Ovations Offstage

Connect & Learn with Ovations Offstage

A key part of Portland Ovations’ work is bringing performing arts and artists off our stages and into the vibrant, daily lives of our communities. Ovations Offstage (O2) is where artists and audiences connect, creating magical moments that last a lifetime.  

Through in-school and public programs focused on three “pillars”—skills-based instruction, arts integration, and cultural competence—audiences of all ages are invited to join us in exploring and celebrating the power of live performance.

In collaboration with and grateful for our many community partners, O2 hosts a wide variety of events each season, geared to audience members at all ages and all stages of their performing arts exploration. 

Keep an eye on our Community Events calendar for information about upcoming O2 events.

School & Family Programs

Energize and engage your students by attending a School-Time Performance, curated to align with Common Core standards and supported by educator resources and learning guides. Tickets may be purchased online by any public, private, or home school. Click here to view the performances and purchase tickets.

Make a day of it! Our Family Series offers the opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the performing arts together. 

Masterclasses & Workshops

Work with the world’s greatest artists and learn something new at an O2 workshop—available throughout the season. Masterclasses with select artists can be booked by school and community groups. If you are interested in holding a masterclass or workshop, please contact us at offstage@portlandovations.org. 

Pre-Performance Lectures & More

Join us before Main Stage performances for a wide variety of events, including talks, screenings, book clubs and demonstrations that contextualize and bring new meaning to the main event and its thematic ties to our community.  

Our popular Pre-Performance Lectures are back in person this season, and our Seeking Resonance Series offers a collection of thematically linked events connected to select performances. Click here to learn more about the 23-24 theme of “Legacy.”