PATA offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year. Members receive discounted or FREE registration to many of these events. If you are considering registering for an event, please consider becoming a member, and start saving today!

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These classes will prepare participants for upcoming Citywide General Auditions with PATA.

These classes will cover a variety of information (the business of acting, generating online content, etc.) to help grow our population's knowledge base of various theater-related practices.

These classes will offer interactive guidance with professionals to help hone their performance skills (acting, musical theater, dance).

These classes will offer interactive guidance with professionals to help hone various theater-related skills (playwriting, cold reading, dialects, etc.)


Our Portland theatre community offers a slew of education and outreach programs!

From school opportunities to classes & community workshops, from educational resources & camps, to internships, these theatres engage us as audiences, and enrich us as people! Find out more about the programs they have to offer. 

If you know of a theatre outreach program that is not listed here, please contact us at so that we can help share it with the world.


PATA provides a directory of private instructors. Please note, each instructor is hired independent of PATA and is responsible for all communications regarding scheduling, rates and services.

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