Field trips

Planning a field trip is easy at OCT!

  1. Choose your play, performance date, time, and your seating.
  2. Call or order online. Phone: 503-228-9571 x2
  3. Use OCT's Teacher Resource Guide to plan activities and connect to curriculum.


Newmark Theatre: $6 (second balcony), $7.50 (first balcony), $8.25 (main floor)
Winningstad Theatre: All tickets $7.25
YP Studio Theatre: All tickets $7

About Our Plays

Junie B. Jones: The Musical

Oct. 28 – Nov. 20, 2015
Weds – Fri, 9:45 or 11:45
Newmark Theatre


Recommended for grades K-2 | Teacher Preview: Friday, October 23

“First grade is hard! Last year I had two best friends. This year the lunch lady is my best friend. Last year I was cute. This year I need glasses.” Will our feisty first-grader survive the new school year? Start off your school year with this delightful musical as Junie tackles some of first grade’s obstacles in characteristic spunky style. Based on the New York Times bestselling book series by Barbara Park.

Geronimo Stilton: Mouse in Space

Jan. 20 – Feb. 12, 2016
Weds. – Fri., 9:45 or 11:45
Newmark Theatre


Recommended for grades 1-4 | Teacher Preview: Friday, January 15

Villains are threatening New Mouse City, and the only hope is our reluctant hero, Geronimo Stilton! In this “enormouse” adventure, Geronimo is launched into space on a top-secret mission to save the day! Based on the wildly popular book series featuring Geronimo and his pals Thea, Trap, and Benjamin, this story will “rocket” your students to another world.

Bad Kitty: On Stage

March 2 – 25, 2016
Weds. – Fri., 9:45 or 11:45
Winningstad Theatre


Recommended for grades PK-2 | Teacher Preview: Friday, February 26

Some surprises are too hard to handle! Kitty doesn’t want a smelly new dog, a drooling new baby, or Uncle Murray’s unusual cat-sitting. Kitty just wants to have Kitty’s world back to normal. A world that revolves around the most important creature in Kitty’s life…KITTY. Students will laugh in recognition at Kitty’s antics as she tries to navigate changes big and small.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

April 5 – 29, 2016
Tues. – Fri., 9:45 or 11:45
Winningstad Theatre


Recommended for grades 3-6 | Teacher Preview: Friday, April 1

Tossed overboard, thrown in a garbage heap, stuck in a hobo’s knapsack, and used as a scarecrow, Edward, a vain rabbit doll, unexpectedly undertakes a perilous 20-year journey. Along the way, he sheds his arrogance, and his heart grows bigger and softer as he discovers the importance of people, friendship, and love. Based on the book by Newbery Medal-winning author Kate DiCamillo, and a 2014 Oregon Battle of the Books selection.

James and the Giant Peach

May 10 – 27, 2016
Weds. – Fri., 9:45 or 11:45
Newmark Theatre


Recommended for grades 2-6 | Teacher Preview: Friday, May 6

Roald Dahl’s beloved classic takes the stage in a new musical! One boy, two awful aunts, five larger-than-life insects, and a giant peach! What happens when magic crystals cause a withered old tree to create the largest and most magnificent peach ever seen? Luckily, a boy named James and a handful of bugs just happen to be nearby when the peach finally snaps free of its stem, and it sweeps them along on a marvelous adventure. From Tony-nominated creators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

At the YP Studio Theater

OCT Young Professionals are dedicated local teens who participate in a year-long, intensive training program to expand their acting skills. They also gain performance experience by presenting productions in the YP Studio Theater in NE Portland to highlight their incredible talents.

All YP performances are at the YP Studio Theater on 1939 NE Sandy Blvd. To reserve a field trip in the YP Studio Theater, please contact our offices directly at (503) 228-9571.

The Wrestling Season

Friday, November 6
Friday, November 13
All shows at 10 am


Recommended for grades 6-8

Impactful and poignant, this close look at teen dynamics creates a charged theatrical event that explores the destructive power of rumor, the search for identity, and the peer pressure that accompanies it.

“…A writer with a true sense of how young people speak and handle confrontation. Never before has the mantra of ‘sticks and stones’ seemed so trite. Names can indeed hurt, break, and destroy.” —Ron Simonian, Pitch Weekly, Kansas City

Impulse! OCT’s Improvisational Theatre Troupe

Thursday, January 21, 10 am or 12 pm
Friday, January 29, 10 am
Friday, February 5, 10 am


Recommended for grades 2-12 (OCT will designate dates for older and younger students)

Impulse is back! Join our fearless Young Professionals as they create hilarious improv games and sketches based on audience suggestions. These talented teens can even tailor their performances to your curriculum connections. Book a field trip for your students that’s more than just full of laughs—improv is also a great way to enhance creativity, collaboration, quick thinking, confidence and a positive mindset!