Fine and Performing Arts Events

Below you will find UCC's theatre, music and fine arts events. Please join us for these exceptional performances. We look forward to entertaining you!

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Art Gallery Exhibits

The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College presents several exhibits each academic year that feature regional, national, and international artists working in all genres and media. It also exhibits works of UCC Art faculty and students. The Art Gallery sponsors artist's talks and workshops throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook: Art at Umpqua Community College.

Info Line: 541-440-4692

Patterns of Change

Solini Showby Kathleen Caprario and Marissa Solini

Feb 8 - March 10, 2016

Caprario’s mix-media works look to exterior spaces, echoing patterns of seasons, human interaction with nature, and movement through space. Caprario refers to these pieces as “wallpaper”, stating that ones surrounding landscape, much like wallpaper in ones home, is “an important but often overlooked environmental influence”. These images are also part map, conveying the experience of walking in a dense forest through layers of stenciled leaves and stems. Meanwhile, Solini’s oil paintings trace patterns within the domestic sphere. Using the apron as a symbol that mirrors patterns of life, she archives daily activities of its user. Showing the aprons hanging - before or after their use - she carefully articulates the folds and pattern disruption. The works by these two artists may appear disparate on the surface. However, upon closer inspection, one discovers they hold together visually and conceptually by the use of repeating patterns, the use of color, pattern, and shape, the use of their social, aesthetic, and environmental influence and the use of feminine identity.

A reception with the artists will be held Wednesday, February 17, 5:00pm - 6:30pm.

Musical Performances

UCC Music students and faculty perform in a variety of groups throughout the year that dazzle and entertain. 

Info Line: 541-440-4691

Umpqua Chamber Orchestra & UCC Chamber Choir

Winter Pops Concert

Mar 1, 7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church

Admission at the door. $7.00 per person, $15.00 per family. Students FREE with student ID.

Big Horn Jazz Band and the Umpqua Singers

In Concert

Mar 11, 7:30pm, Centerstage Theatre


Theatre Performances

The UCC Theatre Arts program produces high-quality student performances and encourages up-and-coming high school talent.

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LysistrataDirected by Christina Allaback. Adapted by Rachel Kohler

UCC Campus, Centerstage Theatre

  • February 25, 26, 27 7 March 4 at 7pm
  • February 28 & March 5, 6 at 3pm

Lysistrata tells the story about a group of Ancient Greek women who occupy the Acropolis in Athens and deny their husbands sex until wars are over among their city-states. UCC's retelling sets the story in 1960's America adding Motown music.

Adult Content

Ticket Prices: $12 adult, $10 Staff and Seniors, $8 Students and under 18

Assigned seating for these performances.

Tickets are available through or call (541) 440-7700

For more information, contact Haley Stammen or call 541-440-4691

Circle Mirror Transformation

Circle Mirror TransformationBy Annie Baker

UCC Campus, Centerstage Theatre

  • March 4 at 3pm
  • March 5 at 7pm

This is a co-production of Central Washington University Theatre Department and Umpqua Community College Theatre Department.

Circle Mirror Transformation tracks the lives of 5 adults in a community acting class, which provides the setting for some quirky laughs and surprisingly deep moments of clarity regarding what it is to be human. Beginning with the artificiality of class “ice-breakers” the characters move toward greater connection, then loss and ultimately a sense of acceptance. The small revelations these characters experience within the class lead to profound personal change.

Made possible by contributions from: CWU Provost's Office, CWU College of Arts and Humanities, CWU Theatre Department, UCC Theatre Department, UCC Arts and Sciences.

Ticket Prices: Donations accepted at the door will benefit the Quinn Cooper Scholarship Endowment.

For more information, call 541-440-4694

Oregon One-Acts

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 1pm

  • 7am - Set up
  • 8am - Contestants arrive
  • 5pm - Event ends (estimated)
  • 6:30pm - Take down ends

Your students deserve the spotlight! Bring your high school class, drama club, or group to perform a one-act play and get feedback from professionals in the field. From original works to musicals, students present shows with peers from around the state. Join us for an experience that they will never forget.

FREE to compete!


Oregon Musical Theatre Festival

The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival creates high-quality musicals that are presented on the UCC campus.

Info Line: 541-440-4691

Stay tuned for a new exciting season to be announced soon!


National Theatre Live

UCC is proud to present quality theatrical productions that stream to the Centerstage Theatre from The National Theatre in the United Kingdom.

Info Line: 541-440-4694

NTLive AsYouLikeItAs You Like It

Feb 25, 10:00am

Feb 27, 2:00pm

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.

There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

NTLive HangmenHangmen

April 14, 10:00am

April 16, 2:00pm

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.