Keller Auditorium

Keller Auditorium Centennial Celebration and Open House

Please join the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation to celebrate Keller Auditorium’s 100th year anniversary.

This celebration – happening Saturday, Oct. 21st from 1:00-4:00 p.m. - is free and open to the public.  Originally known as the Civic Auditorium, the Keller Auditorium, which is part of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, was built in 1917, and after extensive remodeling and renovation, reopened in its current form in 1968.

The Centennial Celebration will feature performances by members of the Oregon Symphony, Bravo Youth Orchestra, OBT2, the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, Portland Opera, and Mariachi Una Voz. There will also be a wide variety of displays, family friendly activities, and refreshments available in the Keller lobbies. Visitors can learn about opportunities to support local arts organizations, enter for chances to win tickets, or even explore a musical instrument petting zoo!

Many of Keller Auditorium’s current and past local arts organizations will be part of the centennial celebration including performances by Portland Opera and OBT2, Oregon Ballet Theatre’s student troupe.  Members of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra string section will perform a world premiere of a string quartet specifically commissioned for this centennial celebration by local composer Christopher A. Corbell.

The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation, presenting sponsor of this event, supports offering culturally relevant education programming as part of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts’ commitment to celebrate diversity and broaden access to the performing arts for people of all means, cultures, and ethnicities.  Additionally, the Foundation raises funds for capital improvements to help maintain high-quality venues that attract premiere performers.

Keller Auditorium : Upcoming Events


Live Nation welcomes Tom Jones, with Into the Ark, to the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium Friday, September...

Showing: 09/22

MGP Live presents The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium...

Showing: 09/23

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Rhapsody in Blue & Never Stop Falling (in Love) at...

Showing: 10/07 - 10/14

Portland'5 presents the hit musical A Night with Janis Joplin at Keller Auditorium Tuesday,...

Showing: 10/17

The Portland'5 Foundation presents the Keller Auditorium Centennial Celebration and Open House (free...

Showing: 10/21

Emporium Presents welcomes Tedschi Trucks Band to the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium Friday, November 3,...

Showing: 11/03