Oregon Ballet Theatre

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s performances of Beautiful Decay scheduled for June 5–13 has now been cancelled.

If you have tickets for Beautiful Decay we will be sending you instructions by email. If you have not seen this communication, please contact us directly at 503-222-5538 | M-F, 9-5 PM. OR email us at boxoffice@obt.org.

Current ticket holders have the following options:

  • Donate your ticket(s) and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value. THANK YOU!
  • Exchange your ticket(s) for an account credit, which can be used within 6 months of the issue date through the OBT Box Office.
  • Receive a refund for the value of the ticket(s).

Please email us at boxoffice@obt.org to discuss your options.

As you can imagine, making such a major change to our performance schedule will considerably impact our organization. We are in great need of your support. If you are able, please consider making a donation HERE – even the smallest amount will make an impact.

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A Message from OBT Artistic Director, Kevin Irving

We are living through incredibly challenging times of upheaval in both our personal and professional lives. The current paradox of having to self-isolate in order to protect our community is one that has deeply affected the entire arts and culture sector. For everyone’s safety, all rehearsals, classes, events, have been indefinitely halted.

As a valued member of the OBT community, we know you can appreciate the impact this global emergency will have on our financial health. The bulk of our resources go to producing world-class performance and training/educational opportunities for our community, not to building up cash reserves to insulate ourselves. If you are interested in finding out how you can help OBT be part of a healthy community for years to come, please click here.

The mission of Oregon Ballet Theatre, is to share, inspire, and connect. The immediate need to distance ourselves from each other has made it impossible to deliver on this mission through our traditional methods, but OBT is committed to providing art to our community in new and innovative ways, regardless of the situation. So OBT will be ready to share and connect again as soon as we possibly can – and in the meantime, please continue to count on OBT for inspiration!


Oregon Ballet Theatre is committed to sharing our passion for the expressive power of ballet, inspiring an enduring appreciation of dance, and connecting in meaningful ways to our community through excellence in performance, training and educational programs.

Located in the South Waterfront in Portland, Oregon – OBT is the largest professional ballet company in the state, employing nearly 200 people and attracting artists from around the globe with our reputation for excellence. The company is rooted in the traditions of classical ballet, with a repertoire that ranges from the great classics to premieres from some of the most exciting choreographic voices in the field today. Our mission is dedicated to the vitality of, and access to, world-class ballet performance and training in our region.

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks to inspire beauty and excellence in the hearts and minds of Oregonians through the creation and preservation of the highest quality classical and contemporary ballet performances. In addition to our five-show main stage season, we train dancers from 4 years old to 80 years old through the professional and recreational classes at the Oregon Ballet Theatre School. Many of our students go on to successful professional careers at companies including the Joffrey, the Dutch National Ballet, and within our own organization.

OBT ROARS in a 2019-2020 season which celebrates an incredible thirty-year history by bringing together diverse, iconic ballets that embody OBT’s past and excite its future. The season features work by extraordinary choreographers George Balanchine, James Canfield, Agnes de Mille, Nicolo Fonte, William Forsythe, Dennis Spaight, Christopher Stowell, and Twyla Tharp. It includes full-length ballets and repertory that has not been seen on OBT’s stage in twenty-nine years. There are new works that pay homage to where the company has been, but also exemplify the fundamental principals animating OBT’s future. The robust season includes classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets, in an all-encompassing season that ROAR(S).