Take Joy!

Portland Revels celebrates the seasons through song, dance, story and ritual of the past and present, creating community across generations and cultures.

Ithica Tell in Revels production
Party in a Revels production
Party in a Revels production

Happening Now!

Spring Revels: At The Root
Join us for this world premiere work by local singer/songwriter/actor Lauren Steele, celebrating the bonds women build through the ritual of braiding one another’s hair.  Created in the Revels model, celebrating community with choral singing and audience participation, this is production not to be missed.
May 10th-12th
The Brunish, P’5 Centers for the Arts
CLICK HERE for more information.

Give Joy!
Learn more about our Give Joy! campaign, honoring our longtime Music Director Robert M. Lockwood and Associate Music Director Betsy Branch, while helping to launch us into the future.  The campaign runs through April 30th.

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Your tax deductible gift raises the curtain on The Midwinter Revels, and also makes possible our free and low-cost events throughout the year!

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Our Promise to the Community

At Portland Revels we are committed to the values of inclusivity, equity, diversity and accessibility (IDEA.)  We continue to work everyday to find ways to realize these values across our programs, productions and day to day operations.  Portland Revels celebrates creating connection and cultivating a vibrant community, which is impossible without a robust commitment to IDEA principles.

Celebratory moment from Revels production

What’s New?

With a little less than two weeks to go, we are inching ever closer to our Give Joy campaign goal of raising $15,000 by April 30th, through grassroots, online contributions!

If Revels has impacted you and your family, brought joy into your life, and helped you to bring back the light at the darkest time of year, we hope you will consider a contribution!  Any amount is deeply appreciated, and will ensure a strong and vibrant Portland Revels long into the future!

Link to donate is in our bio!

#pdxrevels #givejoy
Last night was a glorious night of celebration at the Give Joy benefit, celebrating Robert Lockwood and Betsy Branch, and helping to support Revels as we move into this new chapter. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us, who donated, who sang, and who celebrated.  A special thank you to the folks in the chorus and the band, and to those who worked for months to plan and organize the event.

We leave you with the start of the performance of "Traveller's Prayer" - one of Robert's favorites - Enjoy!

#pdxrevels  #givejoy #SongsForTheSeason

Join us in keeping
the music alive

The Portland Revels offers our community a unique experience of performing arts – song, dance and storytelling are woven together and offered up throughout the year through our large-scale productions, pub sings and community performances. Year after year, audiences return for the special ritual of celebrating together and raising our voices in song!

"Revels is community magic!"

 – Charley Rowley, Chorus Member, Dancer

“...Revels, more than most shows, is about being a part of something bigger.”

– Mike Cino, Production Team

“...I am proud of the organization’s strength and resiliency, and commitment to the mission of sharing the light.”

– Dave Shepherd, Chorus Member, Former Board Member

“Revels means hope, especially now.”

– Anonymous Audience Member

“You are my light in dark times.”

– Anonymous Audience Member

“Revels is a second family, and has been a light for me both in the winter and always.”

– Dash Fitzgerald, Chorus Member, Actor

“Revels embodies what we need most: music, joy, community….bringing back the light all year round!”

– Sharrong Gargosky, Board member, Revels Parent

“The Revels transport me beyond joyous theatre, moving me deeply in ways I cannot explain, only experience.”

– Barbara Bryant, Volunteer and Support

Portland'5 Center for the Arts
Miller Foundation
Ronni Lacroute
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Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
Regional Arts and Culture Council
The Kinsman Foundation
The Oregon Cultural Trust

Portland Revels receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon

and the National Endowment for the Arts.