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!

Midwinter Revels: Emerald Odyssey – A Celebration of the Solstice
When an immigrant woman walks into Móirín’s pub, will the town transform her into an Irish lass before sunrise by simply singing, dancing, and telling stories?
December 15th-23rd
Alberta Abbey
CLICK HERE to learn more!

Children’s Revels: The Emerald Dragon
Bring your youngest revelers to enjoy a show created just for them! Puppetry, audience interaction, and laughs lie with two friends and a very special dragon who dreams of becoming a dancer.
December 29th & 30th
The Judy
More information coming soon!

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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.

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What’s New?

Fall pub sing is underway!

#pdxrevels #fallpubsing
Friends!  The last pub sing of 2023 is THIS SUNDAY, September 24th from 4:30-6:30 at the Lucky Lab on Northwest Quimby. 

Reserve your free tickets at the link in our bio.

$10 suggested donation at the door

Join us to sing, celebrate and ring in this new season all together!

#pdxrevels #fallsing #pubsing
Our fall pub sing is less than a week away!  Join us this Sunday and raise a glass to what is arguably Portland's best season.  Grab a bite and a seat, meet someone new, and let's all sing together!

Doors open at 4:15 and the singing starts at 4:30.

Attendance is capped at 60 people. 

Reserve your free tickets at our website: www.portlandrevels.org

#pubsing #portlandfall #pdxrevels
Portland Revels only exists because of the generosity of our community.  As a way to say "thank you", we are offering all donors of $100 and up (since October 3rd, 2022) rolling access to purchase tickets to both Midwinter and Children's Revels before they go on general sale on October 16th.

In addition to having early access for selecting your seats, Early Bird ticket buyers will enjoy a 15% discount on tickets to Midwinter Revels Opening Night and 10% off all other performances!

Not currently eligible for Early Bird?  It's not too late - visit us at portlandrevels.org and give a gift today!

#pdxrevels #2023midwinterrevels #2023EmeraldOdyssey
Join us on September 24th at the Lucky Lab on NW Quimby to celebrate the turning of the year towards fall!  All are welcome to join us for a bite, a drink and the chance to sing together in celebration of the coming season.

Attendance will be capped at 60 Revelers, so visit portlandrevels.org to reserve your FREE tickets.

Doors open at 4:15, singing begins at 4:30.

$10 suggested donation at the door.

See you there!
#pdxrevels #pubsing #springsing
We are thrilled to announce the title and dates for our 2023 Midwinter Revels production: EMERALD ODYSSEY - A CELEBRATION OF THE SOLSTICE, performing December 15th through the 23rd at Alberta Abbey, located at 126 NE Alberta Street.

It’s a stormy evening in Kinvarra when an out-of-town stranger walks into the middle of the Móirín’s pub and interrupts the community’s celebration of the Winter Solstice. Móirín decides that with enough Irish singing, dancing, story-telling, and perhaps a Mummers Play, they can make their new friend Irish by the time the sun rises on the shortest day. But the stranger has a story of her own to tell.

Tickets go on sale October 16th!  More information coming soon...

#pdxrevels #2023midwinterrevels #emeraldodyssey
There is a distinct chill in the air, the leaves are hinting at changing AND this weekend was our first rehearsal for this year's Midwinter Revels!  Details about the show will be released this week - but in the meantime, take a look at one of the projects our team has been working on in preparation for this new season - our brand new website!!!

Check it out at portlandrevels.org

Big thank you to @wearebridgetown for the fabulous design and great collaboration!

#pdxrevels #2023MidwinterRevels
Non-Revels Event Opportunity!  On July 1st from 5-7pm, ethnomusicologist, folklore researcher, master of music, folksinger Inna Kovtun will lead a master class in the traditions and music associated with the magical holiday of Kupala night, which celebrates the birth of the summer sun/solstice.

McGinnis Chapel, Christ Church Episcopal Parish 
1060 Chandler Road Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Tickets are $25, with the funds being using to support DAWN, an organization that sends medical and survival supplies to help people in Ukraine affected by the war.

Learn more and purchase tickets at: 
Today is Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day), when we celebrate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19, 1865, two years AFTER the emancipation proclamation, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, with the news that more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in the state were free. Juneteenth has been celebrated ever since and became a US Federal Holiday on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Today (and every day) is a great day to learn more about this holiday and the events  and history that preceded it, to support Black content creators, and especially to support local Black-Owned businesses! 

There are a number of online directories of Portland Black-Owned businesses, including 

Go out and discover something new - share any recommendations of resources, businesses, or thinkers/creators in the comments!

#pdxrevels #juneteenth

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

Our Generous Sponsors

We would like to take a moment to express our deep appreciation for our generous sponsors.

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