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 2024
This year we are returning to the Nordic region, with a story rooted in myth and legend.  Tickets will go on sale in the fall.

December 13th-22nd
More information coming soon…

Looking for something to remember one of our recent Revels shows?  Check out our online merchandise shop and get yourself a branded T-shirt or sweatshirt, shipped right to your door!

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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.

What’s New?

Since the pandemic, Portland Revels has been working to incorporate practices that create greater inclusion, equity, and accessibility across all aspects of our organization, with a goal of diversifying our Revels community - including performers, creative team members, volunteers, staff, board and audience members representing a wider range of cultures, age groups, and lived experiences. It is our intent that by bringing people together with a wide variety of perspectives, the magic of Revels and the bonds that we build together will be enriched and strengthened even more.

For the past year, Revels board and staff have been working with a consultant on our IDEA project, which included multiple phases and activities, and culminated in the board approving a 3- to 5-year IDEA plan to guide this work moving forward. We invite you to review the project report and approved plan at our website to learn what we have been up to and where we intend to go from here!

(To find the report on the homepage, scroll down to "Our Promise to the Community")

#pdxrevels #IDEA #DEI
Thank you to everyone who attended our touring performances of AT THE ROOT, as well as those who joined us at the Brunish Theatre.  It was wonderful to share this new piece, and the work of all of the wonderful artists, with different audiences, venues and communities here and Portland and further afield.

If you attended, we would love to hear about your experience.  Be sure to fill out our audience survey by Wednesday morning so that we can use your feedback to help us shape future programming. (link in bio)

Thank you to everyone who was a part of making AT THE ROOT such a special production.

#pdxrevels #springrevels #attheroot
We are just a little more than a week out from the first day of auditions for our 2024 Midwinter Revels production.  In 2024, we return to the Nordic regions, which we last visited in 2017.

Auditions are June 2nd and June 8th for teens and adults, and June 9th for children.  For more information and to sign up for a slot, visit our website (link in bio!)

We can't wait to see you there!

#pdxrevels #midwinterrevels #auditions

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
The Kinsman Foundation
Ronni Lacroute
Regional Arts and Culture Council
Miller 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.