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128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR 97209 · 503-445-3700 · www.pcs.org
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Rental FAQ

Submit a Rental Request Form. Once you have heard back from the Rentals team regarding availability, set up a tour of our space. Once you have toured the building, you can place a hold on your date and the Armory Rentals team will provide you with a cost estimate. When you are ready to move forward with booking your event, the Rentals team will send a full contract for signature and ask for a 50% deposit. This will confirm your event at The Armory!

Portland Center Stage cannot host political events and functions. The Armory Rentals team will work with you to determine if our space is the best fit for your event based on our packages and building availability. We do, however, reserve the right to decline your event should we find that the content contrasts significantly with The Armory’s core mission and values.

Most of our availability is from July to mid September. From September through June, The Armory hosts regular performances as a part of our production season. Performances run from Wednesday-Sunday in the evening, with additional matinees on Thursdays and over certain weekend dates. Mondays and Tuesdays are dark days for the theater with no performances for the day. Our availability for rental flexes around this schedule and we find we can accommodate most groups during their desired timeframe! Please contact The Armory Rentals team for more information on our availability!

The Armory is available for rental between the hours of 6 a.m.-12 a.m. Event start and end times are based on building availability and your event package.

Overall cost will vary based on what space you are renting and additional event needs. For a general idea of what each space costs, please submit a Rental Request Form

Yes! We have a standard 10% discount on all of our rental packages for qualifying non-profit groups. Please contact the Armory Events & Engagement Manager with further questions.

At The Armory we try to be as transparent about the costs of your event as possible. All event packages are designed to encompass the basic needs of your event and include the amenities, staffing, and hours needed to do so. Should your event require more amenities than our package provides, your Event Lead will communicate those costs upfront.

Please notify the Armory Rentals team as soon as possible if you need to cancel your event. Cancellations must be received in written form, prior to 14 business days in advance of your event. If a cancellation is made within 14 business days of your event, it will result in 100% of the rental charges. All deposits are non-refundable. All requests to cancel an event and reschedule to a later time will be handled on a case by case basis and subject to a rescheduling fee.

Absolutely! You can find images of our space on Flickr and Pinterest. If you’d like to see something specific, please contact the Armory Rentals team!

No. If your event requires WiFi connectivity, please contact our exclusive partners at WiLine.

Absolutely! All spaces available for rental are wheelchair & walker accessible. There are rare occasions in which an installed set on the Main Stage or Studio Theater is not immediately accessible. If this is the case for your event and you have a presenter or performer with ADA needs, please notify the Armory Rentals Team so we can make modifications.

Yes. No items may be hung, taped, or tacked onto the exterior brick walls. Using decor items such as balloons, glitter, or confetti that may leave permanent or harmful residue is subject to Armory approval. Use of such items without PCS approval may be subject to an additional $250 cleaning fee. All candles used within the building must be contained in a votive that is one inch taller than the flame. No tape or adhesives may be used on the floor without PCS approval.

The Armory does not provide day of coordination. We will work with you prior to the wedding date to set floor plans for the ceremony, dinner, and reception. We will coordinate all the vendors loading in, plus any pre-event walkthroughs they may need, we’ll make sure they know where they should set up and have access to the things they need, like power sources and tables. We can run your rehearsal, and coordinate the processional and entrances for the wedding date itself, as well as coordinating any flips in floor plan during the day. Services that a day of coordinator can provide that we aren’t able to offer could include design help for the day (choosing colors, linens, accents, décor, etc.), helping with décor set up on the day, favors, placing florals or setting centerpieces, providing you with a detailed timeline or run of show, etc.

Our US Bank Main Stage is approximately 75’ wide and 35’8” deep with a 40’ wide and 9’ deep apron. The Ellyn Bye Studio is 42’ wide and 65’ deep. Please note: The dimensions of our stages are subject to change based on the installed set. All events booked within the production season will occur on a pre-installed set.

The Armory reserves the right to require our clients to furnish liability insurance, based on the needs of their event. Your Armory Event Lead will notify you if liability insurance is required for your event.

No. All marketing for external event rentals must be handled by the client.

Yes! While The Armory does not offer in-house catering, it can fully support your event through the engagement of an outside caterer. The Armory is currently working on creating a new list of preferred caterers for 2024-2025. If you would like to see that list in its current form, please contact the Armory Rentals team!

Absolutely! We simply ask that all alcohol be served by an OLCC licensed server provided by your caterer. Please contact your catering event manager for details on corkage or tap fees.

We ask that all event rentals plan to load in through our front doors on 11th Ave. The Armory Rentals team will determine if use of the loading dock would be better suited for your event needs.

All shipping in advance of your scheduled event is subject to approval. Should there be availability to store your packages, we will provide you with shipping details and the timeframe in which packages can arrive. Please contact the Armory Rentals team for additional information!

As a facility with high turnover for events, we ask that all equipment, decor, rentals, etc. brought in for an event be removed by the end of your rented time. If you have an exceptional circumstance and believe this will not be possible for your event, please contact the Armory Rentals team. Under no circumstance will food spoiled rentals be allowed overnight.

Absolutely! Please contact our box office at 503.445.3700 or email groupsales@pcs.org for more information.

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