Echo Theater Company is the place to learn acrobatics, trapeze, aerial dance, and physical theater! We have classes, camps, and performances and events for all ages, bodies, and abilities! Private lessons, open gym, and series classes are available. Learn more!
Echo Theater Company
1515 SE 37th Ave
Portland, OR, 97214
NEW! Echo West
1420 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR, 97209
Please Note: We have a new Registration System and you may have to set up a new account! Follow these links to register for classes at Echo Theater and Echo West!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 8 – 9, 14 – 16
Gruff (What’s your footprint?): A modern re-telling of an age-old fairytale about greed, bridge ownership and, in this case, aerial dance, original music and tap-dancing billy goats. 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 3:30 pm Sunday TICKETS
We are so excited to announce that we have opened a second location in NW Portland! We offer classes for all ages and all abilities on both sides of the river!
Spring Term Classes (April 3 – June 11) no classes 4/9, 5/29
Spring Break Camps (March 27 – 31)
Spring Break Workshops (March 27 – April 2)
Summer Camps (June 20 – Aug 25)
Click here to view our current and upcoming programming!
This Spring, Echo Theater is excited to present a full schedule of shows, including a mix of dance styles from other companies and performances from Echo’s performers. More details will be available soon, but you can mark your calendars today with the dates–and, in some case, pre-purchase tickets.
Saturday March 25
Arpan, an offering: A one-hour solo performance in the classical Indian dance style of Odissi that originates from the East Indian state of Odisha. Jamuna Chiarini, student of Yashaswini Raghuram, will showcase a traditional Odissi repertoire demonstrating the form’s graceful, lyrical, rhythmic, and spiritual aspects. Including a short film produced by Portland dance photographer Jingzi Zhao, and post-show Q&A with Linda K. Johnson. 7 pm, $15. TICKETS.
Saturday, April 1
All Fools FUNdraiser: Hosted by Tempos Toss Collective, a pack of the foolhardy will come to party. An evening of circus arts, a raffle, and a dance party. Tempos is partnering with the Echo and its excellent all-abilities program for an evening of fun and foolishness. Doors at 6:30 pm; show at 7 pm. $25 pre-sale; $30 at door.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 7 – 9, 14 – 16
Gruff (What’s your footprint?): A modern re-telling of an age-old fairytale about greed, bridge ownership and, in this case, aerial dance, original music and tap-dancing billy goats. 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 3:30 pm Sunday
April 21 – 23, 28 – 30
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, May 20 & 21
Della Clementine’s Guide to Getting Lost: Echo’s resident teen company the Zig Zags recast last year’s smash success about a young girl exploring the woods—and her encounters with trapezing squirrels, silk-climbing spiders and acrobatic jumping fish.
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4
Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11
Saturday, June 17
Echo Theater Company’s popular Adult Student Showcase. $5 – $25. TICKETS AVAILABLE
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 23 – 25
Tempos Contemporary Circus
Learn more about renting our space through our co-production program here.
Instead of simply renting out our space, we would like to offer a different kind of production model — a partnership model — in which our co-producers bring strong creative ideas and a capable production team and ETC supplies a well-equipped, accessible, “artist-ready” space for performances and rehearsals.
We remain committed to our mission to create space for collaboration, empowerment and the joyful celebration of community using movement and ensemble theater traditions, imaginative play, and aerial arts to help people of all abilities discover their potential, encourage perseverance and embrace their humanity.
Your donations help:
Fund inclusion services to help make our classes accessible to everyone.
Enable us to provide financial aid to help students in need.
Sustain our core operations.
Support the fearless creation of art!
Your fully tax-deductible donations of support can be made HERE.
Unable to donate cash? Find out how you can support us here!
Echo Theater Company is incredibly grateful to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Cultural Trust and Multnomah County cultural coalition for Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support funding.
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