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Fine Arts and Theater Outings 
For a listing of art and music classes and instructors offered in our area, please go to the Classes & Instructors:Fine Arts section.

Historic Elsinore Theatre On May 28, 1926, on a former livery stable site, the magnificent Elsinore Theatre first opened its doors to the public. Developed by George Guthrie, an entrepreneur and lover of art, the theatre was designed to resemble the castle in “Hamlet,” Shakespeare’s greatest drama. Restored in 2004, it is truly a place of grandeur and is the last remaining example of a Tudor Gothic atmospheric theatre in North America. With its 30 foot high Gothic lobby, exquisite stained glass windows, 24 foot tall murals of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth’s Witches along with the 1,300 seat auditorium it is truly a Theatre to experience. Each season the Theatre offers our community a variety of wonderful shows that delight and entertain including Wednesday night Classic film festivals and Silent film festivals (which are historically accompanied by live music on the theater's "Mighty Wurlitzer" pipe organ just as in the time of the silent originals). See the website for the theater calendar.  Group Tours for $3.00 per person can be arranged by calling 503-375-3574.  The theater is located at 170 High Street SE (Salem)

Oregon Symphony Youth Concerts  Oregon Symphony youth concerts provide high quality artistic experiences in music for students from Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Kinderkonzerts are designed for grades 1 and 2; Young People's Concerts are designed for grades 3-6.  The linked Youth Concerts page provides schedules and locations as well as a downloadable form for homeschoolers to fax or mail in.  Prices are very discounted.  The site also provides educational support materials.  Do sign up early as concerts fill quickly.  There are concerts provided in both (Portland and Salem).

The Portland Art Museum  Rotating and permanent exhibits make something for everyone. Part of the Cultural Pass program, see you local library for a pass. (Downtown Portland)

Trueheart Productions is a Christian, family-owned, non-profit organization that seeks to use the performing arts as medium to display the surpassing worth of Jesus Christ and share his gospel with others. Through open auditions, the company uses a cast of volunteer actors and actresses for its productions. It directors include, Larry Barclay-founder and director, Tiffany Barclay, assistant director, composer, and pianist, and Lorianne Barclay, choerographer and classic ballet dancer. Its productions are given at Mt. Hood Community College's theater.For more information about this theater company, current productions, and show times, please go to their website. (Gresham)