The last remaining theater on Broadway, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall houses Portland's finest performing arts groups, and also schedules popular films and concerts in its free time. Formerly known as the Paramount Theatre and commonly known as "The Schnitz", the concert hall can now host nearly any event imaginable, and the versatility of its performances has attracted audiences from all over Portland. Purchasing a ticket at this landmark theater not only means a night of supreme entertainment, but becoming a part of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall's rich history.
The theater was built in 1928 and previously operated as a vaudeville theater, cinema, and concert venue before becoming a performing arts venue in 1984. While many of the unique decorations that once adorned the theater are now gone, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall retains the architectural beauty that it has always had. The theater is currently home to the Oregon Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland Art & Lectures, and the White Bird Dance Company. It also schedules a number of big name musicians and comedians, as well as offers tickets for documentaries and travel films that have become hugely popular with the public.