Once you step inside this historic theater you'll quickly see why it was considered one of the most glamorous venues when it opened in Portland, Ore., in the 1920s. With a grandiose lobby and elaborate, but intimate setting, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall still retains its splendor and stature as a respected music venue in the city. Take the opportunity to visit this celebrated venue on October 4 for a live performance by Gordon Lightfoot.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Seating Information
The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall offers six varied levels of seating, each typically comprised of reserved seating only. Depending on the performer, there may be a pit section available located directly in front of the stage. The pit would then be followed immediately by Orchestra sections A-D, with rows extending back from A-JJ. Check the seating chart for Gordon Lightfoot available on this page to view the precise layout for the show.
The next four levels of the theater are elevated in a balcony-type extension. The Dress Circle (Sections A-E) is the first of the elevated section. It is then followed by the Mezzanine, Lower Balcony, and finally, the Upper Balcony Level. These final three levels offer Sections A-F.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall General Information
Cameras and recording devices are prohibited at the majority of concerts inside the theater. Outside food and drink also cannot be brought within the concert hall.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Parking Information
The venue has no parking lot of its own; however, there is ample parking surrounding the theater in the form of street parking, paid parking structures, and paid parking lots.
The venue also is accessible via any Tri-Met bus that stops in the Portland City Center. Every Max train line also runs near the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The nearest exits for the green and yellow lines are the City Hall/SW Madison stops, while the best exits for the blue and red lines are 10th Ave. Galleria/Library.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Gate Times
For the most part, fans can enter the concert hall one hour before a concert is scheduled to begin.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Accessibility
The box office recommends that customers requiring accessible seating call the venue directly. There is no on-site parking, but there are curbside accessible spaces, and most nearby paid parking structures offer accessible parking. These spaces are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue is also made more accessible by elevators, a drop-off area in front of the theater, wheelchairs, accessible restrooms, and assisted listening devices. If given at least two days' notice, the venue may be able to secure a sign language interpreter for Gordon Lightfoot. On occasion, the venue will also offer assisted listening devices with audio description of the event for guests with limited vision.