Our mission is to "inspire and nurture a love of the arts" and we proudly house a wide variety of programs advocating the arts and arts education. First among these is Lakewood Theatre Company, the longest-running, non-profit theatre company in the Portland metropolitan area. Established in 1952, it now runs up to sixteen shows and provides opportunities for 400 theatre artists.
We also offer a wide range of youth and adult classes, taught by Lakewood instructors and independent educators. This includes our Rising Star program providing opportunity to new, emerging and established artists. In addition, the NAEYC certified Community Arts Preschool resides here.
Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1952, Lakewood Theatre Company is a professional theatre dedicated to the study and presentation of drama in all its forms; the training and development of actors; and the creation, maintenance and operation of a theatre in which to present plays and other forms of entertainment.
Lakewood Theatre Company is the oldest continually operated, not-for-profit theatre company in the Portland Metropolitan area. It annually provides more than 400 theatre artists the opportunity to learn and display their craft and attracts more than 40,000 people to its shows.