Eugene/Springfield’s cultural activities focus on a $60 million complex for conventions and a world-class performing arts center. The Hult Center for the Performing Arts is considered one of the finest of its kind in the United States. Inside, the Silva Concert Hall, with seating for over 2,500, hosts nationally known artists and local symphonic, dance, theatrical, and operatic productions. In addition, the flexible Soreng Theater in the Hult Center seats over 500.
Live theater is also presented regularly throughout the area, along with music, dance, and other popular entertainment. Special cultural events include the acclaimed Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Festival of Musical Theater, and numerous outdoor summer productions each year. Performances come in all shapes and sizes and in every conceivable location, from sidewalks to restaurants, to ballrooms.
The metropolitan area has many modern, spacious convention facilities designed to accommodate the largest or the most intimate convention demands. Excellent and diverse restaurant fare is available, and quality lodgings can be found at over 40 hotels and motels with a total room capacity of more than 3,000.
Community Center for the Performing Arts
The center hosts music, dance, theater, movies, classes, meetings, and workshops in the historic 400-seat dance hall.
Located next to Autzen Stadium in Alton Baker Park, this 4,500-seat outdoor amphitheater offers summer concerts.
Florence Events Center
The center provides a conference hall, a 500-seat theater, and an art gallery.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of downtown Eugene, the Hult Center is home to nine resident companies. Dance, orchestra, theater, choir, opera, Broadway, rock, and family shows are presented in the 2,500-seat Silva Concert hall and the 500-seat Soreng Theater.