Patricia Reser Center for the Arts Nears Completion 

Beaverton has been waiting decades for an arts venue to call its own. Construction on The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts (“The Reser”) is in its final leg and is nearly complete. A public opening is anticipated in March 2022. 

The Reser is the first performing arts center of its kind to be built in the Portland-metro area in more than 30 years. This state-of-the-art, world-class multidisciplinary performing arts center and cultural hub is in the heart of the city’s Central District, at Southwest Crescent and Southwest Hall Boulevard steps away from the MAX light rail. 

Designed by Opsis Architecture and being built by general contractor Skanska, the facility will include a 550-seat Mainstage Theater; an art gallery; rehearsal, workshop, and meeting spaces; a lobby and outdoor plaza; and an adjacent parking structure. Several metropolitan-area arts groups are already planning performances for Spring 2022. Programs and rental opportunities will be announced in January.  

The finishing touches bring to life The Reser’s grand mission and vision. The glass-walled lobby looks out onto Beaverton Creek. The interior of the lobby is decorated with Douglas fir, creating a unique event space of its own. Taking inspiration from beaver dams, wood panels adorned with long wooden slats line the ceiling and the theater’s walls. 

The Reser’s mission is to foster joy, imagination, and community connection by presenting artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities for all. 

The Reser is hiring staff for our anticipated opening in March 2022. Please check our website for job openings and volunteer opportunities at https://thereser.org

The Reser’s lobby lights were turned on for the first time in August.