Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Avenue

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


In the Theater

Plays & Workshops

April 1-2, 7pm: Auditions for Next to NormalNext to Normal

April 6-11: MCT presents Blackbeard the PirateBlackbeard

July 9-12: Ashland "Theatrical Road Trip"Ashland

CAST Events 2014-15

About the Theater

Columbia Center for the Arts' theater hosts plays, dance performances, concerts, lectures and films, and is the home of CAST, the Columbia Arts Stage Troupe.

CAST has a proud history of providing live theater for residents of the Columbia River Gorge. Founded as a grassroots effort in 1978, it offers a range of opportunities for people who are experienced performers, and for those who want to develop their skills.

At least four productions are planned by CAST each year: Winter (February), Spring (May), Summer (July/August) and Fall (October). New talent and new faces to assist in the creative process are always welcome. Please join us!

Additional productions are brought to the theatre via partnerships and other arrangements.

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CAST: Since 1978!

CAST logoCAST, now part of the Columbia Center for the Arts, has been providing community theatre since 1978.

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April 1-2, 7pm

Auditions for Next to Normal

CAST Theater announces auditions for the upcoming summer musical Next to Normal on April 1-2, at 7pm, in the HRVHS Music Room, with director Mark Steighner. Six roles will be cast.

Learn More: Next to Normal

April 6-11

Missoula Children's Theatre presents Blackbeard the Pirate

Blackbeard the Pirate is part of Missoula Children's Theatre's unique international touring project and is presented locally by CAST Theater and Columbia Center for the Arts. MCT is a fun and focused, week-long theatre experience. Productions are complete with costumes, scenery and makeup.

Learn More: Blackbeard the Pirate

July 9-12

"Theatrical Road Trip" to Ashland

Join us on Columbia Art’s 8th annual trip departing on Thursday, July 9th and returning on Sunday, July 12th by coach.

Learn More: Ashland Trip

Upcoming Shows


Good People


Next To Normal


Tech Tribe 
We’re looking for volunteers who are interested in working backstage on lighting and sound for our many productions. If you’re interested in attending or would like more information on Columbia Center for the Arts’ Tech Tribe, please contact Catherine Butler at

Ticket Information

Unless otherwise noted, you may purchase your tickets online when they become available, and at certain locations throughout the Columbia River Gorge. You may also purchase tickets at the door just prior to the show. 

Visit the webpage describing the show you're interested in seeing, or click:  Theatre Tickets Online.

Show Archive

Click for information on previous theatrical events at Columbia Center for the Arts.