Coaster Theatre: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Patrons will be welcomed back to the charming Coaster Theatre Playhouse in Cannon Beach for live performances starting in October.  The pandemic closed the theater for over a year.

Oscar’s Wilde’s classic play, The Picture of Dorian Gray, opens with ten performances. The haunting story surrounds a fashionable young man show sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty.

You can enjoy a show either Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30PM in October.  Buy tickets online or get them at the box office or by calling 503-436-1242.

You will need to show proof of Covid-19 vaccines and wear a face cover.  Before attending a show, check out the Coaster Theatre website detailing health and safety protocol.

 The Coaster Theatre Playhouse is a community theatre that takes “community” to heart.  

Dedicated volunteers, actors and supporters support the thriving playhouse. It opened in 1968.  Thanks to North Coast residents, visitors from across the globe, sponsors, and season subscribers,  the tradition of live theatre continues to thrive  in Cannon Beach.

Guests to the Coaster Theatre Playhouse enjoy seven shows and special concerts throughout the year.




Coaster Theater Presents: Case of the Coaster Clambake

Enjoy a delightful production at the City Park Shelter on Saturday nights.

Was it Joey Breakers? An American surfer that seeks the ultimate wave. Or Holly Day? An Irish socialite who likes to check out the men – but only for overnight. Or Cannon Beach local Pete Zaria? An Italian pizza restauranteur with a history of saucy fashion and traditions. Maybe it was Les Baggs? The German tourist with lost luggage and no luck. Or possibly Sue Nami? A French oceanographer who came to Cannon Beach for the summer and knows everyone’s business. Join British detective Clive Sheerluck as he unravels the mystery of his own demise and help Clive uncover his killer. 

Coaster Theater Presents: 60-Second Shakespeare

Actors from Cannon Beach’s Coaster Theater present 60-Second Shakespeare performances every Friday night in summer at the City Park Shelter.

The engaging production features a  collection of humorous scenes, sonnets and words (each piece no longer than a minute) from classic Shakespearian plays. Created to entertain Shakespearian novices and experts alike. Stop by to enjoy these fun and accessible, sixty-second-takes on Shakespeare. Huzzah!