Arts, Culture and Entertainment in Eugene, OR

Explore the rich and vibrant energy of visual arts, enjoy remarkable productions and presentations of exceptional entertainment and lose yourself in the inimitable cultural contributions. Beloved and established arts venues are home to local symphony, ballet, opera, choir and theater companies. International and national headliners perform in state-of-the-art arenas, community amphitheaters, historic theaters and the region’s many music festivals.

Visit historical museum art collections and tour local galleries, public art and community murals during downtown art walks. Tour historic bridges or homes, or solve mysteries in “escape room” adventure parlors. There are many ways to experience the rich and culturally diverse arts and entertainment era of Eugene, OR.

Here are a few suggested events or places:

  • Actors Cabaret of Eugene – The Actors Cabaret of Eugene (also known as ACE) is a non-profit community theater organization. It has been an essential part of theater in Lane County since it began in 1979, and has been hailed by many as one of the best. They offer incredible live theater, with shows from Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theaters. Enjoy dinner, drinks and dessert as you watch performances! They are devoted to providing quality theatrical experiences and opportunities for community participation through performances and technical production as well as the enjoyment of their audience.


  • Adventure- Children’s Museum – The perfect indoor play option for small children! The Adventure! Children’s Museum features many interactive exhibits including: a scavenger hunt, a flight test table, a Pacific Northwest camping experience, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, building sets, a soft rock play area, an art room, a mid-century newsroom, a tree house library and so much more.


  • Broadway Metro – The Broadway Metro cinema features four intimate auditoriums playing foreign, independent and classic films. The concession stand serves a variety of locally-made gourmet snacks, NW crafted beer, wine and cider, and of course their famously delicious popcorn. This boutique mini-plex movie theater is located in the heart of downtown Eugene, surrounded by great bars and restaurants, perfect for the classic date night with dinner and a movie.