Press Release: The Judy is Set to Open This Spring

Northwest Children’s Theater (NWCT) is moving to Broadway! The Judy Kafoury Center for Youth Arts, lovingly called The Judy, is located at 1000 Broadway in downtown Portland, across the street from the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The Judy will welcome families back to the heart of our city, expand NWCT’s mission, and guarantee a magical, inviting space for every child to grow, dream, and develop essential life skills.

What was once a four-screen movie theater is now transformed into a multi-venue arts center for youth. Upon entering The Judy, you will descend the stairs (or elevator) into a grand lobby which houses the entrances to four main spaces: The Stage, The Black Box, The Studios, and The Cinema. With onsite maker space, extensive concessions, and an attached parking garage, this new home will allow NWCT to grow their programs while also providing generous rental and partnership opportunities.

Full Press Release

The Judy is Set to Open This Spring

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