About The Majestic
Majestic Theatre Management is a non-profit company contracted to oversee operations, programs and fiscal health at The Majestic Theatre, a City owned community arts center in downtown Corvallis, OR. Our mission is to provide access, excellence and education to benefit the public and the greater arts community.
In August 2013 The Majestic Theatre in Corvallis Oregon will be 100 years old. The venerable vaudeville house has seen many incarnations over the decades. As we approach the centennial milestone the organization is enjoying a new surge of energy and output with a new staff, new strategic focus, new model and new programs. All are focused on establishing The Majestic as the flagship cultural space for the performing and contemporary arts in downtown Corvallis, serving the City and surrounding counties.
First built as a 1200 seat grand movie palace and vaudeville hall in 1913, the Majestic was purchased by the City of Corvallis in 1985 with designated funds from a private estate. Although owned by the City Corvallis and working in cooperation with Parks and Recreation, The theater is managed and operated by Majestic Theatre Management, a private 501 (3)(c) non-profit organization (Tax ID # 93-0877386).
Today, The Majestic Theatre serves as a creative laboratory, meeting place, and performance venue for a vibrant community of artists and a diverse audience base of culture hungry consumers in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Artist in Residence
As part of the new vision for The Majestic Theatre, the organization is piloting an Artist In Residence program that brings nationally recognized figures to Corvallis. Last season, The Majestic hosted internationally acclaimed South African vocalist and performer Tsidii Le Loka, Tony-nominated star of the original Broadway production of The Lion King. Ms. Le Loka spent two weeks in Corvallis working with her a team of local and regional theater artists in the development of a new show that features the poems of Dr. Maya Angelou and the music of Odetta, Mariam Mekeba, and Nina Simone.
In the 2012-2013 Season, The Majestic presented Underbelly by acclaimed Seattle performance group Degenerate Art Ensemble. The work was presented at The Majestic in October 2012 on the heels of its premiere at The Seattle Center. The work was commissioned by The Seattle Center as part of the celebration of their 50th Anniversary. Underbelly features the choreography of 2012 Guggenheim Fellow Haruko Nishimura. The new work explored three women characters inspired by the group’s research on the last 50 years of Seattle history through dance, live music, large scale video portraiture, architectural models, stop action animation and light installation.
Community Anchors and Access Works Curated Rentals
One of our most vital services is providing access to affordable space to the dozens of groups that call The Majestic home. In order to fulfill our mission to provide access, The Majestic underwrites more than $20,000 or 40% of the direct costs for its non-profit rentals.
Majestic Education is designed to encourage confidence, creativity, and communication skills amongst kids and teens within the Linn-Benton community offering classes and workshops, performances and outreach opportunities for undeserved youth.
Majestic In Concert
A new program committed to providing 35 – 40 concerts each season representing the best of a wide range of artists and musical genres.
The Majestic Lab
A creative workspace for community artists of all disciplines to risk, explore and expand their craft.
A storefront salon, where we feature local wines and baked goods as well as a number of other treats, and displaying artists from the area; located next to the lobby of the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis, Oregon.
New Century Series
The Majestic’s new premium theater series is dedicated to the producing the best contemporary plays defining the American theater today.
Majestic Theatre Management Company
115 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR, 97333
Business Office and Administration: 541.758.7827
Box Office and Ticket Sales: 541.738.7469
Administrative Staff Office Hours: 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Tuesday – Friday.
Box Office Hours: 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday – Friday during periods of active production. The Box Office is also open 60 minutes before all performances.
Press: For press information on all programs excluding education, please contact Ivy Farrell at email@example.com or call 541.758.7827.
Donations: To learn how you can support The Majestic with a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Christel Birwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.758.7827.
Corporate Sponsorship: To learn how your business can support vital cultural programs as a corporate sponsor, please contact Christel Birdwell at email@example.com or call 541.758.7827.
Space Rental: To receive information on rental space, services and availability, please contact Christel Birdwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.758.7827.
Volunteering: To become involved with The Majestic as a volunteer please email email@example.com.
Bookings: Please see our Opportunities Page.
Staff Contact Information
Christel Birdwell, Business Manager and Community Liaison
Ivy Farrell, House Manager & Press and New Media Fellow
Cheyanne Warren, Intern
Conrad Grossman, Box Office Manager
The Majestic Theatre Board of Directors
Daniel Rayfield, Board President
John Carone(firstname.lastname@example.org), Board Secretary
Dave Cudo, Board Treasurer
Want to read more about us and our programs? Here is a list of article about past productions.