By Eugene Magazine

In April, we sent out a survey asking for Lane County residents to nominate their top picks in 12 different categories. We wanted to showcase local businesses, who have felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and who could use a little extra love right now. We asked survey takers to write in a first and second place pick, which we scored accordingly. As a result, we bring you Lane County’s Top Picks for Entertainment Venues!

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The Cuthbert Amphitheater

The Cuthbert Amphitheater is the perfect summer venue. This outdoor theater, with its shining coppery half-dome on the edge of the Willamette River is surrounded by greenery and allows attendees to either sit and enjoy the performances from the grass on a picnic blanket or in formal seating up front. Biking to the venue is encouraged and part of the experience!

The Cuthbert Amphitheater | 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. | 541/762-8099 |

Hult Center for the Performing Arts

One of the pillars of our arts community, the Hult Center is host to all types of performances, gatherings, and visual art. The Hult Center also serves as the home to many of Eugene’s performing arts companies like the Eugene Symphony, Eugene Ballet Company, Ballet Fantastique, Eugene Concert Choir, and the Oregon Bach Festival. Join them for weekly virtual happy hours.

Hult Center for the Performing Arts | 1 Eugene Center | 541/682-5087 |

McDonald Theatre

The McDonald Theatre, in a building first constructed in 1925, has hosted performances spanning all genres. Emphasizing community involvement, the theatre is a platform for arts of all backgrounds and experiences, continuing a legacy that started in the ’50s. See both big names on their national tours or local acts looking to make it big.

McDonald Theatre | 1010 Willamette St. | 541/345-4442 |


Top Entertainment Venue Honorable Mentions

WOW Hall | 291 W 8th Ave. | 541/687-2746 |

John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts | 868 High St. | 541/687-6526 |

Matthew Knight Arena | 1390 Villard St. | 541/346-4461 |

Broadway Metro | 43 W Broadway | 541/686-2458 |

Bijou Art Cinemas | 492 E 13th Ave. | 541/357-0375 |


Check out our other Top Picks:

Top Breakfast Restaurants

Top Lunch Restaurants

Top Place for Coffee or a Snack

Top Dinner Restaurants

Top Wineries

Top Breweries

Top Local Artists

Top Places to be Active

Top Places to Shop

Top Galleries

Top Entertainment Venues

Top Place to Take the Kids