About Field Hall

With its 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium and 300-seat state-of-the-art conference facility, Field Hall represents the newest and most significant arts, entertainment, and special events combination found anywhere in the region. 

Our Story

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Donna Morris

In 2016, the community of Port Angeles received the largest charitable contribution ever made in Clallam County: A $9 million gift from the late Donna Morris to be used specifically for the design, construction, and ongoing operation of a performing arts and events center. Donna took great delight in the success of student musicians and believed they, along with other performers in the community, deserved a place that would truly showcase the talent and dedication each brought to their art.

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Dorothy Field

Inspired by Donna’s gift, local arts patron Dorothy Field purchased and donated the last undeveloped parcel of waterfront property in Port Angeles to be the site of the performing arts and events center. Dorothy has since contributed a significant level of additional funding to move the project forward. She has also established an endowment for operational funding. In recognition of her gifts and in honor of her and her late husband, the building will be named Field Arts & Events Hall (Field Hall).

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Field Arts & Events Hall

Our community tells its story, shares its history, and showcases its culture through the arts.

Mission: A home for arts and events that brings people together and strengthens our community.

Vision: To inspire, nurture, and empower the local arts community, enrich local cultural and educational experiences, and spark economic activity throughout the region.

We've Done Our Homework

Over the past two years, the Field Hall board and staff have been busy. We’ve conducted a market analysis and a capital campaign feasibility study. We’ve toured multiple venues and met with theater professionals to determine the appropriate size and configuration of the project. We’ve worked on building design and LEED certification, operational procedures, and future programming elements. 

The result is a building that will include an auditorium and a conference facility that combines arts, entertainment, and special events, as well as a coffee shop and gallery space, all under one roof.

Strengthening Our Community

The Activity

It is projected that by 2023, Field Hall and its patrons will generate over $2.2M in local business activity. 

The Draw

Programs and events at Field Hall will encourage medical, business, manufacturing, and academic professionals who expect these types of amenities to come, live, and invest in this community.

The Destination

Field Hall will attract investments and drive tourism by bringing in resources and patrons who live outside the region.

The Development

The Field Hall project is already encouraging complimentary business activity, including a 100-room, four-diamond hotel one block from our site and a 70-unit condominium project with mixed retail, a seafood restaurant, and 250-stall public parking garage directly across the street. 

Project Timeline

2016

  • Donna Morris gift of $9M
  • Oak Street property purchased, 
  • LMN Architects hired, and pre-design completed

2017

  • Program scope articulated
  • Conceptual design completed
  • Owner’s representative selected

2018

  • Endowment established
  • General contractor selected
  • Schematic design completed
  • Capital campaign initiated
  • Geotechnical survey completed

2019

  • Site preparation completed
  • Construction begins

2021

  • Scheduled grand opening!

Project Leadership

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Design

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