About the Back Stage

For years, this cavernous space, which reaches an altitude that still may be the highest in Portland's Southeast district, was never meant to be seen by the watchful eyes of countless audiences on the other side of the proscenium. On performance nights, it was a place of orchestrated pandemonium, the nerve center for the machinations of the Bagdad's vaudeville productions: lights, sound effects, curtains, sets, backdrops, and acres of rope, rigging and catwalks...

Read more from behind the scenes — literally — at the Back Stage Bar.


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