Old Moody Stages comes to life

The Barge Building at South Waterfront is being converted into a performance venue with a stage, sound system and lighting this summer. There'll be a second stage outside the east door of the building.

Ships and barges are not rolling off the property anymore, but dance and opera and theater will be filling the air on prime real estate at South Waterfront on the Willamette River in the next couple of months.

More Zidell family land has been turned into performance space, as an outdoor arts series opens at the new Old Moody Stages this week. There is a stage inside the old Barge Building and there is a stage just outside the east entrance of the huge structure that once housed ships and barges under construction.