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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Address: 15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone Number: 800-219-8161
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Ranked #3 of 31 Activities in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of the nation's true artistic gems...
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Type: Performances, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of the nation's true artistic gems. Home to the largest resident acting company in America in charming downtown Ashland, OSF annually presents 11 plays on three unique stages in rotating repertory from February through October. With tours and fun educational events and an ever-changing summer entertainment on the Green Show stage, OSF is an immersive cultural experience for the whole family that you'll never forget.

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northern california
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135 reviews 135 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Showcasing new American Works (American Nights, Ruined), classic American plays and of course, works of the Bard in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, treat yourself to one of the week or weekend long immersions excursions, where you can see 5 plays in 3 days (or some variant), tour back stage and have an artist talk. WIth a long... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Shakespeare Festival, by name, is a toy shop for big children who love theater. Besides Shakespeare in the round (outdoors), there are multiple venues with multiple kinds of plays. Actors often participate in multiple plays so, after 3 or 4 performances, you feel like you have been witnessing an extended family of actors all working together to put on... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Have been to theaters in San Francisco, LA, NYC, DC, Vienna, Munich, Berlin and London. This is the best and they take the best from Broadway. So well endowed, they can pay for the best playwrites to premier the most outstanding new plays anywhere. Every play has at least one dramaturg, not shared by other productions. Wonderful directors and very... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I saw♥♡♥♡♥♡♥ Ashland but do not love Shakespeare, who I believe was permanently ruined for me when "read" out loud by illiterate morons in high school. Professional performance in lovely setting but didn't work for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I went when I was 8, and am still going today. The first play for me was Taming of the Shrew followed by Romeo and Juliet. Each year, my family and I go out and watch some plays. We watch musicals and comedies. Tragedies and historical plays. From many deaths to many weddings we watch and year after year, we... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

OSF Ashland never disappoints with excellent acting and directing. Amazing to find it in Ashland, OR, a small quaint town with wonderful restaurants, B&Bs and hotels. I can't wait til next season.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I have been going to Ashland for the Shakespeare Festival for more than a dozen years and have never been disappointed. The venues are great (there are three of them), the acting top-notch, and the production values are considerable. The plays are varied - not just Shakespeare - and include dramas, musicals, classics, and new productions. Best... More 

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San Rafael, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Every play we saw had great acting. We have gone to plays in Ashland for 32 years and the plays keep getting better.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We saw the play Coconuts, and it was pretty funny. I would have liked to have seen a true Shakespeare play, but we had young kiddos coming along who preferred something light-hearted. It was a great production nonetheless! Felt like a Broadway production. If you're in Ashland, it's a must do to go to a play. Stroll around the area,... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have been patrons of the OSF for 15 seasons, and have been volunteers for 7 years. Each season has offered plays that are thoughtful, entertaining, with excellent production values and actors. It's simply the best theater experience to be had. The season, The current season of 11 productions varied from Richard III to Cocoanuts, including an all-female Two Gentlemen... More 

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