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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
800-219-8161
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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... more » 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. « less
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Davis, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Stopped in Ashland for one night and saw A comedy of errors. Box office was helpful and let me know to check several times a day when show was sold out 2 weeks before and I was able to get us 3 tickets a week before. All seats in the theatre were great (Thomas theatre). Production was original and acting... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed Comedy of Errors, Cocoanuts and Great Society. We wish we could have seen more on this trip.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great place for a Shakespeare play! Unfortunately they took too many liberties with their version of the play. Parking is also very difficult.

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Loomis, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I don't know what I expected but we saw "The Cocoanuts" and I felt we could have seen the same production in my town. Maybe the Shakespeare plays are better, but I had heard so much about Ashland's plays that I expected more.

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Olympia, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We chose to see 2 plays, neither of them Shakespeare. Expertly acted! Excellant sound and seats. Worth every penny to see and experience the talent. And don't miss the Green Show - free every night in the square. A variety of talent from Ashland and elsewhere. Nice extra while waiting for an evening show to begin or late dinner.

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Belmont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

OSF is truly a class act, with a professional theater company that is a match for its 3 outstanding venues. On this visit we saw an excellent production of Richard III and a lively production of Into the Woods. The latter was marred somewhat by rapidly sung lyrics that were not clearly articulated, but was still a worthwhile experience. One... More

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Although this is called a "Shakespeare Festival," at least half the plays every season are modern - a very diverse mix of revivals, new productions (some of which end up on Broadway) and experimental works. We drive up to Ashland every year to see two or three plays and even if we end up seeing a play we don't like,... More

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Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I have been to a lot of Professional productions of Shakespeare's plays and the ones I saw in Ashland rank right up at the top. If possible stay right downtown in Ashland which is very easy to get around in on foot. I booked in February for our visit in August and some of the plays were already sold out... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The five excellent plays were: The Great Society, The Cocoanuts, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III and Into the Woods. We also enjoyed The Tempest, although we were not thrilled with the direction given Prospero, as the actor has done better in other plays we have see. Finally, Family Album was not a story that we appreciated, although it was... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our first of three plays to see while here in Ashland. I was disappointed in this one! The actor in the lead role flubbed his lines on many occasions. Granted, this was a long and complex play, but he's a professional. Set was distracting. A great walk through historical events, though. Bobby Kennedy was fabulous!

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