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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 #1 of 10 Attractions in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
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 & Stadiums
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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Milford PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a truly impressive theater complex. Everything is first class, from the caliber of the actors to the technical aspects of the shows. On any given night you have the option of multiple shows; and if your first choice is sold out (which is a definite possibility) you can bet that your second or third choice will be just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great show. My first visit and can't wait to come back for Shakespeare! Make sure to get your ticket early!

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Berkeley, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

That was the embroidered quote on a set of towels in the Festival's Gift Shop... We loved the performance of Into the Woods. The stage and seating is designed to make the experience special. The actors and singers were exceptional. Ashland does know how to put on a performance. It is an outdoor theatre, but very comfortable. A must experieince... More 

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