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Address: 15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone Number: 800-219-8161
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Description: The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of the...
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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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a play lovers paradise. They perform a large number of available plays, up to 8 at the same time during the summer months. The plays range... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a play lovers paradise. They perform a large number of available plays, up to 8 at the same time during the summer months. The plays range from classics such as Shakespearean to contemporary as well as international. This is a fantastic showcase for new playwrights as well as a chance to see some of your... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our 4-day "vacation" was a theater-intense experience that was not restful but definitely intellectually stimulating. Oregon Shakespeare Festival is celebrating its 80th anniversary though this was my first experience, attending with friends who had been there annually for many years. So going along with their recommendations, my husband and I were signed up for 5 plays in 3 days. I... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Rarely do I find a show that isn't fabulous at OSF. This show didn't disappoint. "Guys and Dolls" was terrific, with amazing singing and the dance numbers were fabulously executed. I'm so lucky that we get to see this caliber of production here in Southern Oregon. It is appropriate for families with kids, and my teens enjoyed it immensely. Get... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Watched "Much Ado About Nothing" this time and it was fabulous! Loved the stage treatment, the spontaneous, polished actors and the chemistry between them. I even loved the gift shop near the theatre (always a guilty pleasure!). The next play I hope to see is "Pericles", not for the storyline but for the production..

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Being as the majority of play goers probably come from the Portland area it is very disappointing to have so few play options that are actually Shakespeare. Especially in the outdoor Elizabethan Theater. While the quality is great, and entertaining, many of us prefer to see Shakespeare. It is why we go to Ashland!

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is the best performance of this musical I've ever seen. Several numbers are simply "show stoppers". I haven't so delighted with a musical in a long time & highly recommend getting tickets while you can! The G&D show tunes are still dancing through my head. With so many stellar performances, it's unfair to mention just one or two. The... More 

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Newport Beach CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We saw four plays this week at OSF. Pericles was the best. Fingersmith was well staged but flouncered s bit in the last of three acts. at 31/4 rs a hours a bit long. Guys andDols was fun butter dancing is a bit weak. Much ado about nothing was good until the last act which had a dour overtone. Still... More 

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chico, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been to OSF a number of times, never a dull performance, never a dull moment. Definitely an NPR style crowd, so don't expect anything too lively except the actors.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

One of the great attractions of this picturesque town. Lot of plays to choose from. The price can be high but it is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I have been attending 8 or 9 plays of Oregon Shakspeare Festival's 11 play season for several years now. We make two trips each year staying 3-4 days each trip. One in the spring and again in the summer. We are always impressed with OSF's creativity, energy and talent. No matter how many times we have seen... More 

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