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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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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We loved this presentation of The Tempest: imaginative, funny, and inventive. The incorporation of Japanese dramatic art certainly added interest.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Mark Bedard is amazing as Groucho Marx's character Mr. Hammer. This show is Broadway quality. There are maybe 300 one-liners. Some dated, some updated, all of them funny. Improvisation, singing, dancing, costumes, this was a great time!

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The Dalles, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My son saw The Tempest and The cocoanuts earlier in the season, and we went together to see Richard III and Into the Woods. Great shows, great actors, and didn't look like there could be a bad seat in the outdoor theater. Will go back again!

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Auburn, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was our first time attending after hearing about it from friends for years. We were impressed, of course, by the productions in every respect, but also pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the staff in the box office, the grounds and within the theater facilities. We were in town early in they day and scouted the area for parking... More

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Stockton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Ashland's Allen Elizabethan Theatre transports the play-goer back to the Globe in England. This outdoor theater has both an intimate feel and the beautiful Oregon night as a wonderful canopy. The plays are remarkably entertaining - top notch, professional performances. This experience is worth the price of admission.

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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The OSF has broadened its choices over the years. My wife and I saw three shows in two days in Ashland and none were written by Shakespeare. The Great Society was phenomenally good -- a three-act, three-hour, two-intermission show that just flew by. Superb performances and a good script. The Cocoanuts was very, VERY funny. The actors had me believing... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The outdoor Shakespeare festival is in a wonderfully modern "old Globe" theater. Not a bad seat in the house. In August it was comfortable without a sweater, but you may need one later in the year.

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Saratoga, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Always a great experience. Yes, usually one play we do not enjoy, but OSF has a high batting average with us. Enjoy the town, and Plaza hotel.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Brilliant! Truly great venue. Warm summer evening but glad of a sweater by the end. This musical play was hilarious and great for a family trip. We preceded attending the play by watching the free open air Green Play in the public area outside the theatre - this was great fun too.

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McCloud, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful voices, good ensemble cast---a very enjoyable evening. Loved the princes. If I didn't live 90 minutes away I'd be back to see this show again. The Oregon Shakespeare festival is doing a great job.

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