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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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Newberg, OR
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Ashland players made a switch on Shakespeare. The entire cast is played by women. The play was delightful! Full of laughs.

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Corona Del Mar
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My husband & I attended a class mini- reunion in Ashland, OR that was centered around the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. (OSF). We were extremely impressed with the quality and selection of the plays we saw. What we didn't realize was the OSF is a repertory theatre that does more than Shakespeare. There are 3 theatres with 800 performances a season.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We saw Two Gentlemen from Verona. It was funny, and the actors were engaging. The venue is pleasant. My husband had trouble understanding the Elizabethan English, so I wish there had been "subtitles" like they now have at operas. It helps to bring a cushion and a jacket, maybe even covering for rain

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Sacramento, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Our second visit here, and we saw three plays, The Tempest in Angus Bowmer Theater, what a neat, sparse way to do this play, the whole setup was clean and just really made the whole focus on the story rather than the scenery, which is a change. The Wrinkle in Time was also in this theater and it was a... More

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Portland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the Shakespeare Festival. Recommend to anyone. My 11 year old and 9 year old were enthralled with 2 Gentlemen of Verona.

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Eugene, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Delightful musical comedy playing at the Bowmer Theatre. Just another wonderful production at the OSF. Can hardly wait for the 2015 season. If you haven't been to one of OSF plays in Ashland, I highly recommend you do so.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We saw Richard lll and it was very well done. It was in the outside Shakespeare theater. The talent is excellent and the plays are always interesting. They also have other plays in the other theaters there so you can be sure to find one you like. It is best to get your tickets early as they get sold out.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We have attended 5 or 6 plays now and it is always a treat. We usually see productions staged in the outdoor Elizabethan Theater, but this time opted for an indoor play. I would have to say I do prefer the outdoor theater. But you really can't go wrong either way.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

There was nothing about this experience I disliked. The festival is a well-oiled machine and the artistic value is amazing. I attended 5 plays in 3 days and worried the details would run together or clash. While the shows I saw varied from classical (Richard III) to contemporary (Water by the Spoonful, A Wrinkle in Time, The Comedy of Errors)... More

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Lakewood, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We love to explore Ashland, a cute small town, and we love attending plays, both Shakespeare and others, at OSF. Always great productions. Evening events on the "Green" are free and fun, too.

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