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Address: 15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone Number: 800-219-8161
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You don't need to head to England to experience the genius of a...

You don't need to head to England to experience the genius of a Shakespearean play. Much closure to home is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival located in Ashland, Oregon. Every year at the end of October you can enjoy on average over ten of Shakespeare's plays performed in both classic and newly imagined style. Separate tickets are needed for each show which is held one of the event campus's two indoor one outdoor spa

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Family Friendly Fun!

I took my 8 yr old daughter on a behind the scenes tour before our family of 5 saw Much Ado about Nothing. She was enthralled with the tour, and all three of our girls (ages... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my 8 yr old daughter on a behind the scenes tour before our family of 5 saw Much Ado about Nothing. She was enthralled with the tour, and all three of our girls (ages 6,8,9) absolutely LOVED the show! It was this amazing modern version of Shakespeare with jokes everyone got (and some the little ones did not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to visit and enjoy many great plays not only Shakespeare. The season runs March through October and the plays are full of excitement and enjoyment. The Actors range from well know thespians to new but exceptional performers. Whether your a first time visitor or this has become a regular part of your schedule you will not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend taking in a show at the outdoor Elizabethan Theater. It's a wonderful refreshing experience. The stage, set and props are all fantastic and the performances are top notch. This tourist attraction makes the long trip to Ashland definitely worth it - especially for any fan of the performing arts. There were some side shows at a stage in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

OSF runs from February to November, with 6 Shakespeare and 6 others to thrill you in 2016. The quality of the players and the directors never ceases to amaze me. The adaptations of time or physical setting are excellent, and rarely distracting. Three venues; the outdoor "Globe-type" Elizabethan theatre, the indoor Bowmer, and the black box flexible seating theatre. There... More 

Thank elmwine
Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Two dozen plays running from February through November in three theatres. Backstage tours, lectures, events and theatre. Become a member and you are eligible for flex pass purchases - get 5 tickets for $100. If outdoor theatre, avoid the balconies - hard to hear. New Theatre - all seats are great. Bowmer, try for center, midway up - worth the... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very professional performances. They have three stages, the outdoor Elizabethan is a wonderful venue. There are no bad seats and they don't always perform Shakespeare. The plays are quite diverse and always interesting. Don't miss the free performances every evening in the summer in the courtyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Very professional acting and the indoor theater with good technology. The outdoor stage is incredible. Totally worst it if you like theaters and plays.

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival provides top-rate theatre. My only complaint is that sometimes their interpretations, especially of Shakespeare, go a bit far afield. Lots of people don't know that plays run for 9 months of the year, with the famous outdoor Shakespearian theatre just in the summer but the other two theaters with much longer seasons. Good deals can usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Elizabethan theatre is really special. I saw a performance in one of the indoor theatres - actors were quite professional and the interpretation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado about Nothing" was unique. The town of Ashland is very quaint and worth planning some extra time for browsing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We usually come at least once a year to enjoy the theater and the charming town of Ashland.... this time was last minute so we took potluck on plays and didn't get a couple we wanted like Pericles and Long Days Journey...... SO, get tickets early. We saw both at the outdoor Elizabethan Theater - suggestion, bring a poncho or... More 

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