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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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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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The OSF consists of three separate theaters - small, larger theater in the round, and largest traditional with proscenium arch. And it produces more thann Shakespeare plays. I... read more

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The OSF consists of three separate theaters - small, larger theater in the round, and largest traditional with proscenium arch. And it produces more thann Shakespeare plays. I just saw Gilbert & Sullivan's Yeoman of the Guard updated to the Old Wild West in the theater in the round with audience participation (a hoot), then Twelfth Night, updated to 1930's... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We come to Ashland yearly to attend this wonderful event. We see things we love and things we don't but every production is professional and often challenging. One of the few repertory companies left, OSF has plays suitable for families, for theater buffs, and anyone wanting to know what is happening in American theater. We highly recommend the backstage tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended two Shakespeare shows. They were both among the best arts performances of any kind that we've attended anywhere. Highly creative. Well-acted. Well-staged. We'd make this trip again just to attend OSF shows.

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minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This sweet town is a must in southern Oregon. Don't miss it! The Shakespeare Theatre is incredible and draws thousands each year. Walk around and get a feel for the downtown. It's a great day. Stick around!

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tiburon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great professional show. Experience is wonderful . Saw two non Shakespeare shows. Very professional and entertaining.

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Winston-Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited friends in Ashland and saw two productions Shakespeare's Twelfth Night set in a Movie Studio and Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yoeman of the Guard set in a Western boomtown. Both lots of fun to see. Two different style theaters. Quality acting and music. Public performance before hand on the green out front- marimba band, etc. lots of families,dancing,... More 

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Oroville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first visit to the theaters here....and it won't be our last. We were enchanted by the entire experience! Our teenager had never attended a play before, but now he's planning our next trip. Simply superb!

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Elma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Winter's Tale was fabulous but Hamlet was breathtaking. The doom metal narrative provided by Neurosis musician and the performance offered by Danforth Comins, as Hamlet, was something I will never forget. The presentation of Shakepeare's word exploded in a carefully crafted context providing an edgy contemporary aspect as well as the traditional Elizabethan expression. Every detail ...thatisthequestionthatisthequestion....now you must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular production. Very glad I picked it! A first time for my two teenage boys and they enjoyed it immensely. Will come back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty much sums up the experience. Tips. -- dress warmly or rent blankets early if in the outdoors theatre and think twice about going to the restrooms as they are in short supply.

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