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Address: 15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520-2749
Phone Number: 800-219-8161

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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Shakespeare Would Be Proud

We have seen Shakespeare at The Globe and National in London, at all of the theaters in Stratford on Avon as well as various productions in Los Angeles and the OSF is head and... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have seen Shakespeare at The Globe and National in London, at all of the theaters in Stratford on Avon as well as various productions in Los Angeles and the OSF is head and shoulders above any others. Some of the play have been staged in "modern" dress, others traditionally and now THE WHOLE CANON is being staged. AND the... More 

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Deale, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We head to Ashland every year. This year's visit was enhanced by a backstage tour and two post matinee discussions, Timon and Vietgone. By attending the discussions, you get insight directly from a cast member on the way the actors prepared for the production, inside information on the cast members and what the director hoped to achieve. The discussions are... More 

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Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed quite an awesome view of the stage, from our balcony seats. Electric guitar sounds of music~melodrama was also a great touch...innovative, a fresh spin. The actors's Elizabethean costumes & props were artistic & impressive by any standards. These actors were the best ones that I've ever seen, playing HAMLET, to date. Two parts with a twenty minute intermission... More 

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw two shows. First was Hamlet. Unfortunately we had to leave at intermission because of an illness (not caused by Hamlet) I had difficulty hearing what was being said. I am not sure if it was my hearing aids or their sound system. My wife also said she had some difficulty following the dialogue. What we say seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have come annually for over 15 years and it never disappoints. Come for the high quality theater, enjoy the shopping and dining.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to OSF for over 20 years and can say that it just gets better over time. More professional performances; imaginative staging; wonderful actors who do a variety of roles; lots of great music. Yes,the price of tickets has gone up but it's well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come twice a year and try to see the all the productions. Amazing selection of both new plays and traditional plays, with a courageous approach to theater. The sets and costumes are stunning and greatly varied. The acting company and production company are highly talented. we find the box office staff is very helpful and efficient. The Tudor Guild... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We experienced the backstage overview (a must) plus 6 plays in 3 days. Admittedly a bit of an overload - yet we couldn't decide what to give up. Next year we'll stay one more day. Our favorite was "Roe" and "Winters tale" good but not up to par with the others. The music on the green from 6:45 to 7:30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the theater in London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Dublin, Cape Town, etc. and can confidently say that Ashland is on a par with those more famous venues. The quality of the acting and the production values are second to none and I love the mix of traditional and avant garde, modern and Shakespearean. Perhaps not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit we saw performances in the Thomas Theatre & the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Both venues are modern, indoors and comfortable. The Bowmer is considerably larger than the Thomas Theatre and the seats are more comfortable. Everyone is helpful and the performers do a splendid job. The only negative about the Festival is the lack of parking. The City of... More 

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