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Address: 15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520-2749
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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Shakespeare in Ashland

Amazing productions at incredible theaters; especially the open-air Elizabethan. Saw modernized versions of Hamlet & 12th Night; plus a contemporary original drama. All 3 were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing productions at incredible theaters; especially the open-air Elizabethan. Saw modernized versions of Hamlet & 12th Night; plus a contemporary original drama. All 3 were very high quality productions - Broadway caliber. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a must for theater lovers. The Backstage Tour is also quite valuable; very informative & about what makes OSF work.

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White Plains, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attended two Shakespeare plays, took the Backstage Tour, attended a talk about Hamlet. The town is lovely, and it is inspiring to see so many theater aficionados

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of good to say about the performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Great actors and production values. Nice theaters. Well organized. That said, we were disappointed that they felt it was alright to change the script and characters to make political and social points in non-political shows (such as musicals). We go to the theater to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reason to come to Ashland is to see the theater and the plays. If you can get tickets for the theater tour it is well worth it. The outdoor theater is the best venue.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first act is relatively true to the original script; the Japanese costuming is strange for a play that takes place in Sicilia, but not objectionable. However, at the end of the first act, the costuming and acting change to 16th Century lower class English, and it doesn't work at all. Most of the second act continues in this inappropriate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Top quality!! The best we've ever seen. Head and shoulders above something like the Shakespeare series in Boulder, CO.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow! The costuming for the Wiz is exquisite, the music fun and the acting well done. We were nervous because the Dorothy actress had just changed but the show was spectacular. We also went to The Winter's Tale on a last minute ticket special. I wasn't really expecting to like it, and I was wrong! The acting is well done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm cramming the review for 3 OSF plays in here because TripAdvisor doesn't allow enough frequency in reviews to accommodate a summer season at OSF. Since my review of "The River Bride", I've also seen the above three plays. "The Wiz" was an evening performance in the grand Elizabethan (outdoor) Theater. The performance was flawless. Bright and clever costuming and... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional, enthralling, entertaining, life experience. Loved the setting of the 1930's USA for the show...think Fred Astaire movies/musicals. Dancing, singing, sparkly costumes, tap dancing, on and on and on. Completely wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from my annual play binge. Saw Great Expectations and Timon of Athens and while neither play ranks up there with my favorites they were well done and it was an enjoyable visit. I love the outdoor Elizabethan theatre where the Wiz was playing...sure wished I had those tix. Ashland and Jacksonville are always tons of fun. Great local... More 

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