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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520-2749
+1 800-219-8161
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Always Fresh though play quality varies

My wife and I have come annually for 12-15 years. We always enjoy OSF. This year it was 6 plays... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Berkeley, Ca

We have been coming to the OSF since the 1970's. Always some plays are better than others... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Diane R
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You don't need to head to England to experience the genius of a Shakespearean play. Much closer 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 at one of the event campus's two indoor or one outdoor spaces.
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15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520-2749
+1 800-219-8161
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I have come annually for 12-15 years. We always enjoy OSF. This year it was 6 plays. Odyssey was absolutely super--a bit long, but creative and accessible to kids and teens. The two Henry IVs were quite solid though played more comedically...More

Thank berkeleyscubapro
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been coming to the OSF since the 1970's. Always some plays are better than others, understandably. Unfortunately, artistically, things seem to be going in a direction I dislike; seemingly pandering to baser behavior, perhaps to get an audience? More gratuitous violence and crude,...More

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Long ago, I completed a masters degree in English and took several courses in Shakespeare and modern drama yet never heard about this festival until we went with friends. We've attended three of the last four years and I became a member so that we...More

Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw 5 plays and liked them all. Combine this with a trip to Crater Lake and a rafting adventure. Ashland is a beautiful & friendly small town surrounded by large hills & small mountains.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see Merry Wives of Windsor. It was a fabulous show with sprinkles of 80's music. The costumes were of the Shakespeareian period. Loved it!

Thank winetaster2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here . Great plays . Great actors . All the seats seem to be good . Reservationists cheerful & helpful . Green Show each evening before the plays is free & the two we saw were fun entertainment!

Thank Cindy O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to the outdoor theatre to see Merry Wives of Windsor. This play was great! The director had brilliantly juxtaposed some fun 80's disco music to this play yet retaining the overall Elizabethan feel. Was fresh, funny, fun, and so well-acted. We enjoyed...More

Thank Eugene_Guests
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been decades since I had been to the festival, and bought a couple of tickets at the very last minute when stopping in Ashland for the night. The Elizabethan (the outdoor venue) is amazing. We saw The Merry Wives of Windsor, which was...More

2  Thank Grace Carr L
Reviewed 1 week ago

After my third visit to Ashland - my second in three years - I am forced to question whether the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is still a good place to see Shakespeare. OSF remains an interesting place to see new plays - and plays from non-Anglo...More

Thank Brabantio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love coming here every year. The plays are always amazing. Summer is crowded but fun. The off-season is wonderful too. The theaters are right in the center of town.

Thank irvingtonevk
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Joanne P
27 June 2017|
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Response from orange552015 | Reviewed this property |
You can go to the box office the day of the show and there might be tickets.
Margie B
25 May 2017|
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Response from bryen2 | Reviewed this property |
At this time of year, there are performances in TWO theaters every night except Monday, when all theaters are dark. Later in the summer, the outdoor Elizabethan theater will also be operating and there will be performances... More
10 November 2016|
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Response from Julie C | Property representative |
We're hard at work getting ready for next season, which begins in February and runs through the end of October. I hope you'll be able to join us!