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Best theatre festival anywhere

With 12 plays per year—Shakespeare, modern, commissions and musicals, they have it all and A... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan R
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Ashland, Oregon, United States
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Shakespeare was wonderful but.....

Ashland is a beautiful place to visit. Shakespeare Festival was wonderful but, the fires surrounded... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa S
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Ashland, Oregon
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With 12 plays per year—Shakespeare, modern, commissions and musicals, they have it all and A+ quality actors and theatres.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ashland is a beautiful place to visit. Shakespeare Festival was wonderful but, the fires surrounded Ashland and we were sitting in smoke watching the play.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has become a center for new and innovative productions, including the minority of Shakespeare plays they produce. Read up before you go so you can choose wisely; not every play will appeal to everyone, although each one will be thought and conversation provoking. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After an absence of almost three years because we were living overseas, we made it back to the OSF. Too late in the season for the outdoor Theatre. But we saw Othello in the Bowmer Theatre and Manhattan in the small theatre. Both were outstanding.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Ashland for only one night, we got tickets for “Sense and Sensibility.” The staging was creative and the performance was spirited and clever. Every actor was strong in representing the characters I remember from reading this Jane Austen novel many years ago.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With several theaters indoors and outside you just can’t miss booking a night at The Shakesphere Festival! The plays are varied and not all by Shakesphere. The theater company takes “creative license” sometimes with Classic plays...turning drama into comedy, or changing the setting from Verona,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We manage to get down to Ashland every 2-3 years to take in the plays. We are fortunate to have a world-class theatre company here in Oregon! Saw Othello and Romeo and Juliet in the Elizabethian Theatre under the stars. Othello proves again Shakespear's genius...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I drove down from Seattle to stay for 2 nights and see Loves Labor Lost at the Elizabethan Theatre. Loved it!!! Just be sure to wear warm clothing in the Fall and bring a blanket. Definitely will be back to take in...More

Thank jessica651
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just amazing offerings with great casts year after year make going to OSF in Ashland a no-brainer. Not just Shakespeare, but world and US premiers all performed sublimely by one of the few repertoire companies anywhere. Plays that began here have found their way to...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This is the most creative and inventive theater company on the West Coast. Blending traditional Shakespeare with modern themes and environments, this group crafts an exceptional experience. We saw three plays: Loves Labors Lost, Oklahoma and The Book of Will. Each was superb. Loves Labors...More

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Jade P
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I don’t think it’s normal but would be fun......I think others would enjoy it, and you wouldn’t be laughed out of town by any means. Go for it!.......especially if you’re going to the Elizabethan theater.
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Yes, check the air quality and also the Ashland Festival will tell you if plays are cancelled. I just cancelled a trip to Crater Lake (nearby) because the area was evacuated due to the fires.
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Response from Kerry D | Reviewed this property |
Scott, you are so right - there was no dearth of LGBTQ promotion for the stellar production of Oklahoma!
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