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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520-2749
+1 800-219-8161
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Always original, always great acting, direction and staging

I have seen many plays at OSF but this was an unexpected visit. Odysseus was so full of surprises... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seal Beach, California
via mobile
World class performances

Theaters felt intimate and actors were close to the audience. The Elizabethan theater was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thien T
Santa Clara, California
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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 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen many plays at OSF but this was an unexpected visit. Odysseus was so full of surprises. So imaginative a telling of a timeless tale.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Theaters felt intimate and actors were close to the audience. The Elizabethan theater was beautiful. Performances were creative and passionate. Reasonable prices. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Thien T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year, my daughter and I decided to spend ten days in Ashland to see all the plays offered during that time. We saw nine. The other two will not begin until sometime in July. Attending OSF is like entering another time zone, another environment...More

Thank V4254DCcarolm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, ticket prices can be spendy, yes it's sometimes difficult to get room reservations in town for this popular festival - and yes Ashland is inconveniently located for some folks. Finding parking can be a chore. And yes - It is WORTH IT! The level...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard of the Shakespeare Festival for decades and this summer we finally planned a vacation around it. We purchased tickets to two evening plays on consecutive evenings: Julius Caesar (Friday) and Shakespeare in Love (Saturday). After Friday's performance we decided to attend a...More

1  Thank Marc L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I both agreed that the OSF Julius Caesar was amazing. We were both unsure we would like the modern staging, but decided the bare stage and simple dress had the effect of focussing on the meaning of the dialogue. It was a...More

Thank CarrollZahn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of Ashland (Oregon)'s "Shakespeare Festival" is that is held almost continuously throughout the year, and in a number of venues, large and small. In a town of fine dining, accommodations, and surrounding scenic beauty, the festival provides a center of theatrical entertainment...More

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After purchasing $90 seats for Hannah based on a few good reviews, I'm not sure I want to gamble trying another play--certainly not at that price. Hannah didn't hold my interest and seemed to need work. Disjointed would be how I would define the play....More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My son's school spring trip took us to Ashland for the production of Julius Caesar. I did not know it was a modernized version of the play and was pleasantly surprised. Everyone really enjoyed the play and especially the post-matinee discussion with one of the...More

Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We have attended the Oregon Shakespeare Festival annually for more than 20 years. It never fails to charm, inspire and amaze us with its ever-new approach to classic theater and its introduction of modern playwrights. This season's Julius Caesar -- especially the role of Brutus...More

1  Thank bryen2
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Joanne P
Do you have any shows on July 20
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
Is there anything showing tonight? May 24, ?
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
Are there any plays in December 2016
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!