• Oregon Shakespeare Festival - Ashland, Oregon

      Bowmer Destinty
      Photo by Kim Budd
      Since 1935, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival located in Ashland, Oregon, has drawn eager audiences and top-notch theatrical artists from all over the world, offering productions mounted in three adjoining theaters - including an open-air venue modeled after Shakespeare's own legendary Globe Theatre. But 'Shakespeare Festival' is really a bit of a misnomer. Sure, they produce plenty of The Bard's work here, in interpretations both traditional and experimental - you might attend, for instance, a production of 'Comedy of Errors' set in modern Las Vegas. But there are also plenty of other plays presented, both classical and contemporary, including premieres. Informative tours conducted by actors involved in the productions offer you a chance to peek backstage, ask questions, and learn interesting tidbits about the festival. Between performances, there are sometimes free outdoor musical presentations. And while we normally think of a festival as a weekend or perhaps week-long event, this festival runs for most of the year, from February to October.

      If you go:
      There are several theaters an the campus. The festival site has some really good archival photos.


      15 S. Pioneer Street
      Ashland, Oregon 97520 USA

      Mailing address:
      15 S. Pioneer Street
      Ashland, OR 97520 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Box Office Toll Free
      +1 (800) 219-8161

      Box Office - Local
      +1 (541) 482-2111