The Works Of Shakespeare And Other Playwrites Of Note Come To Life On The Stages Of The Oregon Shakespeare Festival In Ashland, Oregon
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a regional repertory theater in Ashland, Oregon, spread out over two indoor theaters and the crown jewel outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. The OSF is one of the premier Shakespeare festivals in the entire
world, drawing 500,000 visitors to this tiny hamlet nestled in the Cascade mountain region of Southern Oregon.
Each year the festival season runs from February through October, with the Allen Elizabethan Theatre open only during the summer months of June through mid-October. The entire season offers about 11 plays, and nearly half of the plays produced each year are by William Shakespeare. A typical season consists of three to five plays on the outdoor Elizabethan Stage, with the remainder of the presentations divided between the indoor Thomas Theatre and the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
Visitors to the festival are not only able to enjoy as many as 7 to 9 performances in a single week, but can also attend backstage tours, workshops, classes and pre- and post-show discussions.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is listed as a major festival in the book Shakespeare Festivals Around The World, and is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Pacific Northwest.