Theater

OSF, Elizabethan Stage

Ashland Contemporary Theatre

Ashland Contemporary Theatre

Ashland Contemporary Theatre, Ashland's community theatre, was founded in 1991. The company's mission is to foster the writing talents of local and regional playwrights through our readings series of short plays, called "Moonlighting," and through full productions and staged readings of longer works.

Camelot Theatre - Talent, OR

Camelot Theatre - Talent, OR

Camelot Theatre is a year-round theatre just 5 miles north of Ashland, OR, dedicated to creating the finest affordable theatrical experience in Southern Oregon. Camelot produces a total of twelve productions each year, including plays, musicals and musical events, in a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians. Artistic Director Livia Genise and Artistic Associate Rebecca K. Campbell focus on award-winning shows that entertain, uplift and inspire.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Ashland's First Baptist Church was built on the corner of First and Hargadine in 1911. The building was sold in the late 1960's and though it went through several owners over the next fifteen years, the building remained vacant and subject to deterioration and vandalism. At one point it was painted bright pink, creating a very noticeable landmark known locally as "the Old Pink Church."

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

In 1935, attendance was a respectable 500. In 2009, attendance hit a record high: 410,034.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival traces its roots back to the Chautauqua movement, which brought culture and entertainment to rural areas of the country in the late 19th century. Ashland's first Chautauqua building—erected in 1893, mostly by townspeople—saw its first performance on July 5. In 1905, the building was enlarged to accommodate an audience of 1,500. Families traveled from all over Southern Oregon and Northern California to see such performers as John Phillip Sousa and William Jennings Bryan during the Ashland Chautauqua's 10-day seasons.