Enchanting Oregon Theaters

Oregonians value self-expression, and it shows in our support of the arts.
September 29, 2021

 Throughout the year, Oregon’s theaters and performance venues provide a steady setlist of internationally acclaimed live theater, music and dance. 

The beloved and Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland is known for its world-class productions including plays, tours and immersive experiences for all ages. But there’s much more to theater in this region than the Shakespeare scene. Across Southern Oregon, you’ll find an incredible lineup of theaters showcasing all types of live entertainment, from magic shows and comedy to Broadway hits and rock bands. 

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"Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer" is a participatory singalong about the Mississippi-born activist who fought for equal rights and incorporated art into her activism.

How to Support the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

When it comes to memorable evenings, there’s nothing quite as magical as one spent at the theater. While all of Oregon’s arts venues have had a tough year, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival began welcoming back in-person audiences in July 2021, nearly a year after the 2020 wildfires that tore through Southern Oregon. Here’s why you should make a trip to Ashland to show your love for the iconic event.

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Raglund Theater in Klamath Falls

Where to See Shows at Small Theaters in Southern Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is known for its world-class productions including plays, tours and immersive experiences for all ages. But there’s much more to theater in this region than the Shakespeare scene. Across Southern Oregon, you’ll find an incredible lineup of theaters showcasing all types of live entertainment, from magic shows and comedy to Broadway hits and rock bands.

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How to Catch Creation (2019): Kimberly Monks (Riley), Christiana Clark (Tami). Photo by Jenny Graham.

A New Vision for Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Nataki Garrett has been called a visionary, a force of nature. She’s spent the past two decades leading theater companies and making artistic connections around the world — everywhere from Dallas and Denver to Paris, Italy, Rwanda and Uganda. Since 2019 she has been at the helm of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to continue its legacy as a top theater destination.

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Businesses along main street McMinnville decked out for the holidays and dusting of snow.

Give the Gift of Oregon

This year hasn’t been easy for local businesses, and they need your support now more than ever. Make an impact with your dollar and give the gift of Oregon. You’ll be glad you did. Here are some ideas, based on the interests of the special person in your life.

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Indigenous Makers Teach Their Craft

Learn to forage, build, sew and weave in the ancient tradition from an artisan who calls herself the Salmon Queen and other Native leaders in Oregon.

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Table Rocks by Rick McEwan

How to Hike Oregon’s Table Rocks

Oregon’s spectacular Table Rocks (Upper and Lower), formed over seven million years ago from a volcanic explosion at Mt. Olsen. Together they offer nearly 5,000 acres’ worth of excuses to wander among rare flowers and fairy-tale views. Here’s how to explore.

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