in Southern Oregon
The Rogue Theater
This lovely art deco-style theater was built in 1938 and has recently undergone a renaissance, becoming a showcase for national, regional and local performing arts. This attractive, welcoming facility augments the historic charm of downtown Grants Pass' central shopping district. In the past several seasons, music fans have seen such top names as Richie Havens, Mickey Rooney, Donovan, Little Feat and more.
Britt Music and Arts Festival
Assembled by a group of volunteers in the summer of 1963 (with a plywood stage and tin-can lights), Britt Music Festival featured a small chamber orchestra. Today, the Britt Festival brings world-class musicians to their Jacksonville outdoor amphitheater. Who Was Peter Britt? In 1852, Peter Britt (1819-1905) arrived in Jacksonville with $5 in his pocket and a wagon full of photography equipment. A Swiss immigrant, Britt forged a distinguished life and career in the Rogue Valley, and became one of Oregon's most celebrated citizens. Through thousands of photographs, he chronicled 50 years of life and growth in Southern Oregon.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), located in charming downtown Ashland, Oregon, is one of the nation’s true artistic gems. Each season, running from February through October, OSF presents 11 classic and contemporary plays on three unique stages in rotating repertory. With tours and fun educational events and an ever-changing free summer entertainment on the Green Show stage, OSF is an immersive cultural experience for the whole family that you’ll never forget.
Ashland Film Festival
Celebrating the 10th Annual festival April 7-11, 2011. 6,000 film lovers will gather at the historic art-deco Varsity Theatre in downtown Ashland to watch more than 80 films in five days. Filmmakers from around the world come to engage with the audience after each screening and at the festival's special events.
Theater at Umpqua Community College
The UCC Fine and Performing Arts Department provides educational opportunities for students interested in obtaining a college transfer degree, Associate of Arts, or personal enrichment in Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. Classes are held in the Whipple Fine Arts Center. The 182-seat Centerstage Theatre is a classroom for theater, lighting, makeup and set design. Backstage has a costume loft, wood shop, makeup area and dressing rooms. Theater productions are produced quarterly.
Ross Ragland Theater
The 1939 art deco-styled Esquire Theater in old town Klamath Falls was remodeled into a state-of-the-art performing arts center. Today, The Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center serves, educates and inspires more than 100,000 people each year, and is the only year-round, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary arts center in South Central Oregon and Northern California. The theater provides the perfect venue for large Broadway shows, symphony orchestras, top name artists, as well as smaller chamber ensembles and one-man shows.