Britt Music & Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Pacific Northwest’s premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon (USA), Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music. Britt’s performance venue is a naturally formed amphitheater set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones on the beautiful hillside estate of 19th century photographer Peter Britt. Visit their website here.
The Tony Award-winning festival features 11 plays on three unique stages from mid-February through October. A typical season consists of three plays on the outdoor Elizabethan Stage, three in the New Theatre, and five in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. While the festival has produced non- Shakespearean works since 1960, each season continues to include three to five Shakespeare plays. The festival presents 750-800 performances of eleven plays in the three theatres from February through October each year. Plays are presented in a rotating repertory, allowing patrons to see many plays in one visit. You will also enjoy backstage tours, live music and other activities. Visit their website for more information.
The Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre is southern Oregon’s state-of-the-art community performing arts center. The facility features excellent acoustics and sightlines, an impressive array of theatrical equipment and is operated by a professional staff. The auditorium is intimate and comfortable and seats 732 patrons, yet the stage can accommodate large national concert, dance and theatrical tours. Visit their website for play listings and more information.
Next to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Camelot is the Rogue Valley and Ashland region’s longest running theatre company and “Off-Bardway’s” most successful live theatre. “It’s a must for visitors looking for theatre and entertainment in Southern Oregon.” For the current list of plays and more information please visit the theatre’s website here.