Welcome to the Wildish!

Proudly located in the heart of Downtown Springfield. 630 Main Street.

Opened in 2006, the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater is the premiere entertainment destination for the greater Springfield area. The theater features 283 seats in stadium seating and there is truly 'not a bad seat in the house'. The excellent acoustics and flexible stage showcase the wide array of activity that has become a calling card for the young facility.
The Wildish Board of Directors is committed to the mission of offering a professional facility at accessible costs. Four of the area's most popular arts organizations now call the Wildish their 'artistic home'.
More than twenty other arts and business groups regularly use the Wildish.

Contact me today and let's discuss creative ways for you to use the Wildish Theater! dan@wildishtheater.com 541-868-0689

Please note that when purchasing tickets for assigned seating shows, row A is at ground level and considered accessible. Seats A3-A5 and A13-A15 are intended for mobility devices and are not seats. For questions or concerns please contact us at 541-868-0689. 

Upcoming Shows

Favorite Album Band

Presented by FAB Performances

Saturday, March 25th at 8:00 pm

The Rolling Stones: STICKY FINGERS album
Including all your Stones favorites: Wild Horses, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Miss You, Gimme Shelter and plenty more

with our Favorite Album Band for the night:

Tony Rust - Vocals
Jim Reinking - Drums
Peter Giri - Guitar
Michael Anderson - Guitar
Gus Russell - Keys
Michael Brewer - Bass
Gabe Dickenson - Sax

Melissa Miller - Backing Vocals
Janet Rust - Backing Vocals

Favorite Album Band creates live concert renditions of classic albums with local professional musicians, presenting these well worn favorites with the care that classics deserve while totally rocking out.
For more information www.fabperformances.org

Ticket prices are: $20

ALEX ELKIN: UNDER 30 NEED NOT APPLY

April 1st, 8:00pm

Doors Open 7:00pm
April Fool's Day is the day for comedians and Alex Elkin has a special surprise for lovers of his craft!
Join him as he films his first one hour special for a pitch to HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Seeso and Hulu.
His approach to nearing 40 is an all new routine filled with lambasting laughs and truthful tidbits targeting today's twenty-somethings.

Filmed in stunning HD at the beautiful Wildish Theater in Springfield Oregon on Saturday April 1st 2017; this April Fool's Day ain't no joke! Come be a part of history with a chosen few and see why he calls it...

"This is a comedy show. Twenty-something social justice warriors can kindly take their sensitivities and awareness raising advocacy groups back to the safe space of Mom's basement where they can yelp about how Alex Elkin is a bully on social media.  Therefore, anyone under 30 is allowed to come to the taping of Under 30 Need Not Apply...they simply aren't welcome."

The above text was provided by the Artist Alex Elkin and does not express the views or opinions of the Wildish Community Theater or its employees. 

Tickets are: $10
NOTE: The Wildish Theater is not responsible for ticket sales for Alex Elkin.

Putting It Together

April 14th, 15th, and 21st 7:30pm
April 23rd at 1:00pm

Coming in April, The Not Ready for Retirement Players are pleased to announce our second production, Stephen Sondheim's musical revue from 1999, Putting It Together. This show is an exciting offering of some of Sondheim's most well-known and beloved musical selections performed by some of Eugene's finest entertainers.

"Putting It Together is a musical revue showcasing the songs of Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Follies, A Funny Thing Happened...). Drawing its title from a song in Sunday In The Park With George, it celebrates Sondheim's incomparable career in musical theatre." (Music Theatre International)

Ticket prices are: $22
Available soon

The Center for Community Counseling’s

 Comedy for a Cause Fifth Annual Comedy Benefit

Saturday April 22nd, 7:00pm

Get ready to laugh, giggle, guffaw and join us for a fun, funny and fantastic evening of comedy! Comedians from around the northwest perform with emcees Liz & Reilly from 94.5 MIX FM. Includes benefit raffle! Show starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6:15pm with complimentary appetizers and wine/beer available for purchase.

About the Center for Community Counseling:

CCC has been making counseling accessible and affordable for adults in our community since 1978. We believe everyone deserves the sense of peace, security and stability mental health brings. We offer all services on a low cost sliding scale basis thanks to our generous volunteers. To learn more about what we do and to support our efforts, visit www.ccceugene.org.

Tickets are: $25
On sale now

Chamber Music Amici

Mozart and Beethoven

April 17th 7:30pm

Join us for concert four of Chamber Music Amici's eighth season.
After the show we invite you to join us on stage for a reception among friends.
Program:
Mozart Trio, for Clarinet, Viola, Piano
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3
Gulaboff Davis Piano Quintet

Guests:
Louis DeMartino clarinet
Leslie Straka viola

Amici:
Pilar Bradshaw, Jessica Lambert, Steven Pologe, Sharon Schuman, Victor Steingardt.
For tickets and more information regarding Chamber Music Amici please contact (541) 953-9204

Section A: $32
Section B: $29
Section C: $25
Students: $5

The Wildish - Celebrating 10 Years!

Celebration & Fundraiser

May 20 at 7:30pm
Celebration Artists:

Halie Loren

The Sugar Beets

Special appearance by
Mason Williams

Celebrating the Arts! - join the Arts Community and Springfield in celebration of the fabulous Wildish Community Theater's fantastic 10 years in downtown Springfield!   More details to follow soon... tickets are now on sale for this great event and special night of entertainment to mark the hundreds of performances and thousands of artists who have graced the Wildish stage since its opening 10 years ago.

Tickets prices are $50.

The Academy of Ballet Fantastique presents:

ARTISTIQUE: Pictures at an Exhibition

Saturday, June 10 at 7pm
Sunday, June 11 at 2pm

Performances inspired by various works of art, choreographed by Ballet Fantastique's directors and company artists -- and performed by the next generation of Ballet Fantastique young artists.

ARTISTIQUE: Pictures at an Exhibition

Ticket prices are: $18 for Adults, $10 for Youth (18 and under)
Tickets are $2 higher on the day of the show.

Comedians Gone Wild(ish)

Pride Comedy Showcase

June 16th, 7:00pm

In honor of Pride Month (June of every year), Comedians Gone Wild(ish) presents some of the funniest LGBTQ comedians in the Pacific Northwest!

All humans over the age of 18 are welcome to this hysterical night of comedy and fun.

Our emcee is the always colorful and joyous 2017 SLUG Queen Eugenia Slimesworth (aka, Ivy Peterson).

Our four feature acts:

Chris Ettrick is a comedian, hair stylist, singer and photographer. He began his comedy career in 2013, studying at Portland's Brody Theater. In 2016, Chris was a finalist in Helium Comedy Club's Funniest Person in Portland contest. Chris has performed in New York and across Oregon, sharing the marquee with names like Amy Miller, Shane Torres, Derek Sheen, Bri Pruett, Gabe Dinger and Curtis Cook, among others.

Beth Pinkerton was chosen the Funniest Person in Eugene for 2015 by the Eugene Weekly despite the fact that she frequently uses her ascerbic wit to skewer what it means to be a Eugenian.  Three months later, she opened for Jen Kirkman to rave reviews. She has also performed at the Eugene Laff Off, the 10th and 11th Annual NW Women's Comedy Festivals, and the Laugh Your Alz Off benefit for Alzheimer's research.

Jennifer Lanier is a card-carrying actor who was named one of the Funniest Lesbians in America by CURVE Magazine. She has been seen as a funny Homeland Security agent on the TV show, LEVERAGE, a gambling cowboy and dancing granny on stage in Portland, and a midwife/mechanic on screen in "BIG PINK." She travels with a solo show about the funny side of race, sexuality, and gender called NONE OF THE ABOVE.

Whitney Streed performs stand-up comedy all around the Pacific Northwest and has featured for Maria Bamford, Rob Delaney, Jackie Kashian, and other rad folks. Festival appearances include Seattle Sketchfest, All Jane No Dick in Portland, and the Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale, as well as Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival both as a performer and, since 2012, a producer. Whitney hosts and produces shows all over Portland and can seen playing a feminist and potential home-buyer on three seasons of IFC’s hit show “Portlandia.”

Half of the net proceeds from the show will go to Basic Rights Oregon, whose mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

Tickets are: $25