Welcome to the Wildish!

Proudly located in the heart of Downtown Springfield. 630 Main Street. 541-868-0689

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

The Woman Of Salt

A new opera by Anice Thigpen

June 23rd, 7:00pm

When life gives you trauma, you write an opera to heal. That's how it
worked for Anice Thigpen as she wrote The Woman of Salt, a chamber opera
about a woman who chose to "look back" and transform.

Through efforts by Eugene-area music professionals, the fully staged
premiere of The Woman of Salt will take place at 7 PM on June 23rd at
the Wildish Community Theater in Springfield.

The opera includes nine cast members, five instrumentalists and a
chorus. Michael Sakir conducts and Sara E. Widzer stage directs. Soprano
Laura Wayte sings the lead role and is joined on stage by baritone Bill
Hulings performing in the role of Lot. Jonna Hayden designs costumes and
Chris McGinley directs the chorus. Grant Preisser provides scenic design
and videography.

The Women Of Salt Poster

Section A: $35 Standard, $28 Students & Seniors
Section B: $30 Standard, $24 Students & Seniors
Section C: $25 Standard, $20 Students & Seniors

PlankTown Presents: Springfilm

Films Made in Oregon: Dead Man

Thursday, July 6 at 7:30pm

The monthly film and discussion event, Plank Town Presents: Springfilm Made in Oregon continues this July with Dead Man. Through August, Springfilm features a monthly free screening of a film that was made in Oregon. The Springfield Library Foundation and Willamalane Park & Recreation District are also partners in this free monthly community event.

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. Filmed by the Applegate River, at the Oregon Coast, in Takilma, Oregon and in Grants Pass, Oregon. Starring Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer and Crispin Glover; written directed and by Jim Jarmusch; 121 minutes; 1995; Rated R.

The movie and discussion are free to attend. The ongoing film series is presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership with the Springfield Library and Willamalane Park & Recreation District.

Springfilm: Made in Oregon will continue on August 3, at 6:30pm with Night Moves.

Dead Man Poster

Free Admission.


Fundraising Music Tour

July 26th, 7:30pm

The DAYA Foundation and Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music present the venerable PanditDeobrat Mishra for an evening of sacred music and sangha. Deobrat Mishra is a world touring Indian Classical sitarist in the traditional style of Benares Gharana. He is also the director of the non-profit Academy of Indian Classical Music in Varanasi, India, where this hundreds of years old tradition is being passed down to the next generation.

The DAYA Foundation is a non-profit yoga studio delivering accessible yoga alternatives to diverse populations. Their unique style of yoga therapy is one they envision replicating in various communities across the Northwest U.S. Their founder, Sarahjoy Marsh, pioneered and continues to facilitate 200-hour yoga certification teacher training programs inside Oregon prisons.

Together these organizations have teamed up in an effort to raise awareness and funds to further their organizations’ missions within their communities. We invite you to be a part of this special fundraising music tour, increasing the reach of yoga and music to those in need. All proceeds go to providing direct scholarship opportunities for yoga students with disabilities, inmates in yoga training programs, and music lessons for Varanasi school children, including those considered to be “untouchables”


$23 Advanced Sale
$28 Night Of Show