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

For the first time ever… Be A Wildish Theater Volunteer! (WTV)

Upcoming Shows

Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS

presented by Rose Children’s Theatre

September 30th at 7:00 pm

October 1st at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

October 2nd at 2:00 pm

It’s a Bare Necessity to join new director Becky Hope for our brand new Elementary Musical.
Adapted from Disney's beloved animated film and the works of Rudyard Kipling, the “man cub.” Mowgli, bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human. The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Springfilm Presents: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Planktown Brewing Company

Directed by: Milos Forman
Staring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
Released: 1975
Runtime: 133 minutes

Free Admission

Springfilm is also brought to you by

Willamalane Park and Recreation District,
The Springfield Public Library Foundation,
and The Wildish Community Theater

An Evening of Duke Ellington Classics

Friday, October 7 at 7:30pm

Swing Shift Returns to the Wildish Theater with an Evening of Duke Ellington Classics

Join Eugene-Springfield's funnest jazz big band at Springfield's Wildish Theater Friday October 7 at 7:30pm. Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra will be shedding it's Count Basie coat and putting on a Duke Ellington show featuring some of the Duke's classic music. A few of the songs featured include Harlem Airshaft, Moon over Cuba, Perdido, Solitude, Mood Indigo, and a bunch of others. Duke's charts are all about nuance and this show's going to be a blast.

Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra is proud to be a resident company at the Wildish Theater. We invite you to come over to downtown Springfield and enjoy dinner at a Main Street restaurant such as Plank Town Brewery and walk over to the show in this intimate theater. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.

Shakespeare Showcase, a Feast o' the Bard

Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 pm

Love, vengeance, jealousy, power - indulge! "Shakespeare Showcase, a Feast o' the Bard", to satisfy every palate. Cooked up by Fools Haven acting company with director Sparky J. Roberts.
Vignettes from As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Winter's Tale, Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Henry IV, Macbeth, and more!

For all ages over 10.

Chamber Music Amici:

Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor

Monday, October 17th 7:30pm

Chamber Music Amici will present the first concert of our eighth season on
Monday, October 17, at 7:30 pm in the Wildish Community Theater.
The program will feature Amici musicians performing Mozart’s String Quartet K. 159.

  • Sharon Schuman, violin
  • Pilar Bradshaw, violin
  • Jessica Lambert, viola
  • Steve Pologe, cello

The program concludes with the legendary Piano Quintet in F Minor by Brahms with the complete Amici Core: Victor Steinhardt, piano, with Bradshaw, Schuman, Lambert, and Pologe.

The music lasts about an hour, without intermission, followed by a post-concert party with audience and musicians.

For information about the Amici performance, please call 541-953-9204.

11th Annual NW Women’s Comedy Festival

Friday, November 4 at 7:00 pm

Eleven of the funniest women in comedy will take The Wildish Theater stage (but not very far) for the 11th Annual NW Women’s Comedy Festival. This year’s event is hosted by Leigh Anne Jasheway and will feature the following fabulously funny comedians:

New to our stage:
  • Becky Braunstein (top-5 finalist for Best Comedian in Portland);
  • Jennifer Lanier (named one of the Funniest Lesbians in America by CURVE Magazine);
  • Katie Nguyen an ensemble member at the Brody Theater, who also writes and performs sketch with the group Grey Matter);
  • Joanie Quinn (worked on Hollywood sitcoms and now produces & performs in Portland);
  • Julia Ramos (a Portland regular, who once did stand-up for the Drug Court Officials of Clark County);
  • Revka (an up-and-coming Eugene comedian who moonlights from her day job as a nanny to talk to adults who may as well be children); and
  • Jenna Zine (opened for Mike Lawrence, Creed Bratton from The Office, and was chosen as "A Comedian You Should Know" for the Earthquake Hurricane showcase.)
Returning favorites:
  • Stacey Hallal (runs the All Jane Comedy Festival and has hosted such legends as Bob Saget and Dana Gould and featured for Norm MacDonald);
  • Sharon Lacey (an internationally touring comedian, who has headlined for troops in Iraq and Kuwait);
  • Beth Pinkerton (voted the Funniest Person in Eugene in 2015 and opened for Jen Kirkman); and
  • Whitney Streed performs stand-up in festivals, bars and the occasional salmon derby. They have also been a part of Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival as a performer and, since 2013, a producer. They also host shows in Portland including the comedy game show "Rants Off/ Dance Off."

This event, which sold out last year, is the perfect girls’ night outing, date night, or just a great way to escape from your problems for a few hours and laugh until tears run down your legs!