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 Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

Pepe "El Toro"

Thursday December 14, 6:30pm

First movie of a four part Latino Movie Series celebrating The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema 1953 Film Starring Mexican Idol Pedro Infante. Pepe “El Toro” is a heart wrenching story about a boxer that accidentally kills his best friend during a semi-final match. Channeling his anger and frustration, Pepe goes on to win the championship while beginning a close friendship with his friend's widower.

Free Admission

Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra

Holiday Concert

December 15th, 7:30pm

Arrangements by Gordon Goodwin, Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico. Some holiday favorites from Ella Fitzgerald's song book.

 

Tickets:

Standard $10
Seniors $7
Students $ 5

Available Soon

Eugene Ballet Youth

The Nutcracker: Short & Suite

December 18th, 19th, & 20th 7:00pm

Enjoy the magic of the season with  Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, dancing sweets and more. Eugene Youth Ballet offers a child-size version of the beloved classic. Come join us as we celebrate the season with this timeless holiday treat for all ages.

For more information on Eugene Ballet Youth visit eugeneballetacademy.org

Tickets:
Reserved Seating
$10 adults
$8 children 10 years old and under
On Sale Soon

Riverside Chamber Symphony

Holiday Concert

December 21st 7:30pm

The Riverside Chamber Symphony will present a holiday concert on Thursday December 21 at 7:30 PM in the lovely Wildish Theater in Springfield,
featuring special guest artist Laura Zaerr on harp. The concert will feature two Celtic Lullabies for harp and orchestra in settings by Ms. Zaerr, and music by Brahms and Gershwin, and a number of traditional carols for audience sing-alongs.

The Gershwin work, "Lullaby for Strings" is a smooth swinging excerpt from Gershwin's early opera "Blue Monday". The Brahms "Variations on a Carol" is a rich orchestral elaboration of a 14th century Latin hymn. The concert
will also feature traditional carols for sing alongs, with words and music
supplied for audience members

The 30 piece Riverside Chamber Symphony, conducted by Philip Bayles, is
now in its 18th season, and is a Resident Ensemble of the Wildish
Theater.

Tickets:
Open Seating
Suggested $10 donation at the door.

Springfilm Presents

Great Soundtracks: American Graffiti

Thursday January 4th, 6:30pm

George Lucas' second film, "American Graffiti" features 41 songs from the pre-British Invasion music era of the 1960s. It's a coming of age film with cruising, drive-ins, and rock and roll!

Watch the film and stay for a short after-film discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend. The ongoing film series is presented by Plank Town Brewing Company and coordinated by a partnership between the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Library Foundation, and Willamalane Park and Recreation District.

Free Admission

The Dance Factory

6th Annual Benefit Concert

Saturday January 13th, 7:30pm

This is the Dance Factory's 6th annual benefit concert at the Wildish Theater. This year's beneficiary is the wonderful non-profit "Direction Service".

About Direction Service:
Our mission: "Helping people with disabilities and special needs live the fullest lives possible."
Direction Service is a multi-program organization that has helped people with special needs, and their families, live their lives to the fullest since 1976.
More Information About Direction Service: https://directionservice.org/

We are honored to be able to host this show on behalf of Direction Service and the amazing work that they do for our community. All proceeds from this show will go directly toward Direction Service. We are truly thankful for our community and for the support they give us.

Guest groups:

  • Eugene Bhangra
  • Unity School of Dance
  • Rebelle's Ballet
  • Dance Northwest
  • DanceAbility
  • Flex Studios
  • Work Dance Co.
  • Xcape Dance
  • ZAPP

DF performance companies:

  • Urban Beat
  • Urban Fusion
  • Urban Elite

Tickets:

$20 Adult
$15 Youth/Senior/Student

Available Soon

Chamber Music Amici

No Strings Allowed

April 9th, 7:30pm

Program
Mozart, Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 452 for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Poulenc, Trio for piano, oboe, bassoon
Tomas, Svoboda Summer Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, Op.159

Amici
Victor Steinhardt, Piano

Guests
Michael Anderson, Clarinet
Melissa Peña, Oboe
Lydia Van Dreel, French horn
Steve Vacci, Bassoon

For information regarding Chamber Music Amici please contact 541-953-9204

Chamber Music Amici S9 C3

Tickets::

Stage $35, Students $5
Section A $35, Students $5
Row K $40, Students $5
Section B $32, Students $5
Section C $28, Students $5

Chamber Music Amici

Brahms

June 4th, 7:30pm

Program
Brahms, Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 for clarinet, piano, and cello
Brahms, String Quintet No. 1

Amici
Jessica Lambert, Viola
Lillie Manis, Violin
Steven Pologe, Cello
Sharon Schuman, Violin
Victor Steinhardt, Piano

Guests
Pilar Bradshaw, Violin

For information regarding Chamber Music Amici please contact 541-953-9204

Chamber Music Amici S9 C4

Tickets::

Stage $35, Students $5
Section A $35, Students $5
Row K $40, Students $5
Section B $32, Students $5
Section C $28, Students $5