Welcome to the Wildish Theater!

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

Dance Veritas

Between Shadow and Light

February 24 at 7:00pm

Neil Patton and Dance Veritas are pleased to invite you to join them for a delightful evening of storytelling through solo piano music and dance.

The evening will begin with Neil Patton as he debuts music from his new album, Solitaire. This is his fourth published collection of original solo piano music.

Neil and Dance Veritas will then present re-worked performance of Between Shadow and Light. This is an inspirational piece that explores the beauty of finding hope in the midst of darkness, with choreography created by the performers and music composed by Patton.

Adults: $20
Students: $15

Springfilm Presents:

Great Soundtracks, Singin' in the Rain

Thursday March 1st, 6:30 pm

A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.

Free Admission

Latino Film Series

Golden age of Mexican cinema: A Volar Joven

Thursday March 8th, 6:30 pm

Presenting the fourth film of our cinematographic series of movies, from the Golden age of Mexican cinema. "A Volar Joven" (1947) Starring the great actor and comedian Cantinflas.
Cantinflas is a solder, who doesn't know anything about discipline or following rules. He only wants to think about his girlfriend, the maid in an opulent hacienda. The owner has an not so attractive and shy daughter, who is in love with Cantinflas. The problems arrive when the family arrange a wedding between the shy girl and Cantinflas, who in order to avoid the commitment, causes himself to get arrested. During the punishment, Cantinflas will learn how to fly and airplane with a silly and not properly trained instructor.

Presentando la cuarta función de nuestra serie cinematográfica de películas de la epoca de oro cine Mexicano. "a Volar Joven" (1947) Protagonizada por el gran actor y comediante Cantinflas.
Cantinflas es un soldado, que no sabe nada sobre la disciplina o las reglas y solo piensa en su novia, una joven sirviente en una opulenta hacienda. El dueño de la hacienda tiene una hija fea y tímida, que está enamorada de Cantinflas. Los problemas llegan cuando la familia organiza una boda entre la niña fea y Cantinflas, quien para evitar el compromiso se ocasiona un arresto. Durante su castigo, Cantinflas aprenderá a volar con un instructor tonto y no muy bien capacitado.

Free Admission

International Fly Fishing Film Festival


Thursday March 15th, 7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:15 PM.
Hosted By: True West Custom Fly Rods, Caddis Fly Shop and Homewaters Fly Shop
Funds raised from this event will benefit Fly Fishing Colloborative.


The International Fly Fishing Film Festival® consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. IF4™ contains exclusive content and is a must see experience coming to a theater near you!

Tickets will also be available for $15.00 at:
Caddis Fly Shop & Home Waters Fly Shop and if available, for $18.00 at the door on the day of the event.

$15 Advanced Reservation
$18 at the door.

Note the Wildish Theater is not responsible for ticket sales to this event.

Chamber Music Amici

No Strings Allowed

April 9th, 7:30pm

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

Eunhye Grace Choi, Piano
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


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

Rose Childrens Theater Presents

To Oz

April 27, 28 & May 4, 5 at  7pm

April 29, May 5 & 6 at 2pm

Making its World Premiere with Rose Children’s Theatre, To Oz is a fresh, modern take on L Frank Baum’s classic, The Wizard Of Oz. A familiar story with brand new songs and script by director Scott Frazier-Maskiell, To Oz tells the tale of Dorothy Gale. Kansas is dull and grey to her, so she yearns for something, anything. She gets more than she bargained for after a crazy storm sweeps her away to a funky Oz. Yes, they are all there: Toto, The Munchkins, The Scarecrow, The Tin Person, The Lion, Glinda, The Witch and, of course, The Wizard himself. Adventure, excitement, lessons and celebrations are in store if you bring your fresh eyes and see it all, with Dorothy, in a new way


Available Soon

A Rose By Any Other Name:

Shakespeare brought vividly to life through the ages.

May 12th.

We all expect to expect to encounter Shakespeare regularly in the theater, whether or not we are there to see something he wrote. The title of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Otello” is a a bit of a giveaway, and it’s common knowledge that “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein is based on “Romeo and Juliet,” but who expected to find a line of Shakespeare text in “Jekyll & Hyde”?

Soprano Phoebe Gildea, joined by Nathalie Fortin on piano and more surprise guest performers, takes you on a journey through the ages, bringing the words and stories of William Shakespeare to life in song, from the sixteenth century through today.

Whether we speak of universal themes or beautiful language, Shakespeare has had a large sphere of influence. Not only are his plays still performed hundreds of years later, but also other artists can’t seem to get enough of him. Operas, ballets, symphonies, poems, and more plays mention Shakespeare’s works or are outright based on them.


Available Soon

The Eugene Gleemen

Hits of the 60s

Sunday May 20th, 2:30pm

Directed by Dr. John Jantzi

The Eugene Gleemen sing Simon and Garfunkel

  • The Sound of Silence
  • Loves Me Like a Rock
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

The Ensemble sing The Beach Boys

  • Barbara Ann
  • Help Me Rhonda
  • I Get Around
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Fun, Fun, Fun

The Eugene Gleemen sing The Beatles

  • A Hard Day's Night
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Get Back
  • The Beatles Are Back!

*Setlist subject to change.

Chamber Music Amici S9 C3

General admission: $15
Students: $12
Seniors: $12

Chamber Music Amici


June 4th, 7:30pm

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

Jessica Lambert, violin
Steven Pologe, cello
Sharon Schuman, violin
Lillie Manis, viola

Eric Alternan, violin
Arnaud Ghillebaert, viola
Alexandre Dossin, piano
Fritz Gearhart, viola

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

Chamber Music Amici S9 C4


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