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

Rose Children's Theater Presents

Guys & Dolls Jr.

April 28th, 29th, May 5th, and 6th at 7pm
April 30th, May 6th, and 7th at 2pm

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls JR. a perennial crowd pleaser.

Directed by Scott Frazier-Maskiell.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students
Note the Wildish Theater is not responsible for Rose Childrens Theater ticketing.

“SHAKESPEARE’S MUMS”

BLOOM ON MOTHER’S DAY

Mothers Day, Sunday May 14th 1:30 & 4:30pm

Fools Haven, Wildish Theater’s resident Shakespearean acting company, stages a showcase of 14 scenes highlighting mothers - good, bad, and other-worldly. It’s a “Best of Shakespeare”, with familiar pieces as well as some surprises.
The cast of 20 experienced local performers bring Shakespeare’s language to life with clarity and excitement.
A narrator establishes the context of the scenes and live musicians create the moods.
Matinee performances have been scheduled to accommodate holiday mealtimes.

(Appropriate for age 10 and older)

Tickets: $25 Standard; $18 Students and Senior Citizens.

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.

Eugene Gleemen present American Spirituals

Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 pm

Directed by Dr. John Jantzi.

With Special Guests: The Downing Street Singers

Tickets are:
$15 for Adults
$12 for Seniors and Students

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