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


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

Springfilm: Made in Oregon

Films Made in Oregon: Night Moves

Thursday, August 3 at 6:30pm

The monthly film and discussion event, Plank Town Presents: Springfilm Made in Oregon continues this July with Night Moves. 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.

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. Filmed in Douglas County at the Galesville Reservoir, and in Medford, Ashland, and the Lake of the Woods. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard written directed and by Kelly Reichardt; 112 minutes; 2013; 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 conclude with this film.

Night Moves Poster

Free Admission

Benefit Concert for Tsunami Books

Welsh Singer/Songwriter Martyn Joseph

September 23, 7:30pm

For over two decades, Tsunami Books has been much more than just an independent, locally owned bookstore. It has opened its doors to host over 3000 community activities, including a wide variety of concerts, author signings, poetry readings, fundraisers, and political events, its stage comfortably nestled among shelves containing over 30,000 hand-picked quality used and new books.
Tsunami’s future is now threatened by an increase of $5000 per month in its rental expenses. The local community has responded by raising over $125,000 in pledges to help Tsunami meet its increased lease obligations, an increase of more than $300,000 over the life of the new 5 year lease period.
This effort is now joined by critically-acclaimed Welsh singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph, who will play two acoustic sets at the Wildish on Saturday, September 23, 2017, starting at 7:30 PM.
Martyn has sometimes been described as the Welsh Springsteen. Throughout his lengthy career, he has established a well-deserved reputation of providing a memorable live musical experience of a quality rivaled by few performers. His songs are well crafted, meaningful, and thought provoking, often dealing with social justice issues overlooked by the broader community, and always accompanied by his masterful acoustic guitar playing. Martyn performs with the passion and sincerity that can only come directly from his heart. He regularly creates lifetime fans out of those who are lucky enough to see him for the first time.
100% of all ticket sale proceeds will be donated to Tsunami Books in a continuing community effort to preserve this local treasure.

Benefit Concert for Tsunami Books

Tickets are $25.