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.

To purchase tickets scroll down to find your show and click on "buy tickets" button.

Contact me today and let's discuss creative ways for you to use the Wildish Theater! dan@wildishtheater.com 541-868-0689
 

Upcoming Shows

A3 Presents: Spring Dance Concert

April 22nd & 23rd at 7:30pm

The Academy of Arts and Academics (A3) presents the 2016 Spring Dance Concert. Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd at 7:30pm

 

Adults $7, Seniors $5, Students are free. 

 

Rose Children's Theater Presents: Willy Wonka JR.

April 29th & 30th at 7:00pm, May 1st at 2:00pm,

May 6th & 7th at 7:00, May 7th and 8th at 2:00

Direction by Marcee Long, Kathy Catherwood, and Jack Pendell

Choreography by Danielle Castro

Grandparents are strongly encouraged to share this show with a grandchild or a special young person.  A central message in Roald Dahl’s story is the special connection Charlie has with his Grandpa Joe and the stories they share.  We hope you can make some lovely memories through our show.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth

Oregon Secretary of State Candidate Forum 2016

May 3rd at 7:00 pm

The Secretary of State is Oregon’s chief elections officer, auditor and archivist. The secretary also serves with the Governor and Oregon Treasurer on the Land Board and manages and oversees Oregon’s Common School Fund.

The Secretary of State is first in line of succession and may be called upon to represent the Governor and the state. The Secretary is an independent constitutional officer directly elected by Oregonians, and answers solely to the people of Oregon.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lane County, Springfield City Club and the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater

Oregon Secretary of State Candidate Forum 2016 poster

Sprout Film Festival

Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm
Free matinee at 10:00 am

The Sprout Film Festival is sponsored by Full Access.  Sprout is a community event that highlights films by, and about, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

$10 in advance
$15 at the door

CCC Comedy Benefit

Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 pm

Join us for CCC's 4th Annual Comedy Benefit, Comedy for a Cause with stand up comedians from around the west coast emceed by 94.5 MIX FM Liz and Reilly. Benefit raffle with $4,000 in prizes! Doors open at 6:15pm with complimentary appetizers and wine/beer available for purchase.

The Center for Community Counseling has been helping our community be well for over 38 years by offering low cost counseling services to those who would not otherwise be able to afford the help they need and deserve. Join us for a great event to support a great cause!

 

Alice in Wonderland

Sunday, May 15th at 4:00 pm

Alice in Wonderland is this year's Springtime Story Ballet, presented by Pacific Classical Ballet and Ballet North West Academy. Original choreography by BNWA Artistic Director brings the familiar story to life and features Ballet North West Academy dancers ages 5 to adult.

Alice falls down the rabbit hole and is confronted with the enchanting, but confusing, world of Wonderland.  Her adventures with the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and many others will entertain audiences young and old.  From the magical Caterpillar to the Garden of Living Flowers, Alice must find a way to protect the residents of Wonderland from the unpredictable Queen of Hearts. 

 

The show is about an hour and a half in length, including a short intermission.  Tickets are available at bnwa.net or at Ballet North West Academy, 380 West 3rd Avenue, in Eugene.  $10 for adults, $7 for children 9 and younger.

Frenchtastique

Ballet Fantastique

Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 pm

Ooh la la! Join us for the perfect start to your summer—a sweet collection of whimsical original works performed by the next generation of young Ballet Fantastique dancers.Frenchtastique is a charming tour de force of young talent with French-inspired flair… complemented with new contemporary ballet works created by Ballet Fantastique's directors and company artists.

 

Comedians Gone Wild(ish)

Friday June 17th at 7:00pm

The first in what is hopefully a long line of regular professional comedy shows at The Richard E. Wildish Theater starts off with a bang!

When Susan Rice began her stand-up comedy career, she was one of only 20 women to hit comedy stages across the country. Since then, she has taken the comedy world by storm, working with comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinnison and Paula Poundstone. She has performed on Showtime and Evening at the Improv and been featured on Portlandia. She has taken the stage at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Las Vegas Comedy Festival, All Jane Comedy Festival, and the Northwest Women’s Comedy Festival. In 2015, she was voted the Funniest Person in Portland. Not only is she thigh-slappingly funny, her heart is as big as her sense of humor. She has helped raise thousands of dollars for Relay for Life through her association with "The Boob Tour" and produces a show called “Funny for Food” for the Portland Food Bank. When audiences leave one of her shows, their cheeks hurt and their hearts are full.

Since being crowned Eugene’s Funniest Person at the Eugene Laff Off many moons ago, Randy Mendez has made people laugh from Portland to San Francisco. He was voted the third funniest person in Portland and has performed at the Helium Comedy Club as well as The Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Frank King is a former writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as an awarding winning comedian, humor columnist, and radio talk show and podcast personality. He was on An Evening at the Improv, Showtime’s Comedy on the Road, Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, and more. He was a quarter-finalist on the original Star Search with Ed McMahon…he lost to a puppet.