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.

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

Upcoming Shows

Riverside Chamber Symphony

Thursday, May 26th at 7:30 pm

Program:

Sir Arthur Sullivan: Overture to "Pirates on Penzance"

Domenico Cimarose: Concerto for Two Flutes

Henri Duparc: Aux Etoiles (to the stars)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony 8

General Admission: Suggested Donation $10

The Riverside Chamber Symphony  is an ensemble of about 30 outstanding non-professional musicians from Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County, Oregon. The goal of the orchestra and choir is to provide a high quality experience in the study, practice, and performance of a variety of musical literature for advanced non-professional players in the region. Many of the participants have outstanding training and experience in orchestras throughout the world.

Springfilm Presents: The Big Lebowski

Presented by Planktown Brewing Company

June 2nd at 6:30 pm

Directed by:  Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Julianne Moore

Released 1998

Runtime: 117 minutes

Free Admission

Springfilm is also brought to you by:

Springfield Public Library Foundation, Willamalane Park and Rec. District, and The Wildish Theater

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.