Oregon Shakespeare Festival – COVID-19 update: March 12-April 8 events canceled

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On March 12, 2020, Governor Kate Brown announced urgent new rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Oregon based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon public health experts, epidemiologists, and health professionals. This includes the cancellation of all large gatherings over 250 people statewide effective immediately for four weeks.

As a result, venues that host large public events, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Angus Bowmer and Thomas Theatres, will be closed beginning March 12, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The safety and health of patrons, staff, volunteers, artists, and the general public is the top priority for Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We are taking immediate steps to meet the requirements of these guidelines set by our top state officials.

To do so, all performances, events, and programs scheduled at OSF through April 8 are canceled, including performances of Bring Down the House, Parts I & II, A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Copper Children, and Peter and the Starcatcher.

Ticketholders for the dates of March 12-April 8 will be able to contact the Box Office to make arrangements for their orders beginning 9:30 a.m. Pacific on March 16 via email (boxoffice@osfashland.org) or phone (800-219-8161), and will have until April 1 to do so. Due to the volume of orders to be dealt with, we ask that you not contact the Box Office before March 16.

The resulting cancellation of various public events will have very real financial consequences for theatres and theatre artists. Nationwide, thousands of theatre professionals’ jobs and healthcare are at stake. Transferring your ticket to a donation or voucher supports OSF during these uncertain times and we appreciate your consideration. The following options are available for those who have already purchased tickets to canceled performances. Please contact the Box Office beginning March 16.COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Ticket Voucher: Receive a ticket voucher for the original value of the performance tickets. Voucher is good for use in the 2020 and 2021 season.

Exchange: Contact the Box Office to exchange your tickets for another performance in the 2020 season or for a return visit later in the season (subject to ticket availability). All exchanges are based on the value of your original tickets. Exchange fees do not apply for canceled shows.

Donate: Show your support for the great work across all of our stages at OSF and donate the value of the tickets back to the Festival, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Refund: You can request a refund for the full value of your original tickets, not including the $7 infrastructure fee (if applied to your order).

We appreciate your support, generosity, and consideration throughout this process. Please continue to check back here for updates from OSF.Additional Information & Health Resources

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The Oregon Health Authority

World Health Organization

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