The arts enrich Ashland in so many ways and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays a huge part. Eleven plays, including three from Shakespeare, are part of a 10-month program from February through November. Last year, about 110,000 people bought nearly 410,000 tickets for shows at the three theaters. The festival was a nearly $90 million boost to the local economy.
But one of the best parts is free: the Green Show, performed six evenings a week at the Shakespeare complex.