An artistic staple in our Southern Oregon community for over eighty years, OSF is a permanent fixture on the “Must-See” lists of visitors and locals alike! Here is where the world's greatest contemporary artists innovate right alongside Shakespearean and classical works of the theatrical canon. Like the generations of art lovers who have grown up with us over the decades, we never get tired of a beautiful evening of live performance under the stars.  

This November, we’re thrilled to welcome It’s Christmas, Carol! — a hysterical, irreverent, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ masterful tale — back to the OSF stage. This zany, song-skewered comedy was such a hit with 2021 audiences that we’re bringing it back for a second spectacular holiday. Come see it — or see it again! 

It’s no secret that we could name hundreds of reasons for you, your family, and friends to round out 2022 at OSF, but here are 22 (see what we did there?) to get started! 

Image: Jenny Graham

  1. You can (literally!) give your loved ones the gift of uncontrollable laughter with a ticket to It’s Christmas, Carol! 
  2. Explore the history of our Elizabethan Theatre, the oldest in the nation.  
  3. Bathe in the beauty of an OSF winter.  
  4. Enjoy delicious fare in our theatres' lobbies. 
  5. Cold outside? Our selection of local wine and coffee will warm you up! 
  6. OSF is appropriate fun for the whole family.  
  7. Dress how you feel best—whether that’s to impress, wrapped up in an old puffer, or in costume!  
  8. Discover what’s behind It’s Christmas, Carol! on a guided, walking tour.
  9. Stop by OSF’s gift shop and secure a unique holiday present.  
  10. Warm up after a day of jam-packed winter adventures! 
  11. Behold the smiling faces of our friendly staff, all here to ensure you have the best time at the Fest. 
  12. Accidentally bump into a starry actor or director at our world-renowned venue.  
  13. Directly support the writers, performers, and designers in our community. 
  14. Laugh along to new jokes and new cast members in It’s Christmas, Carol!   
  15. Walk, hike, or jog along Ashland Creek, right in our backyard! 
  16. OSF abides by ADA ticketing rules and mobility – we want our art to be enjoyed by everyone!  
  17. Delve deeper into It’s Christmas, Carol at one of our free, post-show Discussions.  
  18. Immerse your senses in The Complete Lavender Experience®, just steps away from OSF!  
  19. Pamper yourself before the show with a service from our neighbors at Waterfront Spa.  
  20. Directly impact the growth of Southern Oregon’s labor economy.   
  21. Take a romantic winter stroll along OSF’s gorgeous grounds.  
  22. It’s never too early to introduce the little ones in your life to the power of live theatre. 
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