Community and Media Partners

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion are guiding values in ALL of our work – from the actors and stories on our stages and the audiences in our seats to the people in our offices.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at OSF. In recent years, OSF has outlined the foundational philosophies of our Diversity and Inclusion Structure in the

OSF Values Statement and the Audience Development Manifesto.

The Audience Development Manifesto outlines OSF’s commitment to proactively diversifying our audiences over four areas:

  1. Socio-Economic Diversity 
  2. Age Diversity 
  3. Increasing Access for People with Disabilities 
  4. Racial and Ethnic Diversity 

Increasing Socio-Economic Diversity by providing a range of ticket prices:

  • Flexpass Program
  • Web Specials
  • Rush Tickets
  • Student Rush Tickets
  • Oregon Trail Discount Card
  • $25 C Section seats
Increasing Age Diversity via education and pricing programs targeting Students, Teens, Young Adults, and Families:

  • Bowmer Project for Student Playgoers
  • Cultural Connections Education Experience
  • Summer Seminar for High School Juniors
  • School Visit Program
  • School Visit Partnership Program
  • 19.35 Ticket Program for playgoers between the ages of 18 – 35
  • Community Partnerships with pre-college programs for underrepresented multicultural students
  • Family Days
  • Free Programs such as biennial Open House and the Green Show in the summer months
Increasing Access for People with Disabilities by offering:

  • A full schedule of Open-Captioned or Sign-Interpreted performances
  • On-request Open-Captioning at performances
  • Audio Described Performances
  • Assisted Listening Devices
  • $25 tickets for all Open-Captioned and Sign-Interpreted shows
For more information on these services, visit Accessibility Services.

To see how OSF is increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of our audiences, go to the Cultural Connections section.

If you are part of an organization and are interested in learning more about OSF’s Diversity and Inclusion Structure, read this.