Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion during Henry V (2012)

Theatre Seating

Each theatre venue promises a unique and exciting experience.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus features three theatre spaces: The two indoor spaces, the Angus Bowmer Theatre (seats 601), the Thomas Theatre (formerly the New Theatre; seats 270-360), and the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre (seats 1190). All of the theatres are in close proximity to each other.

To view or download a campus map, click here. For a history of our theatres visit our history section.


Angus Bowmer Theatre

FIL14797From its inception, the Angus Bowmer Theatre has welcomed our patrons with the graciousness of the man for whom it was named, OSF’s founder Angus L. Bowmer. The immediacy between company and audience members in this space allows for theatrical voyages of human discovery, guided by some of the world’s greatest classical and contemporary playwrights. The theatre seats 600, and quite seriously, there is no bad seat in the house.

Click to view or download the seating chart.


Thomas Theatre

NEWTHE10001As a result of the generous donation of $4.5 million from a group of donors, comprising of The Goatie Foundation, Roberta and David Elliott, and Helen and Peter Bing, in 2013 the New Theatre was renamed the Thomas Theatre in recognition of longtime OSF Development Director Peter D. Thomas, who died in March 2010.

The gift answered a challenge issued in 1993 when Jo Lynn Allen of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the lead donor for the construction of OSF’s New Theatre, passed on the opportunity to name the theatre, issuing the requirement for other donors to make a significant contribution to secure the naming rights. The combined gift from the above group of donors meets the Allen’s threshold, and gives them the naming rights.

The New Theatre opened in 2002 and it carries on the pioneering spirit of its predecessor, the Black Swan. Here, on this intimate and extremely versatile stage, we present new works and explore familiar plays in ways designed to challenge, excite and illuminate. Depending on the flexible seating configuration (thrust, arena, avenue) in use, the theatre seats from 270-360 audience members.

Click to view or download the seating chart for The Long Day's Journey into Night

Click to view or download the seating chart for Pericles.

Click to view or download the seating chart for The Happiest Song Plays Last.


Allen Elizabethan Theatre


As a result of a generous $3 million grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion has been renamed the Allen Elizabethan Theatre. The Foundation provided the lead gifts for the building of the Allen Pavilion in 1993, when the name of the theatre was changed to Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion.

One of America's oldest Elizabethan theatres, OSF’s outdoor flagship stage is named for a queen and the glorious age in which Shakespeare wrote. Experience the sweep and majesty of those unforgettable stories of love, tragedy and spiritual transformation beneath a canopy of stars. This outdoor theatre, with orchestra and balcony seating, accommodates 1,190 patrons.

Click to view or download the Orchestra level seating chart PDF.

Click to view or download the Balcony seating chart PDF.