Tudor Guild Volunteer Organization
Tudor Guild was established in 1948 as a volunteer organization with the purpose of providing financial support and service to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 1952 we were incorporated as a non-profit organization.
Profits from the operation of the Tudor Guild Gift Shop and sales counters for each of the three theatres go to support OSF's annual budget. Our Board of Directors is elected from among our membership. The Board employs a General Manager for the gift shop who hires and supervises the paid staff.
Tudor Guild presently has a membership of over 155 women and men. During the 2016 season, 149 Tudor Guild volunteers worked a total of 17,284 hours.
Tudor Guild Gift Shop is the exclusive retailer for OSF logo merchandise: clothing, posters, souvenirs. The Gift Shop has an extensive book department stocking hard to find literature on Shakespeare and the current play bill. Jewelry, stationary, clothing, accessories, home decor, toys, costumes, masks, tea, candy and snacks from local artists and vendors are also stocked.
On line shopping for our merchandise is at www.tudorguild.org.
The Gift Shop is open from mid February through October.
The Brass Rubbing Centre is open Wednesday through Saturday during the Summer. Other times of the year by appointment. The Centre has over 80 replicas of European brasses for the DIY person. It is located in the Bill Patton Garden next to the Elizabethan theater inside Lithia Park. A catalog of brasses is featured on our FB page, " Tudor Guild Brass Rubbing Centre."
Tudor Guild Mission Statement
The mission of Tudor Guild, a volunteer organization, is to support the Oregon Shakespeare Festival through significant financial contributions derived from the operation of the Gift Shop and satellites and to provide services to the Festival Company and patrons.
Tudor Guild Vision Statement
Our ever-evolving vision is to explore new opportunities for service to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and for the enrichment of our members. The magic of Tudor Guild is experienced as we celebrate the theatre arts in a synergistic relationship with the Festival.