Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley

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I-81, Exit 222

The American Shakespeare Center is situated in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in historic Staunton, VA.  The Center recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education.

The ASC Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, is open year-round for productions of classic plays, which have been hailed by The Washington Post as “shamelessly entertaining” and by The Boston Globe as “phenomenal…bursting with energy.” Founded in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the organization became the American Shakespeare Center in 2005.

The Playhouse is open for special musical and theatrical events, workshops, educational programs, and theatre tours.  It’s also a perfect venue for meetings or the wedding of your dreams.