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American Shakespeare Center

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Address: 10 S Market St, Staunton, VA 24401-4350
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+1 877-682-4236
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09:30 - 18:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Wed - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's...

The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. "Stunning", says Frommer's. Located in historic downtown Staunton, VA, this 300-seat Renaissance theatre offers productions of Shakespeare and classic plays year round that the Washington Post says are "shamelessly entertaining" and the Boston Globe says are "phenomenal...bursting with energy”.

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This was a fun, unique experience. When I bought the ticket online, I thought it seemed expensive. But they allow you to move to any empty seat. What made it was the enthusiasm... read more

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plymouth meeting, pa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fun, unique experience. When I bought the ticket online, I thought it seemed expensive. But they allow you to move to any empty seat. What made it was the enthusiasm of the cast. They all participated in the music before and during intermission. Plus the acting was great. Don't miss this! P.s. Parking was only a dollar... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun company of actors and actresses and they were multi- tasking like mad . Great Romeo and Juliet - so very excellent to have some fun in your theatre , thank you.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Performance of Romeo and Juliet... The youthful, enthusiastic and prfessional presentation of this classic is an incredible tribute to American theater. Thank You

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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the main reasons we go to Staunton, VA is the American Shakespeare Center. Yes we enjoy the Restaurants and the little town feel, but the ASC is our most enjoyable entertainment. I am always amazed at the musical ability and talent before the play even starts! These thespians are well rounded and multi-talented. We sang along to some... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is in Staunton, a small, beautiful town. It is an exact replica of the real one. The play was awesome and could easily be well appreciated and heard from any place you sit, the acoustic is perfect, place beautiful, awesome actors!! Must go! I will definitely come back!!!!

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Thank Maria C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ASC is a destination spot that anyone interested in Shakespeare, early modern history, or is a student of English would do well to visit. It is beautiful inside, the quality of the shows is terrific, and the staff and volunteers are delightful.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Our family loves going to Staunton to visit the American Shakespeare Theater. We wish we didn't live 350 miles away. When we go, as we did recently, we try to see as many performances as possible. Last weekend it was three (Merchant of Venice, School for Scandal, and Coriolanus). Performed as an "actor-driven and actor-directed" set of five offerings during... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

the American Shakespeare center is the next best. We saw Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" which was superbly performed by a great cast of actors. If you like Shakespeare this is the place to see his plays just as they were performed about 4 centuries ago, except with the comfort of electricity and a few other amenities.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

What a great experience. Watching a play inside this theater is so much different from what we are used to. It is an intimate venue. You are so close to the performers. You can even select a seat on the stage if you want. Sometimes, Shakespeare can be a little hard to understand, but is not the case here. Everything... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Discovered ASC in 2011. Since then friends and I meet in Staunton for each of the company's seasonal productions: spring/summer; fall; renaissance. they are TERRIFIC.

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