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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...more
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We've been a number of times over the years, typically driving up from Norfolk and staying locally to see performances on Saturday (afternoon and evening) and Sunday. Zendoa for dinner between shows on Saturday is a must. Stay at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel or a...More
I had not heard of this theater until I started telling people I was going to Staunton Virginia. On many recommendations my friends and I bought tickets to see an afternoon performance of Emma. It was absolutely charming... from the bartender in the lobby to...More
The theater is beautiful, quite unique. It it lit with the equivalent of candlelight and remains so throughout the performance.
The actors are multi-talented, entertaining us with music and song before the performance and during the intermission. In particular, they continually interact with the audience...More
The American Shakespeare Center is a beautiful theatre. We'd attended before and the actors' renditions of Shakespeare are generally top-notch. With all the divisiveness and cultural deterioration currently afflicting our nation, we hoped to escape the noise and nonsense and enjoy a Shakespeare comedy (As...More
We went here for As You Like It as part of celebrating my wife's birthday. This is my favorite Shakespeare play, but the first time in a while that we've seen it. And this is the place to see your favorite Shakespeare.
The theater itself...More
This is a must stop if you enjoy live theatre and especially Shakespeare. We went to see The Comedy of Errors and it was outstanding. We went opening night. The facility and performance were exemplary. I do not often list places as much see.
It us not just an interesting visit, for Shakespeare aficionados it is at least an annual pilgrimage. For the rest of of us who aspire to broad cultural exposure, it is a destination at minimum on the Bucket List. Nowhere else in the world (not...More
We have been visiting Staunton for years and attend the Blackfriars on nearly every visit. This is a beautiful venue and it is just plain fun. The actors are extremely talented. They are performing a few different plays concurrently and I marvel at their skill...More
Took our 13 year old grand son to see As you Like It. The 8th grade class at his school had done this show and he was all set to see a real production. Had to get tickets in the front row and were worried...More