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American Shakespeare Center

Closed Now: 09:30 - 18:00
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We went here for As You Like It as part of celebrating my wife's birthday. This is my favorite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chestertown, Maryland
Great venue

This is a must stop if you enjoy live theatre and especially Shakespeare. We went to see The Comedy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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10 S Market St, Staunton, VA 24401-4350
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank David C S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the theatre while planning a long weekend in Staunton. It will bring us back here again. Strong acting in an intimate setting. The music before the performance and during intermission is great. The front row balcony seats do not have back rests...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish we had had the time to attend a performance at the American Shakespheare Center. It is beautiful! We took the backstage tour. Our guide was a theatre major at a local university and we very informative. So glad we took the time to...More

Thank nhgallup
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

My husband got us tickets to As You Like It for my birthday, so when we were on vacation we stopped here to see the show. The theater was so unique, and the acting was incredible. We really loved the live music and entertainment before...More

Thank LombardJess1
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant venue in which to see Shakespearean plays performed. Probably not a bad seat in the house, although we attended on a sultry evening and it did get a bit close. Eventually, the A/C got ahead of the humidity. Some of the sitting...More

Thank czoltak
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The best description of this brilliant, exquisitely talented troupe is that it is like attending a fantastic Broadway play in the middle of Virginia. The troupe is one of the world's top in their league playing brilliant Shakespeare works as well as other historic plays....More

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6 September 2018|
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Response from MARK K | Reviewed this property |
We are from Arizona so my knowledge is limited. However, we had enjoyable dinner at Indian restaurant named Taste of India. Food was good and prices were reasonable
1 June 2018|
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Response from Jnorth71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There’s a parking lot right over from the building.
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Response from Skywinky | Reviewed this property |
The theater isn’t that big. It only has one stage, and the rest is tickets, snacks, and eating areas. You might be able to have a tour, but I don’t know. And yes, there is a schedule for 2018. It is available at the website... More