The warmth & light of the holidays brought to you, digitally!

Madeline Calais. Photo by Lindsey Walters.


Enroll in our "MIDSUMMER" SHXcademy (begins Nov 9)
& receive a digital ticket to stream the show!

Madeline Calais. Photo by Lauren Parker.


ASC has become a dual citizen of the physical and digital worlds! Join us for this diverse group of events, completely online!

Much Ado About Nothing. Photo by Lindsey Walters.

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The beloved tradition is back. We are offering Dickens' classic tale in a variety of digital ways, including on-demand, live stream, and on the big screen.

December 2020
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The Education Team takes the practices of the rehearsal room and introduces them to students in this exciting series of workshops. This flexible course is for all ages, plus students get a free digital ticket to a BlkFrsTV streaming production. The A Midsummer Night's Dream series begins November 9!

Weekly thru Nov 18
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SHXTeach at ASC

SHXClub & SHXSpace

Cure after school boredom with Shakespeare as your teacher. Build confidence and expand creativity with our online after-school programs, designed for students ages 9 - 18.

Winter Session Opens Soon
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SHXClass & SHXTeach

ASC now offers services for teachers virtually. With us, educators can take a break and let ASC Education Artists engage your classroom on the themes you’ve selected. Or, grow as an educator and enhance your curriculum with seminars taught by our experienced team.

On Your Schedule
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Dr. Ralph Presents: 'Then Must You Speak'

AN EXPLORATION OF RACE AND SHAKESPEARE This series will bring together scholars and artists for probing conversations about race and Shakespeare in order to grow our understanding of the many ways in which "classical" theatre and how we pursue it in America exposes and intersects with issues of social justice, systemic racism, equity, and the perpetuation of White supremacy culture while simultaneously offering a lens through which to imagine and embody positive change.

Each Friday at 5 PM
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Live @ Blackfriars

Join ASC music maestro Chris Johnston and special guests for a free, monthly concert from the Blackfriars stage, streamed live on ASC’s Facebook!

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Hope, Love, and Light

Help light a candle that will radiate through Staunton; creating a beacon of hope, love, and light to guide us.

Live Stream 'A Christmas Carol'

DECEMBER 4: watch this holly jolly story unfold, live from the Blackfriars stage! Exclusively on Marquee TV.

Month of Merry

With this premium package, we will bring you exclusive holiday events featuring ASC artists all December long!

Become Ingrained

When you support American Shakespeare Center, you become ingrained in the Blackfriars Playhouse. Join us by making your tax-deductible donation today.

ASC SafeStart

ASC was among the first companies in North America to return to live performance with our innovative & evolving SafeStart Plan. Learn more & explore our calendar...