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

Madeline Calais. Photo by Lauren Parker.


Holiday traditions begin at the Blackfriars Playhouse!
Celebrate the Holiday Season under our ASC SafeStart Plan.

Madeline Calais. Photo by Lindsey Walters.


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.


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 25
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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.

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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by James McClure

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The beloved Blackfriars Playhouse tradition is back. Celebrate the holiday season with your favorite ASC actors as they perform our new adaptation of the timeless Dickens novel under ASC SafeStart protocols this December. 

Begins December 2
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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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Holiday Warmth

Whether you choose to see it live at the Playhouse or at home in front of your fire, A CHRISTMAS CAROL will warm your heart this season! Begins December 2.

New Contemporaries

Shakespeare's New Contemporaries is accepting applications through November 18. Send us your submission to the new canon!

Get Lost in the Magic

Our MIDSUMMER SHXcademy begins November 9 — at a new evening time! Dive into the magic of Shakespeare's mischievous text...

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...