Vaccinations at ASC

Continuing our dedication to our patrons, performers, and staff, ASC is now requiring proof of vaccination

Check out ASC's summer lineup of engaging programming for all ages!

Vaccinations and Safety at the ASC

Under the guidance of our medical partners, and in order to provide the safest experience for patrons and staff, the American Shakespeare Center will be requiring audiences to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative NAAT or PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of the performance to attend shows starting September 16, 2021.


Electrifying and immediate, Macbeth plunges headlong into the darkest depths of the human condition and the toxic underbelly of politics and warfare—with murder begetting murder, and blood thirsting for blood. This twisted tale ends as it began, in the manifestation of a dark prophecy; with one final, fatal blow, the light prevails and tomorrow dawns anew.    

Summer and Fall 2021
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Henry V

In this final, epic installment of Shakespeare’s Henriad trilogy, ASC veteran Brandon Carter leads “once more unto the breach” as King Henry V—one of the greatest monarchs in English history. Swashbuckling adventure and romance burst at the seams of this the most exciting of Shakespeare’s histories, which ends, as so many of the great stories do, in a wedding.

Summer and Fall 2021
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All's Well That Ends Well

Helena has a heart that will not be denied. All’s Well That Ends Well upends and reexamines the love story, reveling in the imperfection. Part fairy tale, part farce, and all heart, this often-overlooked masterpiece takes audiences on a hilarious journey through courtship and class, danger and desire, and ridicule and (if the title proves true) redemption.

Summer and Fall 2021
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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The beloved tradition is back.

December 2021
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A Christmas Carol 2020

Live @ Blackfriars

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

Throughout the Year
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Playhouse Tours

Our ASC Education Tour Guides will take you up, down, and around the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse and share secrets and anecdotes from the past and the present (exact tour spots dependant upon actor presence in the building). 

Year Round
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A Change to the Blackfriars Conference

The Conference is going mostly* virtual! Read about new updates to the 2021 Conference format on our Conference page.

Playhouse Tours

Take a tour at ASC! LEARN about the historical predecessor, DISCOVER the inner workings of our 21st-century professional company, EXPLORE the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre.

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...