Join us in Staunton for our 2020 Destination Weekends


Come experience why Staunton was recently named one of the 10 Best Small Town Cultural Scenes by USA Today, one of the 20 Most Beautiful Main Streets in America by Reader’s Digest and one of America’s Favorite Towns by Travel + Leisure. 

“[Staunton] has reinvented itself as an arts and culture destination…” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Staunton offers big-city vibrancy…culture…and restaurant scene…” – Virginia Living

[Staunton is] an ever hipper Shenandoah Valley town” – The Washington Post


The festivities start on Fridays at 5:00 with Dr. Ralph Presents lectures and run through Sunday afternoons featuring performances, events, and celebrations.

Winter Opening Weekend

Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 1

Start off the year with the opening of the Actors’ Renaissance Season:

Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV, Part 2, and A King & No King.


RenAISSANCE Weekend

Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5

Adds the Henry IV, Part 1 remount and A Chaste Maid of Cheapside reading to the Actors’ Renaissance Season.


Homecoming Weekend

Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10

Welcoming home the road-tested Touring productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Imogen, The Grapes of Wrath, and the opening of Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries winner: The Defamation of Cicely Lee by Emma Whipday.

Stop by the Playhouse Sunday morning to hear the announcement of ASC’s new five year Strategic Plan.


Summer Opening Weekend

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12

Celebrating the opening of the marquee Summer productions Othello and The Merchant of Venice.

Stay for Sunday morning to hear the 2021 Season Announcement.


Summer Festival Weekend

Friday August 14 – Sunday, August 16

Round out the summer offerings with the comedy Volpone and a special partnership with Staunton Music Festival.


Fall Opening Weekend

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4

Gala weekend featuring the opening of Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries winner Keene by Anchuli Felicia King, formal dinner, and presentation of the Goodfellow and Burbage Awards.

Want to join us for a Destination Weekend in 2020?

Buy tickets online or by calling our Box Office at 1-877-MUCH-ADO!

2020 Subscriptions are also on sale now! Get ready to build the season of your dreams.

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Explore the Visit Staunton website to find out more about the region.


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