“The most convenient place that I can think for such receipt of learning is Blackfriars.”

– King Henry, Henry VIII


The American Shakespeare Center recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education.

From readings, lectures, student matinees and actor talkbacks to our biennial Blackfriars Conference, the American Shakespeare Center has an enriching educational opportunity waiting for you.