We’ve limited the capacity of our Playhouse to fewer than 125 socially distanced seats, but the experience remains as lively and priceless as ever.
Our embrace of early-modern theatre approaches like performing without elaborate scenery in shared light, and our emphasis on the power of the actor, the word, the hand-made, and the acoustic all contribute to ASC being uniquely suited to safely adapt to the variety of conditions presented by this challenging new time.
Join us in the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor stage for two remarkable stories with the assurances of ASC SafeStart including our commitments to: universal masking, contactless ticketing and programs, elimination of concessions, and enhanced hygiene protocols throughout our facilities.
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THE BLACKBURN INN
Join ASC’s repertory on our summer field trip to the historic property of Staunton’s beautiful boutique hotel the Blackburn Inn and Conference Center! Located on 80 sprawling acres of manicured grounds, the Blackburn Inn is the perfect setting to host ASC’s outdoor performances of Shakespeare in the twilight.
For one low price, up to four members of a household can share your own private Illyria! Each ticket purchases a designated 8×8 foot patch of soft green grass on which to picnic and bask in the setting summer sun while you watch the passions ignite on stage.
- Each square can hold up to 4 people, or 2 if you choose a lawn chair space.
- Children (age 7+) welcome!
- Pre-order a picnic basket (including wine!) with your ticket
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ASC, in partnership with Marquee TV, will present two one-night-only pay-per-view digital events LIVE from the beautiful Blackfriars Playhouse!
Gather the entire family for a viewing party & get ready for an incredible collective experience from the comfort of your couch!
SEE THE LIVE RECORDING OF TWELFTH NIGHT AND OTHELLO ON-DEMAND THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27
- Purchase digital ticket via Marquee TV website
- Just one ticket gets you unlimited access through end date.
LET US BRING THE PLAYHOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE:
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