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Refunds and Exchanges
During the Global Pandemic, if you cannot attend a performance due to illness or restrictions with travel, we are offering a flexible rescheduling and refund policy.
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Three’s a crowd, but ten is a group! Qualified groups receive a special group rate. Learn more.
Live nearby? Take 50% off tickets for performances on Wednesdays and Thursdays if you live in Augusta County, Waynesboro, Staunton, Bath County, Highland County, Rockingham County, or Rockbridge County. The week of your preferred show, please call our Box Office (1.877.MUCH.ADO) or stop by the Playhouse to reserve your local rush tickets. Please bring a local ID when you attend your show. (Seating subject to availability, limit 8 per customer)
Blue Star Theater
The American Shakespeare Center values military personnel in our community and country, and is devoted to ensuring their access to live theatre. ASC is proud to welcome military personnel, veterans, and their immediate families to the Blackfriars Playhouse at a discounted price. Learn More
YOUTH ADMISSION POLICY
ASC welcomes children seven and older to the Blackfriars Playhouse throughout the year.
Children three and older are welcome to A Christmas Carol during the Holiday Season and sensory-friendly performances of our 90-minute productions. See event pages for more details.
Some of our plays contain material unsuitable for children. Call the box office for specific information about any show in the season.
Playwrights Welcome is a new program to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members, developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. For more information on this national program, please click here.
To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theater, you may either visit the box office or call to book your ticket the day of the performance (1.877.MUCHADO), when you arrive please present your Dramatists Guild membership card at Will Call. One ticket per member, per production, is allowed, based on availability.
Health and Safety
Read about our mask and vaccination policies at ASC.
Photos are not permitted during the performance.
PLEASE BE ON TIME
Unlike other theatres, we don’t hold the curtain. We start on time every time. Latecomers are not guaranteed their purchased seats and will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.
SEVERE WEATHER POLICY
Performances continue as scheduled unless we experience a loss of power or extremely dangerous conditions at the Blackfriars Playhouse. For outdoor performances, there is no covering for audiences. We will contact you via email if changes are made to your performance due to inclement weather.
For patrons who cannot travel safely, we waive our standard exchange fee and gladly issue replacement tickets for another performance of the same play, pending availability.
Please contact the Box Office within 24 hours after your missed show to make arrangements.