American Shakespeare Center

Located in nearby Staunton, the American Shakespeare Center is notable for its theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only recreation of the original indoor Blackfriars Theatre in London. ASC hosts performances at the Playhouse by two rotating ensembles of 16 different titles in 5 distinct seasons, 52 weeks a year. The ASC also provides a year-round laboratory for students and scholars through education programming in Staunton and on the road.