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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. "Stunning", says Frommer's. Located in historic downtown Staunton, VA, this 300-seat Renaissance theatre offers productions of Shakespeare and classic plays...more
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Not enough superlatives to praise the cast and crew of this marvelous theater and the choices of material they put on. This time we enjoyed “The Merry Wives of Windsor” filled with wonderful farce and business, and the world premiere of a modern companion piece,...More
First came here several years ago on the suggestion of a friend. We’ve been here many times since. Being a high school theatre teacher with a wife who runs an elementary school theatre program, we live it. Top notch productions in an intimate recreation of...More
We go to plays here at least a couple of times a year, it is almost a requirement if you speak English and have the slightest bit of intellectual curiousity. We owe a lot to Shakespeare in our language and dramatic contructions and if you...More
On our most recent visit, we saw A Christmas Carol. The troupe put their unique spin on this classic story, and it was extremely well executed and a lot of fun to watch! From the pre-show music to the talk-back session afterwards, it was thoroughly...More
Joy! A visit to the Blackfriars Playhouse for this holiday added to the joy of the holiday. Amazing performance once again! Next time we’re traveling up interstate 81 we will again spend a night in Staunton to take in a performance. Bravo!
Unless you wish to travel to England it will be hard to replicate this theater and experience in the US. The actors are as bawdy and loud as one would have expected "back in the day". But Shakespeare is not all that they do well...More
Going to Blackfriar’s at Christmas has been a tradition for me since 2008. I have always been pleasantly surprised and incredibly impressed. This is the first time I have seen the Earl adaptation and I have to say- it leaves me unimpressed. The Warren adaptation...More
We went to "A Christmas Carol" last Friday. We sat on stage which was the primo spot to view the play and the audience too! We have been coming here for several years. This place always gives awesome performances. We always leave with a feeling...More
As we are not up on Shakespeare, so we had to get primed before they show. We found a podcast to listen to on the drive there. That helped. The venue is great and the cast and live music before the show and during the...More