With opportunities for audiences of all sizes and ages — and the aspiring thespian — Staunton boasts a theatre scene of a city twice its size.
American Shakespeare Center
As the world’s only replica of Shakespeare’s indoor theater, the Blackfriars Playhouse, the American Shakespeare Center delights audiences at home and abroad with a fresh, energetic approach to Shakespeare.
These are the peoplw who shout "theatre" in a crowded fire. Ampersand is an entirely volunteer organization that engages audiences with the unique and edgy.
Clever by Half Productions
Founded by MBC Shakespeare graduate students, Clever by Half is a traveling theatre that specializes in murder mysteries and dinner theatre.
Imagine That! Theatre
Their mission is to educate and inspire through the arts; to provide an atmosphere that encourages and enables children to appreciate and to participate in all aspects of live theatre, dance, and music while making their program accessible to children of all economic levels.
Oak Grove Theater
Founded by a Mary Baldwin College professor, starring Mary Baldwin College students … more than 50 years old the Oak Grove continues it’s strong connection with MBC every summer. The Grove is a wonderful outdoor theater with a five play season. The summer nights are filled with music, laughter, and drama as the Oak Grove Players display their magic.
The Outsiders, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, ART, just to name a few. ShenanArts brings the big name shows to the community starring some of the greatest in the area.
The Players have been "brining community to theater" for more than 40 years. Located in Waynesboro, WP has a three show season with intermittent dessert theaters.