The Arts at MBC

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

Virginia Theatre Association

Local Theaters

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.

Ampersand Arts

These are the people 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.

Waynesboro Players

The Players have been “bringing community to theater” for more than 40 years. Located in Waynesboro, WP has a three show season with intermittent dessert theaters.