An Outstanding Summer Event in Staunton, VA, Presented by the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse

With fantastic restaurants, historic sites, and museums, it’s easy for visitors to Staunton, VA, to find an impressive array of things to do. As you plan your trip, be sure to purchase your tickets to see Shakespeare Under-the-Stars. This production is being brought to The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center by the award-winning theater and music venue; American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse. 

As the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, Blackfriar’s Playhouse presents shameless entertaining productions. This summer, we’re honored to be bringing the playhouse to our guests. Join us on our picturesque lawn for outdoor performances of Twelfth Night and Othello. This is part of the American Shakespeare Center’s Summer 2020 SafeStart Season. These shows are a unique and entertaining experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

Evening Play at The Blackburn Inn

Attend as a VIP

Please note that this is a ticketed event – guests must secure tickets in advance via our Shakespeare VIP Package, or directly through the American Shakespeare Center.

Enjoy your evening like the VIP you know you are with our Shakespeare Under-the-Stars VIP Package. This exclusive package includes one overnight stay at The Blackburn Inn (based on double occupancy), a reserved space (up to 4 people) on our lawn for the performance, and The Shakespeare Picnic Basket - perfect for dinner on our lawn before the performance. Parking and Continental Breakfast are also included. Go ahead—eat, drink, and enjoy the show!

Reserve Your Spot with Our VIP Package

 

Shakespeare Under the Stars at The Blackburn Inn
Audience Social Distanced on Lawn

Dates for Events:

Doors will open 2 hours before performance

  • Saturday, July 25: Twelfth Night at 7 pm (Sold Out)
  • Sunday, July 26: Twelfth Night at 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 1: Twelfth Night at 7 pm (Sold Out)
  • Thursday, August 6: OTHELLO at 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 8: OTHELLO at 7 pm
  • Thursday, August 13: Twelfth Night at 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 15: Twelfth Night at 7 pm (Opening Night) (Sold Out)
  • Thursday, August 20: Othello at 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 22: Othello at 7 pm
  • Thursday, August 27: Twelfth Night at 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 29: Twelfth Night at 7 pm (Sold Out)
  • Thursday, September 3: Othello at 7 pm
  • Saturday, September 5: Twelfth Night at 7 pm (Sold Out)
  • Sunday, September 6: Twelfth Night at 7 pm (LABOR DAY)
  • Saturday, September 12: Twelfth Night at 7 pm (Sold Out)
  • Saturday, September 19: Othello at 7 pm (Sold Out)
  • Saturday, September 26: Twelfth Night at 7 pm (Sold Out)

 

Learn More About Twelfth Night

Learn More About Othello

Stay at Our Historic Inn


When you stay at The Blackburn Inn, you’ll enjoy an amazing night’s rest in a  breathtaking remodeled historic building. Our convenient location keeps you close to the city’s beautiful downtown area, the Shenandoah Valley, and nearby parks and attractions. Pick the perfect night for you to enjoy a performance by the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse and reserve your room. It’s hands-down one of the best summer events in Staunton, VA, this season! 

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