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Blackfriars Playhouse The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theater.  Open year-round for performances of Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, called “shamelessly entertaining” by the Washington Post.  Playhouse tours daily. Hours:  box office open 9:30 am-6:00 pm M-Sa, performance and tour hours vary Fees:  Adults $20-$40, children 7-17 $14-$28, seniors 65+ $18-$37 Credit cards accepted, wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, gift shop, snack bar 1-877-MUCH-ADO;
540-851-1733

10 S. Market St.
Staunton
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Art Galleries of Staunton Downtown Staunton boasts nine fine art galleries located within walking distance of one another. The galleries feature paintings, sculpture, blown glass, jewelry, photography and more.   540-332-3971
c/o Staunton Visitors Center
35 S. New St.
Staunton

 

 

CenterStage! is the Staunton community’s performing arts series presenting international professional artists in concert. Founded in 1978, CenterStage! has brought more than 150 music, dance and theater events, representing over twenty countries, to the Staunton stage. Your ubscription to this concert series also includes concerts in Waynesboro and Culpeper. Offering a family-friendly series of five events each season, the programs include a wide variety of classical, jazz, folk and ethnic music and dance. As examples, the instrumental performers have ranged from The Shanghai String Quartet to the Glenn Miller Orchestra to the New John Philip Sousa Band to the Dukes of Dixieland. The varied vocal artists have included The Russian State Chorus, The Swingle Singers and The New Christy Minstrels. Dance programs have included classical and contemporary ballet, jazz and ethnic/folk companies.
Visit us at www.centerstagestaunton.org for the latest series information.
540-886-2825
P.O. Box 1061
Staunton
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Dixie Theater 4 plex historic movie house showing sub-run and first-run movies; family atmosphere Hours:  4:00 pm-11:00 pm M-F, 2:00 pm-11:00 pm Sa and Su Fees:  Adult $6, children 4-12 $5, seniors 60+ $5 Wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, snack bar 540-885-8445
125 E. Beverley St.
Staunton
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Handcrafted in Staunton, Augusta Co. & Waynesboro

Artists have always drawn inspiration from the magnificence of the Shenandoah Valley landscape. In Augusta County, they weave their love of the land with the independent, bold spirit that is our region’s cultural legacy.

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The Heifetz International Music Institute is an intense six-week musical experience for advanced students of violin, viola, and cello. Designed to develop the expressive potential of every performer while encouraging technical growth, the program includes a rigorous schedule of lessons, practicing, solo performance, chamber music, and classes in Heifetz Performance and Communication Training©.  Performances June through August.

410-480-8007
230 East Frederick Street

Staunton

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Oak Grove Theater 55 years under the oaks and still growing.  Oak Grove Theater is a wonderful outdoor theater. Season subscribers will enjoy five shows all summer long.  Hours:  various, late May through late August Fees:  Season tickets $45 per season, at the gate $15 for visitors (subject to availability) Credit cards accepted, wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, snack bar 540-248-5005
845 Quick’s Mill Rd.
Verona
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P Buckley Moss   800-343-8643;
540-949-6473

329 West Main Street
Waynesboro
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Red Brick District Staunton has a rich history of arts and culture going back to its days as a nineteenth-century rail junction and a center for travelers to stop over and enjoy opera, vaudeville, and rollicking nightlife. That tradition lives on today in the Red Brick District.We invite you to be entertained and surprised, moved and amazed, and inspired and touched by Staunton’s arts and culture offerings. Staunton
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The Steel Wheels present the Red Wing Roots Music Festival, sponsored by Blue Mountain Brewery and WNRN, on Friday through Sunday, July 12, 13 and 14 at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, VA, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  The family-friendly festival features 40 bands on 4 stages, community dances and kids' activities.  Hosted by the popular Virginia-based acoustic band, The Steel Wheels, this year's headliners also include The Del McCoury Band, Tim O'Brien, The Sam Bush Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, JD McPherson, The Claire Lynch Band, Eilen Jewell, John Jorgenson Quintet, The Duhks, Yarn, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Pokey LaFarge and Gregory Alan Isakov.  Tickets and information can be found at www.redwingroots.com.

Natural Chimneys Park

Mt. Solon, VA
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RR Smith Center Headquarters to three non-profit organizations – Staunton Augusta Art Center, Historic Staunton Foundation and Augusta County Historical Society.  Includes exhibition and retail art galleries, history gallery and research archives, preservation resource center and the T.J. Collins and Sons Architectural Drawing archive. Hours: Galleries open 10:00 am-5:00 pm M-F, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Sa, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Su Fees:  Free Credit cards accepted, wheelchair accessible, public restrooms 540-885-2028
20 South New St.
Staunton
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ShenanArts is a non-profit theatre whose mission continues to be using theatre to build bridges within the community. Producing plays for all generations. 540-712-0001

300 Churchville Ave

Staunton
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Staunton Augusta Art Center Changing art gallery exhibitions and sales.  Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill Park every Memorial Day weekend, Summer Studio Art classes. Hours:  10:00 am-5:00 pm M-F, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Sa, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Su Fees:  Free Credit cards accepted, public restrooms, wheelchair accessible. 540-885-2028
20 S. New St.
Staunton
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The Staunton Music Guild exists to support the performance and growth of music, regardless of genre.  Visit this site to see events, read artist bios and find venues where music is performed. Website

 

 

Staunton Music Festival

Features world-renowned artists in Baroque, Classical and Romantic music performance.

The annual August Summer Festival is broad-ranging in scope and innovative is its performance of chamber instrumental and vocal works including a fully-staged Baroque opera, Gala, Premieres by Virginia composers-in-residence as well as talented Emerging Composers, Master Classes featuring Young Artists, Outreach Concerts, and more.

Each September, the Staunton Music Festival (in cooperation with the Office of International Programs at James Madison University) offers a weekend-long celebration of the music of another country.  The 2008 season features the music traditions of China and Western music reflections upon that tradition.

Additional chamber music and solo harpsichord concerts are scheduled throughout the year.

Details and ticketing are available at: www.stauntonmusicfestival.com
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See live glassblowing daily. Shop our gallery of copper and art glass gifts made in our studios. Blow your own glass ornament Friday thru Sunday until 4pm - reservations are recommended. Pandora Jewelry, Maruca Handbags and other American-made accessories. Handmade art glass & silver jewelry. Hours: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

M-Sa, 11:30 am-5:00 pm Su. Glassblowing until 4:00 pm. Fees: Free. Credit cards accepted, wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, gift shop.

540-885-0678
202 S. Lewis St.
Staunton
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Visulite Cinemas Historic restored movie house showing first-run movies; stadium seating with plush rocker-back chairs Hours:  3:00 pm-11:00 pm M-Th, 1:00 pm-11:00 pm F-Su Fees:  adults $8, student $6.25, seniors 60+ $6.25 Credit cards accepted, wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, snack bar, WiFi 540-885-9959
12 N. Augusta St.
Staunton
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