We have extraordinary access (in normal times) to good live performances for a rural area. Due to Covid-19 none of these are functioning normally, but some have virtual performances, and some activities have continued with precautions including severely reduced seating, and requiring reservations.
The Wayne Theater: A 1926 vaudeville/movie house in downtown Waynesboro, fully restored and reopened in 2016 as a vital multi-use theater that gets national tours of musical groups and comedians, as well as hosting an excellent local theater group, movies, and lectures. Occasional live performances with restricted seating during covid.
American Shakespeare Center: In Staunton. “Recovering the joy and accessibility of Elizabethan theatre at the Blackfriars Playhouse – the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre.” An astonishing ensemble of actors, nationally recognized.
Heifetz International Music Institute: at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton. “Dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world.” Holds concerts.
Staunton Music Festival: Next planned August 14-23 2021. Twice-daily performances of classical music at various venues in Staunton.
ShenanArts: Staunton community theater
Barren Ridge Vineyards: Live @ Barren Ridge hosts local music groups in their Sunset Saturdays series. Still happening during covid with seating restrictions.