Arts Cultural

Arts and Cultural Attractions

Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a non-stop entertainment vacation area located near Central Virginia. Filled with unique theatres, beautiful art galleries and a number of places to enjoy live entertainment, our Virginia Mountain Cabins are located right in the heart of all the fun things to do in Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Staunton, near Wintergreen Resort.

Spend the day exploring Staunton. Stroll through downtown Staunton and browse the charming art galleries and shops. Check out a show at The Blackfriars Playhouse, or the Oak Grove Theatre which is one of the longest running outdoor theatres in Virginia. Filled with beautiful museums, interesting collections, and plenty of history, the R. R. Center for History and Art is a great place to start.

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center is a must-stop for those who enjoy a taste of local artistry in a broad range of forms. Located in historic downtown Waynesboro, the center features works from our area’s talented artisans. SVAC has grown to include more than 250 members and offers 3 galleries with exhibits that change monthly. The Center also hosts workshops and musical performances.  The monthly themed shows bring in ever-changing and captivating works all year long. Located at 126 South Wayne Ave., Waynesboro.  Call (540) 949-7662 for more information.

P. Buckley Moss Museum

The permanent collection of the "People's Artist" Patricia Buckley Moss can be viewed at the P. Buckley Moss Gallery in the center of historic downtown Waynesboro. Visit the gallery at 329 West Main Street, Waynesboro.  For questions or further information please contact P. Buckley Moss Waynesboro Gallery at (540) 949-6473.

The Blackfriars Playhouse

Blackfriars Playhouse is the world's only theatre created as a model of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. Open year round featuring Shakespearean and Renaissance era dramas; this theatre company has been called "shamelessly entertaining" by The Washington Post. Tours are given daily; call 1-877-MUCH-ADO or 540-851-1733 for a show schedule. The box office opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and performance times and dates vary. Adult tickets are $20-$40, children 7-17 pay $14-$28, and seniors receive a generous discount as 65+ ticket prices are $18 to $37, and all major credit cards are accepted. The theatre is wheelchair accessible and features a gift shop and snack bar. Located at 10 South Market Street in Staunton Virginia, The Blackfriars Playhouse is a visitor must see!

Downtown Staunton Art Galleries

Over nine galleries are located within walking distance of one another in downtown Staunton Virginia. Featuring paintings, sculpture, blown glass items, jewelry, photography and more; our fine art galleries are a perfect way to enjoy the lovely downtown region of Staunton. Begin at 35 South New Street, Staunton Virginia, or call 540-332-3971 (The Visitor's Center) for more information.

Lovingston Opry

The Lovingston Opry features live performances of traditional Blue Ridge Mountain music. Most shows at the Opry run from 7pm to 9pm, with special shows running until 10pm. Doors open at 6:15. For tickets, call 434-263-8305.

Oak Grove Theatre

This wonderful outdoor theatre has operated and entertained guests for over 55 years, and continues today in that same tradition. Featuring five different, unique summer shows, Oak Grove Theatre is located in Verona and is just a short drive away from our Virginia Mountain Cabins. Show times vary and the theatre operates from late May through late August. Accepting all major credit cards, Oak Grove Theatre is also wheelchair accessible and features a snack bar for visitors. Call 540-248-5005 for show times and prices, located at 845 Quick's Mill Road, Verona Virginia.

R. R. Smith Center for History and Art

The R. R. Smith Art and History Center is the home of three area non-profit organization dedicated to the arts and history: The Staunton Augusta Art Center, Historic Staunton Foundation, and Augusta County Historical Society. Featuring art and historical exhibits, archives and gallery, the center is open 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Located at 20 South New Street, Staunton VA, call 540-885-2028 for more information.

Wayne Theatre

The newly renovated 1926 Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Waynesboro offers a wide variety of entertainment from music of all genres to kids’ programs, history lectures & science talks, theatrical performances, comedy and much more! Check the schedule at or call the box office at (540) 943-9999.

Sunspots Studios and Glassblowing Studio

At Sunspots Glassblowing Studio visitors can watch in awe as the blowers create beautiful works of art and gifts, and learn about the art of glassblowing. Tour the gallery and stop by the gift shop, with handmade items from our studios. Also, they sell Pandora jewelry and Trollbeads. Open 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday the gallery is open until 9:00 Friday and Saturday during the summer season. All major credit cards are accepted, it is wheelchair accessible, and the studio is located at 202 South Lewis Street, Staunton Virginia. Call 540-885-0678 for more details.

Theatre at Lime Kiln

Located in historic Lexington VA, the Lime Kiln Theatre features classic theatrical performances, exciting live concerts, and various other forms of live entertainment. With performances ranging from Shakespeare to Rolling Stones tribute concerts, there's always something playing at Lime Kiln that is sure to entertain! Call 540-463-7088 for tickets and showtimes.

Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center

Mennonites and Brethren have lived in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for more than 200 years, laboring as farmers and craftsmen. The Heritage Center unveils the unique story and lifestyle of a culture that remained largely invisible to the outside world. The goal of the Heritage Center is to honor the faith-based lifestyle of the Brethren and Mennonites, and their emphasis on pacifism, voluntary service, disaster relief work, and international understanding. While visiting you can see and touch artifacts representing earlier days, attend dramas, films, and musical events, drive through the scenic and historic landscape, and participate in research, lectures, and historical field events. 540-438-1275

Visulite Cinemas

Visulite Cinemas is Staunton's movie theatre. Housed in an historic old movie house, Visulite features stadium seating and rocker chairs. Located at 12 North August Street in Staunton Virginia, call 540-885-9959.

Walton's Mountain Museum

Walton's Mountain Museum tries to give their guests a sense of being with "The Waltons". The creator of "The Waltons", Earl Hamner, grew up in the home across the street. The Museum has replicas of John-Boy's bedroom, Ike Gosdsey's Store, "The Walton's" kitchen, and "The Walton's" livingroom, along with hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorabilia.

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