Rappahannock’s a place to observe more than the seasons of nature — there are seasons year-round of music, theater and other performances, from the intimate Theatre at Washington and RAAC Community Theatre to the Castleton Festival’s summer opera and classical music festival and year-round performances at Castleton Theatre House. Rappahannock is also home to talented performers you’ll often find performing at live music venues around the county.
Castleton Festival was developed as a training ground for tomorrow’s stars and presents recitals, chamber music, jazz, world music, theatre, symphonic concerts, bluegrass, opera and dance. Artists, singers, musicians, conductors, designers, directors, and stage technicians create and produce world-class performances for onsite and online audiences.
Theatre & Movies
On Gay Street in the center of Washington, the Little Washington Theatre presents musical and dramatic productions, many for just one performance. In addition, RAAC presents films and community events there from time to time. Excellent acoustics and an intimate atmosphere make it possible to attract professional performers and appreciative audiences. Check out the current season.
RAAC’s talented community of actors, directors, artists and technicians produces live theater productions and periodically presents workshops, improv sessions and even theater camps for those who wish to learn more about acting, directing, lighting, sound, set design and make-up.
Gray Ghost Vineyards, Magnolia Vineyards and Narmada Winery in Amissville, Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill, Quievremont Winery in Washington and Central Coffee Roasters and Headmaster’s Pub in Sperryville often host live music on weekends. In 2019, the First John Jackson Blues Festival was held in Woodville. Check the calendar for coming events.
Readings & Talks
Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) sponsors a variety of readings, talks and story-telling.
310 Gay Street
Washington, VA 22747 USA