Project Description

Allen Elizabethan Theatre


One of America’s oldest Elizabethan theaters, this stage is named for a queen and the glorious age in which Shakespeare wrote. Experience the sweep and majesty of those unforgettable stories of love, tragedy and spiritual transformation beneath a canopy of stars, in the comfort of the Allen Pavilion. Seats 1,190.

Since the construction of the original Elizabethan theatre in 1935 in accordance with the City of Ashland’s 4th of July celebration, there has been a total of three re-constructions.

  • A grand total of 1,190 seats
  • Americas first out-door Elizabethan Theatre
  • Fire devastated the stage in 1940