The Festival Theatre
Built for the 2011 Season, the Castleton Festival Theatre stands in a meadow overlooking the sweeping hills of Rappahannock County. This 650-seat theatre replaced the 250-seat Festival Tent, which housed productions in 2009 and the 400-seat Festival Tent, which housed productions in 2010. The Festival Theatre is fully indoors, air-conditioned, boasts stadium seating with padded chairs and armrests, and houses an orchestra pit that can accommodate up to 90 musicians, nearly the exact size of the Metropolitan Opera pit. This state-of-the-art venue is the home of the mainstage productions of the Castleton Festival, including operas, symphonic concerts, jazz, and bluegrass. The lobby of the Festival Theatre also contains the Castleton Festival Gift Shop and concessions. Parking for the Festival Theatre is immediately outside, on grass with gravel walkways.