Jane Austen was a keen theater-goer when visiting her brother in London. She saw plays starring celebrated actors in famous theaters, critiqued their performances, or admired them. Sometimes, she complained that she had difficulty getting the best tickets and wrote of her experiences in her letters to her sister, Cassandra. In her novel Mansfield Park, she described amateur country house rehearsals of a play that had been popular in London. This class surveys her fascinating and intriguing experiences at the theater and also puts performers and audiences into the context of England’s Regency era in which Jane Austen lived.