Welcome to one of the treasures of Western North Carolina. The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, founded in 1985, is a volunteer-based community theatre showcasing the talents of the people of the region. HART, under the leadership of Executive Director Steven Lloyd, has grown into one of the most active theatres in the Southeast, producing a year-round schedule of plays and musicals from its home, The Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House. Opened in 1997, and funded by the support of people throughout the community, HART’s home is a stunning facility constructed in the style of the traditional Summer Stock playhouses of the 1920’s. Architect Joe Sam Queen and builder Pat Burgin used native materials to create a facility that is both grand and informal. Click here for seasonal shows Haywood Arts Regional Theater
Sly Grog Lounge …your local bar!
We are a private club and music venue…..all are welcome to join for a one time membership fee of $1.00
(See below for our membership policies)
HOURS and regular events
Mondays CLOSED (unless there is a show)
Tuesdays 3pm- 9pm
Wednesdays 3pm-2am After 8pm – Electronic Experimental Jam All welcome!
Thursdays- 3pm-2am -(look for shows)
Fridays– 3pm -2am (look for shows)
Saturdays- 3pm- 2am (look for shows)
Sundays- 7pm-2am Open Mic, for any one, musicians, comedians, performance, spoken word etc!!! 7pm
See our up coming music and events schedule for more fun stuff
Our library of cool geeky and eclectic books is here for your perusal or to buy!
Come have a drink with us….. and from 3pm to 7pm you can also shop the over 60 different booths of new, vintage, upcycled clothes, accessories and jewelry, furniture, books, records, mid century coolness, outdoor gear, costume wear and make-up, locally crafted herbal products, hand made candles, plants…and so much more….all in The Downtown Market!
“Girls Rock Asheville is a nonprofit camp dedicated to empowering girls, trans* youth and ladies of all backgrounds and abilities through music education. As mentors, we provide a supportive space to encourage participants to express themselves through performance, positive identity development, musical experimentation, peer collaboration and DIY production.”
Connecting the Arts and Our Community
Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs’ (CESAP) mission is to provide programming and services that serve as a bridge connecting our campus community of students, staff and faculty to our local, state, regional, national and international communities through the arts and non-credit academic programs. REAL Events – Rediscovering Entertainment, Arts & Learning.
The Asheville art scene is booming and we are consistently voted one of the biggest art destinations in the country. Each year, more artist studio tours, events and art shows appear. Here are our favorite annual Asheville art events. Plan your next trip around one of these! Also see more events and festivals in WNC Explore Asheville Events Calendar Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter/Holiday Events
Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, enriches lives through the art of theatre by nurturing talent, inspiring creativity, and encouraging growth.
Founded in 1952 as the Vagabond School of the Drama by the Vagabond Players, this mission builds on the Vagabond legacy of excellence in production, education, life-long learning, and a unique family bond that extends to its community of patrons, supporters, and partners – the Vagabond family spirit. Visit our Website for performance information
MAGNETIC THEATRE is a not-for-profit production company that gives original works and the people who make them a home to share with enthusiastic audiences. We are proud to be the only professional theatre in the southeast (that we know of) dedicated to world premieres, and one of the few in the country.
Join Us for an Unparalleled Experience.
The natural wonders of the North Carolina mountains, like the arts themselves, evoke powerful feelings and uplift the human spirit. Western Carolina University’s Bardo Arts Center channels that emotion and provides a fresh and inspiring venue for world-class performers and artists. Here is the focal point where all of the disciplines of the arts come together to inspire, to engage and to excite audiences and artists alike. Join us for some of the highest caliber performances you’ll ever experience.
The elegant 1,000-seat performance hall, with its finely-tuned acoustics and state-of-the-art lighting system, plays host all year long to a series of arts events by regional, national and international guests. In this setting, you’ll be transformed as the lights go down and the artist takes the stage. Imagine the silence of rapture during a concert, the moments of shared emotion upon a dramatic twist of plot or the post-performance buzz in the lobby. How will the next live performance touch your soul? Click here to plan your visit
OUR VISION: MountainTrue envisions Western North Carolina with thriving communities that are connected to and help sustain a healthy natural environment. To achieve this, MountainTrue will foster and empower advocates throughout the region to be engaged in policy and project advocacy, outreach and education, and on the ground projects. MountainTrue will be known as the region’s best respected and highest impact conservation organization and will be seen as a national model. http://mountaintrue.org/about-us/
Anam Cara Theatre Company aims to produce progressive work that provides audiences and company members alike, with an experience that makes evident the eternal connection of all humanity, in turn promoting social change, and striving for the equality of all people.
We find value in all of the arts and strive to produce an eclectic mix of work that is not exclusive to simply traditional theatre. We often incorporate music and art, as well as the written and spoken word into our productions, creating a unique blend of multiple art forms, achieving a distinctive aesthetic that sets us apart from other theatre companies. Click to go to Anam Cara current schedule
NC Stage Company has been voted best local theatre 8 out of the past 9 years in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll. NC Stage was also recently awarded the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Grant.
Womansong of Asheville directed since 1994 by Debbie Nordeen, co-directed by Althea Gonzalez and Sarah Rubin, founded in 1987 by Linda Metzner, is a seventy-five member community chorus and village of women. We sing together to nurture and uplift ourselves and our community. Womansong.org
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