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HART Haywood Arts Regional Theater

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


JOHN W. BARDO FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CULLOWEE

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


NORTH CAROLINA STAGE COMPANY

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.

North Carolina Stage Company is a professional theatre in downtown Asheville, North Carolina working with members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, under a Small Professional Theatre Tier 4 Contract.

As a non-profit, professional theatre, North Carolina Stage Company depends on contributions to support our programs. We are a professional theatre in downtown Asehville producing award-winning plays since 2002.  click here for our website

 


The Orange Peel

ORANGE PEEL

The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club of Asheville, North Carolina was voted one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 5 Rock Clubs in the country. Asheville’s premier downtown live music club is a smoke free facility that features a state of the art sound and lighting system. Musical acts appearing on stage have included Bob Dylan, The Flaming Lips, Ben Harper, Blondie, Spoon, Sonic Youth, My Morning Jacket, Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire and many more. Our warm atmosphere and beautiful facilities are also ideal for private parties and events of all kinds. Click here to access our online calendar of events. Please feel free to Contact the Orange Peel with questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Peel! www.theorangepeel.net


PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE – Yancey County

Locally Grown North Carolina Theatre, the Parkway Playhouse

People tend think that all theatre in America aspires to be Broadway.  At the Parkway Playhouse, we simply aspire to be, well? the Parkway Playhouse. Broadway and The West End, are wonderful in their own ways.  But after 66 years and counting, so is the Parkway Playhouse.  Our work has its roots in this region and celebrates the diversity, history, and unique lifestyle that can only be found right here; much like our friends in New York LOVE plays and musicals that reflect the experience of being a New Yorker. Much of our work is created, conceived, and performed by regionally based artists; hence, our tag line of Locally Grown North Carolina Theatre.

 


LIVEWIRE – Performing Arts Asheville

Asheville’s artists and entertainers shape the soul of this community. Our stage is expansive, spilling out the stage doors and onto sidewalks, into verdant parks and summer meadows, and large enough to accommodate a regular cast of all ages all year long. No matter what sparks your interest—be it Shakespeare or Sketch Comedy, Gershwin or Garage Rock, Ballet or Bluegrass—our spotlights and streetlamps will ignite your passion no matter what form it takes. There’s a show about to start. Discover the power of performance. Let LiveWire light the way.

Find out who’s playing and what’s playing where and when at LiveWire,Asheville’s source for performing arts schedules and information.  Click here for performing arts schedule and times

 


Girls Rock Asheville is now an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization!

Our Mission

“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.” 


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ANAM CARA Theatre Company

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


DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE at Pack Place

Diana Wortham Theatre – downtown Asheville

In the heart of the Pack Square Cultural District is the city’s finest theatre, the Diana Wortham Theatre: an intimate 500 seat theatre inside the Pack Place complex, with convenient off-street parking and numerous downtown restaurants within a block of the theatre. Diana Wortham Theatre offers live performances of music, theatre and dance throughout the year by nationally touring artists (the Mainstage Series) as well as a wide array of performances by professional and avocational regional arts groups. Diana Wortham Theatre


WOMANSONG of Asheville

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


Pan Harmonia – Season 15 Sonata Series

Pan Harmonia – Season 15

Local – Authentic – World-Class Chamber Music

Where sounds of the world embrace

A Special Homecoming for Pan Harmonia’s Sonata Series
Pan Harmonia co-founder and cellist Liz Austin returns to Asheville to reunite with musical friends and colleagues on March’s Sonata Series concert. Coming all the way from Albuquerque, NM, Liz will be joining flutist Kate Steinbeck and pianist Fabio Parrini in Felix Mendelssohn’s epic and fiery Trio No. 1 in d minor, as well as performing English composer William Hurlstone’s sublimely beautiful and romantic Sonata for Cello and Piano. Also on the program, will be Philippe Gaubert’s lyrical Sonata No. 1 for flute and piano.


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