Whether you are planning a date night or looking to delve into the arts, there are so many reasons to catch a show at Flat Rock Playhouse. This one-of-a-kind arts center has delivered quality theater to Western North Carolina for over 70 years, and you don’t want to miss this year’s lineup. Read on to find everything you need to plan the perfect night out, and if you are looking for more ways to explore the arts in the Asheville area, download our free Chimney Rock/Lake Lure Vacation Guide! Our guide is full of recommendations on galleries and studios, art classes, entertainment, and more.
Flat Rock Playhouse & What You Need to Know
About Flat Rock Playhouse
The history of Flat Rock Playhouse dates back to the late 1930s. What started as a small group of struggling performers has since become the official state theater of North Carolina. Flat Rock Playhouse has two distinct locations. During your trip, you can look forward to quality theater including classic stories like The Jungle Book and musical tributes such as The Music of Beatles and Eagles. With plenty of year-round productions, Flat Rock Playhouse is a great place to enjoy the arts throughout the four seasons!
Upcoming Performances for 2019
From South Pacific to Country Royalty: A Tribute to Hank Williams, there is a little bit of everything on the 2019 calendar at Flat Rock Playhouse. For a full list of upcoming performances, visit the Flat Rock Playhouse website. With each season, you can always look forward to something new.
Tips for Planning Your Trip
- Purchase your tickets in advance. Visit the theater’s online ticket booth to choose your seats and book your date.
- Dinner and a show is a classic combination. Pair your theater experience with dining at one of the area’s best restaurants. Read our restaurant guide for recommendations!
- Flat Rock Playhouse does not offer dining, but wine, beer, and small concessions are available for purchase.
More Nearby Places to Explore the Arts
If you aren’t able to catch a show at Flat Rock Playhouse, there are a variety of nearby theaters, galleries, and art centers to explore. A few more of our favorite places to enjoy the arts in Western North Carolina are:
- The River Arts District
- Asheville Community Theatre
- The Folk Art Center
- Black Mountain Center for the Arts
- Lexington Glassworks
Remember to download your free vacation guide for more recommendations!
Stay Near It All at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant
Flat Rock Playhouse has two distinct locations, and The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant is only 30 minutes away from both theaters. As you are planning your evening out, remember to pair your theater night with the best dining in the area. Savor a meal from our onsite restaurant, The Esmeralda Restaurant. You can also indulge in gourmet breakfast and spa services during your stay!
When you book any of our beautiful mountain cabins, like our Chimney Rock River Cabin, you can always look forward to warm hospitality, luxurious amenities, and top-notch service. If you are ready to plan your next vacation, check our seasonal specials and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant!