Flat Rock Playhouse is officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina. They present a stellar line-up of shows since they are a Professional Equity Theatre. It's just 30 minutes from Asheville in the village of Flat Rock near Hendersonville. What began as a few weeks of summer performances in 1940 is now the year-long season of productions including Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and concerts.
The barn-like appearance of the main stage facility is reminiscent of their summer stock beginnings, but today it houses state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. It's located next door to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and one of several key attractions in the Flat Rock/Hendersonville area.
The dress is casual, but bring a sweater or jacket since they keep the theatre cool for the actors. Group discounts are available for 10 or more people. Check out upcoming 2023 Flat Rock Playhouse productions on their website.
Also, check out NC Stage Theatre in downtown Asheville.