NC Stage Theatre, Downtown Asheville

NC Stage Theatre, Downtown Asheville

For a great date night at the theatre, check out North Carolina Stage Company. The professional equity theatre, located in the heart of downtown Asheville, presents high quality productions in a very intimate theatre (only 125 seats!). They even made the list of the Top 50 Best Small Stage Theaters in America. 

NC Stage is the only professional theatre in Asheville operating on an Actors’ Equity SPT-Tier 4 Contract. Tickets are very affordable! They have tiered seating with Mainstage prices ranging from $16-$40 and Catalyst series prices ranging from $7-$24. There are no ticketing fees when you order online or over the phone. In between its own Mainstage season, they host a diverse lineup of plays, interactive performances, staged readings, comedy, and more.

Since the theatre only has 125 seats, we recommend buying tickets in advance on their Web site.

2019-2020 Season

September 21- October 6, 2019: The Fire of Freedom 
Wed-Sat 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees 2 PM
Additional matinees on Sept 28 & Oct 5 at 2 PM

The story of this significant black leader deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought slavery and injustice, risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought racism in the Union army’s ranks.

October 23 - November 17, 2019 : A Doll’s House: Part 2 
Wed-Sat 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees 2 PM
Additional matinees on Nov 9 & Nov 16 at 2 PM

“…delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality and human rights…as much an ingenious elaboration and deconstruction of A Doll’s House as a sequel…how much, in a century-plus, has life changed for Nora and women like her in a world that often still has firm ideas about where they belong?”

December 4-22, 2019: Handle with Care
Wed-Sat 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees 2 PM
Additional matinees on Dec 14 & Dec 21 at 2 PM

“In this bilingual romantic comedy, circumstances both hilarious and tragic bring together a young Israeli woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man, who has little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident … or is it destiny, generations in the making?”

January 29 - February 23, 2020: Jeeves Saves the Day
Wed-Sat 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees 2 PM
Additional matinees on Feb 15 & Feb 22 at 2 PM

An All New World Premiere! Once again, Bertie finds himself suffering the slings and arrows of misfortune at the hands of his relatives, caught between the magisterial machinations of his fierce Aunt Agatha and the plaintive pleadings of his cousin Egbert. An imperious Sir Roderick Glossup and his daughter add to another priceless predicament calling upon the redoubtable Jeeves to save the day.

March 18 - April 12, 2020: Well
Wed-Sat 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees 2 PM
Additional matinees on April 4 & April 11 at 2 PM

Well is a funny and touching comedy about mothers and daughters, mind over body, social activism and theatre itself. Lisa, the onstage playwright, attempts a memory play about her force-of-nature mother, Ann, who though constantly ill manages to heal a community. The playwright asks the provocative question: “Do we create our own illness?” The answers she gets are much more complicated than she bargained for as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory.

April 29 - May 24, 2020: The Lifespan of a Fact
Wed-Sat 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees 2 PM
Additional matinees on May 16 & May 23 at 2 PM

A determined young fact checker is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author. Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction is about to begin—with undeniably delicious consequences.

Located at 15 Stage Lane, they are steps from a big variety of restaurants and after-theatre hot spots. Box Office operates Monday-Friday from 12 PM - 5 PM (828-239-0263).

Go to their website for a complete calendar of events. Whether it's a Mainstage show or a guest performance, there's something to see nearly every weekend!

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