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 in 2017.
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.
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 Web site for a complete calendar of events. Whether it's a Mainstage show or a guest performance, there's something to see nearly every weekend!
From Don't Dress for Dinner
Mainstage Season (Go to their Web site for more events and plays)
Jeeves Takes a Bow Adapted by Margaret Raether
January 24-February 25, 2018
British upper crust meets the New York mob in the witty play JEEVES TAKES A BOW. Everyone’s favorite hapless hero, Bertie Wooster, embarks on an American adventure armed only with his handsome fortune, his talent for trouble, and his remarkable manservant, Jeeves. In less than a New York minute, Bertie finds himself knee-deep in troubles with vengeful gangsters, chorus girls, and a new Broadway musical.
Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz
March 14-April 8, 2018
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Burden by Ron Bashford and Willie Repoley
April 25-May 20, 2018
What do you gain by lying to yourself? An original play four years in the making, Burden tells the story of a journalist in pursuit of truth and justice, while being unwittingly blind to both. It is a new American play inspired by classic American themes, created by frequent NC Stage collaborators Ron Bashford and Willie Repoley.
Since the theatre only has 125 seats, we recommend buying tickets in advance. Go to their Web site.