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.

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!

NC Stage Theatre, Asheville
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Mainstage Season (Go to their Web site for more events and plays)

September 19-30, 2018: DAR HE: The Story of Emmett Till
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM
In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand — a world of thick color lines, of hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos.

October 10-November 4, 2018: FROST/NIXON
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM
Additional Saturday Matinees on October 27 and November 3
British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughingstock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon.

November 28-December 16, 2018: Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It’s A Wonderful Life
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM
Additional Saturday Matinees on December 1 and 8, 2018
This fresh adaptation of the film is set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre, which is struggling to stay on the air one snowy winter’s night. The professional voice actors are unable to get to the studio, but the show must go on—and so a small but intrepid band of employees manages to create the story’s dozens of characters and scenes using just their voices and some everyday household items for sound effects.

December 12-30, 2018: The Twelve Dates of Christmas
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM
Additional Saturday Matinees on December 22 and 29, 2018
After seeing her fiancé on TV kissing another woman at the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary’s life falls apart — just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where “romance” ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. It seems nothing can help Mary’s growing cynicism, until the charm and innocence of a five-year-old boy unexpectedly brings a new outlook on life and love.

January 23-February 17, 2019: Jeeves at Sea
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM
Additional Saturday Matinees on February 9 and 16, 2019
Set sail for laughter as Bertie Wooster revels in life aboard the Vanderley yacht. Bertie is the pampered guest of the lively Lady Stella (very fetching profile), accompanied, as always, by his peerless valet, Jeeves. If only Bertie’s pal Crumpet hadn’t assaulted a prince. In the blink of an eye, Bertie is masquerading as a romance novelist, Crumpet’s posing as his own long-lost twin, and a sinister foreign count is challenging Bertie to a duel.

March 13-April 7, 2019: Silent Sky
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM
Additional Saturday Matinees on March 30 and April 6, 2019
The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. When Henrietta begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

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

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