Highlands, NC has one of the best repertory theaters in Western North Carolina. The Highlands Playhouse puts on countless shows throughout the year, using both professional and amateur actors. They stage productions that range from one man shows to full stage productions to the delight of both the local and the tourist alike.
In 1938 a group of dedicated Highlanders presented a version of Kaufman and Connelly’s Dulcy. They put the show on in the local school auditorium. Thus, the Highland Playhouse was born. Over the years they have been under many different artistic directors and have seen many different actors on the stage. They have performed everything from comedies to drams and everything in between. This quaint theater has moved several times over the years but it is now in its own theater, near downtown and within easy walking distance for all of those tourists that enjoy Highlands throughout the year.
The Highlands Playhouse – whose legal name is the Highland Community Theater – is a non-profit organization that is funded by the people of Highlands, by companies in the area and of course by ticket sales to the shows they put on each year. The monies they collect go to pay for the professional actors and actresses they bring in and of course to maintain the theater that they perform in.
Visit the Highlands Playhouse website and see what they have to offer the next time you are in town. Plan your visit around taking in a show. Sit down in an audience with towns people and tourists alike. Especially, if you are in Highlands for a romantic getaway, there i snothing better for a night out with that special someone then to take in a play or live show.
362 Oak Street