Performing Arts and Theater in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

The Smoky Mountain performing arts include plays and concerts featuring musical traditions old and new. Native American revival, bluegrass, old-timey, folk, and modern musical artists of all spectra commingle in national and world premiere venues. Smoky Mountain theater and performing arts combine timeless storytelling and state-of-the-art production to bring the mountain stage to life. The burled, illustrious tapestry of the region, fresh visions from up and coming playwrights, and worldly classics all inhabit exciting Smoky Mountain theater. Where else can you end a day of hiking, kayaking, and adventuring with a night at the theater?

FOLKMOOT is comprised of international groups that participate each year and keep us in touch with the identity of their part of the world today. In addition we are being entertained and educated by the exciting dancing and music provided. More than 185 folk groups from over 95 different countries have shared their heritage with Folkmoot enthusiasts.
112 Virginia Avenue Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2997 folkmoot.org Get Directions
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is nestled in the shadow of Cold Mountain in Waynesville, North Carolina, The HART Theatre, founded in 1985, is a semi-professional community theatre showcasing the talents of the people of the region and beyond.
250 Pigeon Street Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6322 harttheatre.com Get Directions
Our dining theater features fabulous food, free films, and a fantastic local draft beer selection. We specialize in pizza, tri-tip, wraps, steaks& plenty of vegetarian options. Love and local ingredients are in our food.
617 West Main Street Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 586-3555 madbatterfoodfilm.com Get Directions
You don't have to travel to the big city to see great acts - come see them at the Peacock, where you're never more than ten rows from the stage! The theater is right off the square in Hayesville. Enjoy live music, community theatre, special events & available rental. The Peacock Performing Arts Center now offers wine for sale at our evening performances, along with soft drinks, bottled water & concessions. Enjoy a glass with friends in the lobby before the show or during intermission.
301 Church Street Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-2787 peacockperformingarts.center Get Directions
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is one ofthe premiere venues for world-class performances and artists in Western NorthCarolina and the surrounding areas. The stunning architecture, technical facilities,and impeccable acoustics attract and maintain the highest professionalstandards for both the audience and the performing arts.This state-of-the-art theater is 40,000 squarefeet and seats 1,500. The theater offers a wide range of shows and eventsaimed at both locals and tourists. It is also home to The Overlook Theatre Company.Other performances range from comedy,children's, country, contemporary Christian,Gospel, folk music, choral festivals,bluegrass, dance, professional dramatroupes, second-run movies, theaterworkshops, and training programs. Thetheater nurtures the development,understanding, and appreciation of the artsthroughout the community and region.The theater is located next door to The FunFactory in the Smokies. For detailed eventschedules and information, or to purchasetickets, call or visit us online.
1028 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-1598 GreatMountainMusic.com Get Directions
A small movie theater and music hall with a memorable, laid-back vibe & jaw-dropping acoustics in downtown Waynesville, NC. The Strand at 38 Main offers an ever-changing mix of first-run movies, independent and classic films, and live music. Movie concessions are available in the store-front lobby facing North Main St, including fresh popcorn, locally-made artisan soda by The Waynesville Soda Jerks, locally made ice cream by The Hop, coffee house drinks (cappuccino, espresso, lattes, etc), craft beer, and more. Open 3pm - 9pm Monday – Thursday, Friday 3pm - midnight, Saturday 10:30am – midnight and on Sundays noon – 9pm.
38 N. Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 283-0079 38main.com Get Directions
This powerful outdoor drama, re-enacts Cherokee history from the first contact with Europeans through the tragic "Trail of Tears". The story, told from a Cherokee perspective by descendents of those who avoided removal is presented nightly except Sundays from June through mid August.
564 Tsali Blvd Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2111 www.cherokeeadventure.com Get Directions