Performing Arts and Theater in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

John C Campbell Folk School in the nc smoky mountains
John C Campbell Folk School

Old and new musical traditions collide in performing arts. After a day of outdoor adventures like biking or hiking, or indoor excitement like our casinos or extensive shopping, a great way to unwind is to sit back and enjoy a show or performance!

Multitudes of Musical Stylings in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are known for Native American revival, bluegrass, old-timey, folk, and modern musical artists. You can enjoy these artists at national and world premiere venues in the area. Artists old and new, local and touring come to the Smoky Mountains to share their talents with us!

Timeless Storytelling and Masterful Performing Arts

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?

Be sure to make the most of your night on the town by visiting any of our fine dining experiences, too! There’s always something showing that’s perfect for date night or an evening with your family.

Folkmoot USA
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 Get Directions
Peacock Performing Arts Center
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 Get Directions
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
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 Get Directions