The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown is the smaller of the two Playhouses.
The larger Mainstage is located in Flat Rock just a few miles south of Hendersonville.
During their nine-month season both playhouses offer a broad range of plays from Broadway musicals to comedy, drama and theater for young audiences.
The Flat Rock Playhouse in Downtown Hendersonville belongs to the Flat Rock Playhouse (Mainstage) in Flat Rock a few miles south of Hendersonville.
The Flat Rock Playhouse sports a nine-month season of plays ranging from Broadway musicals like Gypsy to comedy, drama and theater for young audiences.
Most performances run two hours with a short 15-minute intermission. The concession stand offers light refreshments including wine and beer.
Officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina, the Flat Rock Playhouse in Flat Rock has its origin in a couple of struggling performers, who organized themselves as the Vagabond Players in 1937 and performed in a variety of places.
After World War II the Vagabond Players came back to the region and opened the Lake Summit Playhouse nearby. The Playhouse was so successful over the years that they needed a larger more permanent facility which in 1952 they found in Flat Rock located a short distance south of Hendersonville.
The playhouse grew with the region and in 1961 the General Assembly of North Carolina designated the Flat Rock Playhouse The State Theatre of North Carolina.
All plays are indoors.
The Flat Rock Playhouse offers a wide range of plays from Broadway musicals, comedy, drama and theater for young audiences.
The Flat Rock Playhouse is wheelchair accessible.
Please call ahead for arrangements.
Snacks can be purchased before the play begins or during the 15-minute intermission.