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Asheville Symphony Orchestra

Looking for an exciting and enriching entertainment experience in Asheville? The city brims with performing arts events grand and intimate. With an ever-changing roster of shows across Asheville, you’ll have plenty of inspiring options to choose from all year long.

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra, established in 1960, presents seven full orchestra Masterworks concerts per year in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. Each concert features a performance by a guest artist. The Symphony’s programming reflects a desire to present both the old favorites as well as more recent works.

Blue Ridge Orchestra

The Blue Ridge Orchestra is a nonprofit, all-volunteer ensemble dedicated to engaging Western N.C.’s music community in opportunities to perform, listen to and learn about great symphonic music. The BRO, sponsored by Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty, performs in a range of venues across the region, bringing music into the heart of local communities and creating symphonic experiences of unparalleled intimacy.

Performing Arts in AshevilleThe Asheville Ballet

The Asheville Ballet is N.C.’s oldest non-profit regional ballet company. First incorporated in 1963, the ballet has produced both cutting-edge interdisciplinary work and full-length major performances. From “Cinderella,” “Swan Lake” and “Carmen” to “Peter and the Wolf” and “Winnie the Pooh,” there’s a production for every age and interest.

Diana Wortham Theater

Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, Diana Wortham Theatre is a small, 500-seat theatre that brings nationally touring music, dance and theatre performances to our small city. With it's proximity to Pack Square, grabbing a drink and bite to eat before the performance is easy! They also have a unique education program that helps many students, teachers and parents access the performing arts in Asheville.

Asheville Lyric Opera

Asheville Lyric Opera, a professional non-profit opera company, stages original productions of opera and lyric theater to enrich, engage and educate. It offers a variety of theatrical experiences – from Broadway classics to light operatic comedy to classic dramas – at its main performance venue, the Diana Wortham Theatre, in the heart of downtown Asheville.

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre is a non-profit professional dance company created in 1979. As western North Carolina’s first professional modern dance company, ACDT is devoted to local and international work, forging collaborations and partnerships between Asheville artists and dance artists from around the world. Most of the shows are created and premiered in ACDT’s cozy and intimate black-box BeBe Theatre.

Asheville Community TheatreAsheville Community Theatre

For more than six decades, Asheville Community Theatre has been entertaining audiences, making it the oldest continuously operating theater in Asheville and one of the oldest community theaters in the country. It presents performances on its mainstage as well as at 35below, its intimate black-box performance space. The popular Saturdays at ACT program offers high-quality family theater at affordable ticket prices.

The Magnetic Theatre

The Magnetic Theatre, a not-for-profit production company, is the only professional theatre in the Southeast dedicated to world premieres, and one of the few in the country that gives original works and the people who make them a home to share with audiences. Almost all of the more than four dozen plays the theater has debuted since 2009 have been written, directed, designed, performed and staffed by Asheville residents. The theater operates year-round out of Magnetic 375 in the River Arts District.

NC Stage Company

Founded in 2001, the NC Stage Company prides itself in creating theater that is as consequential as it is entertaining.  The company’s dedication to artistic excellence and exploration includes education programming and community engagement. Productions from “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” to “Matt & Ben” promise a varied year-round roster.

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