Highlands Playhouse

Categories: Entertainment


  • 75th Diamond Anniversary - A Musical Season of Love and Laughter
  • Special events & promotions
  • Children's musical theatre & dance summer camps
  • Professional actors & season subscriptions available
  • The 75th season is a toe-tapping season full of familiar songs & full-bellied laughs

From the Owner

Highlands Playhouse is the second oldest theatre in North Carolina and considered one of the jewels of the community. Our “living theatre” came to Highlands 75 years ago to serve as a gathering place for all who love live entertainment, served up by professional actors and other performers who make it their passion. In the summer of 1938, a group of Highlanders presented a play for one performance in the Playhouse building. The theatre itself was built in 1931 as an auditorium for the Highlands School. When the present Highlands School was opened in 1952, the Town of Highlands acquired the auditorium building. Every summer since 1938, with the exception of two years during World War II, there has been a season of plays here at the Playhouse.

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35.0533977, -83.1976083
Contact Info
362 Oak Street
Highlands, NC 28741 
Macon County
Hours of Operation
Box Office:
Tues - Sat, 10am-5pm & 7-8pm
Sunday, 1-2pm
Tues - Sat - 8pm Showtime
Sunday - 2pm Showtime