Parkway Playhouse

Main Stage 2019

Inspire, educate, entertain.

Parkway Playhouse dazzles and charms audiences with six new plays between May and October. In addition to their main stage productions, Parkway Playhouse also offers theatrical training and educational opportunities for young people interested in developing dramatic and comedic skills.

Theatre Since 1947

The actors at Parkway Playhouse are professionals who work in regional stage and screen productions, along with a troupe of talented, trained actors who do it for the love of the stage. Throughout the season the cast performs musicals, comedies, dramas, and very often, combine all three in the same play. Season flex passes make it easy and affordable to see several amazing productions each year. The Playhouse first opened in 1947, and has been home to generations of actors and theatre lovers.

Box Office Open

Thursday to Saturday 1-5pm
And 1 hour before showtime
Phone (828) 682-4285

Parkway Playhouse Junior

Parkway Playhouse Junior is a theatre arts education program for students preschool thru high school. Instructors encourage young performers to reflect on the world in inventive ways through movement, song, props, and all aspects of theatre, including collaboration skills, confidence, and creativity. Parkway Playhouse photos by Britt Kaufmann

Parkway Playhouse is committed to providing arts education programs tailored to specific ages and experience levels, including summer camp programs.


Parkway Playhouse has been entertaining crowds for more than 70 years. More recently they’ve created the Parkway Players, a Readers Theatre group made up of local seniors.

Burnsville & Yancey County