Where do I park?
Check out our Parking and Directions page to find the scoop on parking and a map to guide you to the theatre. Downtown Asheville can be very busy, so be sure to arrive early to find parking.
What time should I arrive?
We suggest that you plan to arrive at the theatre a half hour before curtain. This gives you plenty of time to pick up your tickets, visit the restrooms, and stop by the concessions bar.
What happens if I am late?
Late seating is at the discretion of the House Manager. We will do our best to get you into the theatre quickly. It is not always possible to get to your ticketed seats after a performance has started, but we will make sure you get to your original seats at intermission.
What if I can’t make it at all?
Please note that tickets purchased at the box office, the phone or online are non-refundable. If you need to change your seats or change your show-time, you must visit or call the box office 24 hours prior to the performance. Same day cancellations cannot be refunded or credited towards a different performance. If you have any questions email us at [email protected] or call 828-239-0263.
Is NC Stage ADA Accessible?
Yes. We offer seating for wheelchairs with companion seating. See our Box Office Information page for further details about our accessibility services. If you you need assistance or have special accommodation requests please call the Box Office at (828) 239-0263.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes. NC Stage offers some programming during our season that is designed for youth. For our Mainstage performances, age-appropriateness varies. Please see the ticket page of each production for discretionary content warnings. Feel free to contact us with questions about the suitability of a production.
Can I take pictures?
In order to protect our designers and artists, photography is not permitted inside the theatre. However, we encourage you to take photos with your friends in our lobby. Bonus points if you post it on Facebook!
Do you allow cell phones?
NC Stage is an intimate space in which the use of cell phones, beepers, pagers, etc. are very distracting to performers and other audience members. We will remind you to silence your phones before each performance.
Can I bring food or drink in with me?
You may bring concessions into the theatre with you. We have complementary water in the lobby and water bottles (no glass) are permitted. Please do not bring outside food or drink into the theatre with you, though you may enjoy it in our lobby prior to showtime.
What if I left something behind at the theatre?
Found items will be held at the box office for up to one month. Give us a call at 828-239-0263 to see if we have your item!
Do you have a coat check?
We offer space for patrons to store their coats while they enjoy their time at our theatre.
What should I wear?
Patrons at NC Stage dress in all kinds of attire from cocktail dresses to blue jeans. We encourage you to wear what makes you comfortable. We promise you won’t feel out of place.
How can I learn more about the show before I attend?
Can I bring my pets?
NC Stage is happy to accommodate service animals at the theatre. For the safety and enjoyment of other patrons, we do require that service dogs have proper identification.
Where can I eat dinner before the show?
Zambra: Voted the most romantic restaurant in Asheville and just a few steps from our door, if you are in the mood for great Tapas, check out Zambra. Check out the menu and make reservations here.
Early Girl Eatery: Interested in a meal that is uniquely Asheville? Early Girl’s spin on Southern Cuisine is only a block away from the stage. Check out the menu here. Go early to make sure you get a table.
Isa’s Bistro: Located just across the street at One Haywood Park, be sure to try Isa’s located in the Haywood Park Hotel. Check out the menu and make reservations here.
Where can I stay in Asheville for the night?
Hotel Indigo: Urban Soul meets Southern Charm at Hotel Indigo, located steps from North Carolina Stage Company. Get more information and make reservations here.
Asheville Renaissance Downtown: Comfortable and Convenient, Asheville Renaissance Downtown is a perfect choice year-round. Get more information and make reservations here.
Aloft Hotel: The downtown hotel with a view, Aloft Hotel is a trendy stay at the heart of downtown. Get more information and make reservations here.
The Grove Park Inn: Western North Carolina’s Living Room since 1913, The Grove Park Inn boasts views of Historic Biltmore. Get more information and make reservations here.
For alternative hotels in Asheville, check out HotelsCombined.com.
I have a question you haven’t answered yet.
Give us a call at the theatre (828) 239-0263. We are always happy to help!