What’s Happening

What’s happening at Flat Rock Playhouse in 2021?

Hello! Thank you for your interest in Flat Rock Playhouse.  Regrettably, Flat Rock Playhouse had to postpone their 2020 season due to the impacts of COVID-19 in order to preserve the long-term health of the Playhouse.  As we begin 2021, NC government-mandated limitations on large gatherings are still in effect, and union guidelines for when actors can return to work remain unclear.  With no clear path to opening in the near term, the Playhouse remains closed. Please continue to check the website for updated information.  Meanwhile please visit this link for information on Studio 52 classes (CLICK HERE FOR STUDIO 52) and this link for information on our Rock Solid Campaign. (CLICK HERE FOR ROCK SOLID) 

Who can I call at the Playhouse?

Watch the website for an announcement on when the Box Office will reopen fulltime. In the meantime, …

How can I find out what’s happening at the Playhouse?

We’re sending out the “Rock Out Newsletter” every Friday that includes updates on all things FRP. We’ll also stay active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) and on the FRP website (flatrockplayhouse.org). To sign up for our Newsletter, please visit our website and scroll to the very bottom of our homepage. In yellow, you will see the words, “Subscribe to our Newsletter” that will take you directly to the sign up.

How are other theatres handling this ongoing situation?

Literally hundreds of performance organizations, from Brevard Music Center to the Peace Center locally, and regional professional theatres around the country, announced performance cancelations and postponed their 2020 seasons.  Many of them remain on standby for a reopening sometime in 2021.  Sadly, we are not alone by any means.

Where is Flat Rock Playhouse?

  • Our 500 seat Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, NC.  Flat Rock Playhouse is located about half an hour south of Asheville, 30 minutes north of Greenville.

What are your Box Office Hours?

  • During the season, our Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM. On performance days, the Box Office will open 2 hours before curtain. Effective 2021, our Box Office is open Monday – Thursday from 10 AM – 5 PM until further notice. For more information, please email us at Info@flatrockplayhouse.org. 

Are all of your shows family friendly?

  • We bring a wide variety of exciting and magical productions to the stage for you here at the Playhouse. The themes and age appropriateness of each one varies by production. For specific information regarding the content of a given production, please call our Box Office at 828-693-0731.

 Are discounts available?

  • Yes! We offer discounts for groups, students and children. For more information about these or other special packages we offer, please contact the Box office at 828-693-0731.

Can my tickets be refunded?

  • No, all sales are final. If you cannot attend a performance and wish to donate your tickets back to the theatre, please call the box office at 828-693-0731 in advance of your performance date. You don't even have to bring the tickets to us! We will happily accept the tickets for resale and give you a tax receipt and our heartfelt thanks for your donation.

Does Flat Rock Playhouse offer any hearing aid options?

  • We certainly do!  We are proud to be able to offer a state-of-the-art system where people with hearing loss can enjoy their theatre experience as clearly as anyone else. Our Hearing Loop system provides wireless hearing aids, delivering clear, customized sound from inside your ears. We offer this service free of charge for our patrons. For more information CLICK HERE.

Are there dining facilities at Flat Rock Playhouse?

  • Yes, there are! Located in the Otto Courtyard we have a full concession shop which serves snacks, refreshments and alcoholic beverages. For full sit-down meals, check out the excellent options in downtown Flat Rock, just a few minutes’ walk from the theatre!

Is there parking at Flat Rock Playhouse?

  • We have lots of parking right at the theatre that we offer to our patrons for free! Upon entering the theatre grounds for a show, you will be greeted and directed by our dedicated team of parking staff. Handicapped and VIP parking is available for patrons with appropriate passes. All parking areas are first come, first serve, so we recommend arriving early to secure a prime spot.

What is the dress code for Flat Rock Playhouse?

  • We welcome a range of attire choices. Dress is generally casual but feel free to dress up fancy if you feel inclined! You certainly won’t be the only one. We recommend bringing a sweater or a jacket as we keep the theater cool for the comfort of all present.

Can I purchase tickets online?

  • Yes, individual tickets can be purchased for all of our shows HERE.  For large group tickets, season subscriptions, flex packages or special events, please contact our Box Office at 828-693-0731.

Where can I locate a seating chart?

  • Our mainstage theatre seating chart is provided for you HERE for easy reference.

How will I get the tickets I purchased?

  • After purchasing your tickets, they will be reserved for you under your last name at the Box Office. You are able to pick them up from any time prior to the show during regular Box Office hours. If you’d like us to mail your tickets to you, we are happy to do so for a small fee. Please let us know at the time of purchase and we will arrange the delivery.

How might one apply for job at Flat Rock Playhouse?

  • Actors: Flat Rock Playhouse operates under an Actors’ Equity Association C.O.R.S.T. – Z contract. Annual auditions are held in New York, the South Eastern Theatre Conference, and the Western Carolina Theatre League Unified auditions. Submit headshot and resume Casting@Flatrockplayhouse.org.

  • Local Actors: Will be seen in Flat Rock typically in January or February. Contact Casting@Flatrockplayhouse.org for more information and stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for details and opportunities.

  • Directors/Choreographers:  Artistic positions are filled appropriate to the needs of each season.  Submit headshot and resume electronically to Lisa K. Bryant, Artistic Director.  Lisa@Flatrockplayhouse.org 

  • Designers/Technicians:  Design and technical positions are advertised through ArtSearch, Off Stage Jobs and other Internet based sites. Seasonal, year round and intern positions are posted as openings occur in the scenic, lighting, sound, costume and properties departments. Contracts range from single show job-in to partial or full season. Send your information electronically to Adam Goodrum, Production Manager.  Adam@Flatrockplayhouse.org

  • Administrative positions: Posted on an as needed basis.

How does one become a volunteer for Flat Rock Playhouse?

  • We love volunteers and are blessed with an amazing group who support us and the arts community year after year! If you are interested in working with our Master Gardeners, please email Tamsin Alpress at Tallpress@Tamsinandcooke.com. If you are interested in working with our volunteer guild, Supporting Players, please email Karolyn Killian volunteer@flatrockplayhouse.org