Mountain Theatre Company

Highlands, NC

Mountain Theatre Company, one of North Carolina’s oldest theatre companies, is the legacy of early forward-thinking families of Highlands. They sought to bring the art of theatre to our small mountain town during the height of The Great Depression. Today, with the expanded, year-round population, Mountain Theatre Company produces live professional theatrical productions throughout the year. In 2023, Mountain Theatre Company became the resident professional theatre company at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. Mountain Theatre Company is a significant contributor to the local economy and the arts in Western North Carolina.

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Both professional and community theater keep playgoers entertained while music festivals, Chamber music and bluegrass music can also be enjoyed year-round. Highlands NC and Cashiers NC has always attracted visual artists thanks to the luxuriant setting, and the number of fine art galleries encourage collectors to make frequent forays. There are writers’ groups, lectures and classes of all types.


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