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Highlands Playhouse

362 Oak St, Highlands, NC 28741-8413
+1 828-526-2695
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Loved this little theater!!! Nice relaxing afternoon treat!

My husband and I enjoyed a movie in this wonderful little theater today as we celebrated our 50th... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
We have been going here for many years

We love the Highlands Playhouse. They do such a good job every year mixing up the programs for... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Highlands, North Carolina
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The centerpiece for the performing arts, this playhouse features annual productions for the summer crowds.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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362 Oak St, Highlands, NC 28741-8413
+1 828-526-2695
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a movie in this wonderful little theater today as we celebrated our 50th anniversary for 9 days in the Highlands / Cashiers area.We had a wonderful time...enjoyed a movie, popcorn and a coke, and did not have to take out...More

Thank BeckyS1951
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We love the Highlands Playhouse. They do such a good job every year mixing up the programs for everyone's enjoyment. In fairness, my daughter has performed here and was always treated like a professional. The Highlands team does a great job of getting local, up...More

Thank M3703QAchris
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I, and one of our adult daughters, saw a delightful French farce, "Don't Dress for Dinner", with remarkable actors and actresses. The comedy had everyone laughing throughout the convoluted plot line. The acoustics were great and it is an intimate setting. It...More

Thank laniappe
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

During our short visit in the Highlands we were able to watch a musical called the Piano Man at the Highland playhouse. Thoroughly enjoy the show, the actors and actresses were great!! Definitely will go again if in the area!

Thank joe m
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went there to attend a movie and were pleasantly surprised with the comfort and cleanliness. A nice feature for the community!

Thank jelsrtrav
Ginger M, General Manager at Highlands Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thank you for spreading the word about our little theater. We really try to make it a comfy, welcoming place for folks to enjoy top-notch movies and live productions. Please come again.

Reviewed 16 August 2016

We attended Steel Magnolias at the Highlands Play house last weekend. It was wonderful! The theater was in walking distance from our hotel . It was extremely comfortable and had an almost sold out performance with an audience th a t was laughing, crying, and...More

Thank 579ellens
Ginger M, General Manager at Highlands Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 10 September 2015

As a theater performer myself, you never know what you're going to get in a small town summer theater, but I have to say, Highlands Playhouse has the formula down pat. We were in town for a mountain weekend and took the family to their...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We went to see "At the End of the Rainbow". It was about Judy Garland's last days prior to her death. The actors were professional, and very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the play.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 August 2015

enjoyed the recent production and a funny musical done for summer stock. The players are always great and full of energy and the audience appreciated the talent. The venue is wonderful and has been redone with the addition of first run films as well as...More

Thank stephen z
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Saw an awesome Play here during our visit called First Date. A great show if you are looking for something to do.

Thank rebecca T
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We arrive in Highlands on May3 and will be there til May 5...we will be in Cashiers April 30-May3 , but am not sure how long of a drive that is...will a play be showing then?
13 March 2017|
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Response from HighlandsPlayhouse | Property representative |
Hi Becky, It is about 11 miles from the crossroads in Cashiers to the Highlands Playhouse. So it's not far, however our first live theatre production, Cabaret, opens June 22nd. If you find during your visit that you are... More
Laura C
What play and movie will be featured March 4 of this year and what time(s)?
11 January 2017|
Response from HighlandsPlayhouse | Property representative |
Hi Laura, We have our live theatre in the summer months, so the Playhouse will only have movies that week. Movie showtimes should be Fridays - Tuesdays at 2, 5, and 8pm. There is no 8pm showing on Sundays, however. We do... More
Dina S
Are you open sept. 19th - 23rd 2016?
18 June 2016|
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Response from Dina S |
thank you