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We're getting ready for our 2022 Season and we want to make everything as clean and safe as we can!

While we love “Singing in the Rain” we prefer not to do it during every one of our performances.  Our space has been in need of a new roof for many years.  This is to provide the safety and comfort of our patrons and actors.  A new roof will keep us dry and warm for years to come.

And of course we love long lines at our box office, but we don’t enjoy them during our 15 minute intermissions in the restrooms.  Our plumbing is as old as our wonderful building and it needs to be repaired before we open for the season in 2022.  We want to upgrade to real commercial fixtures that will keep that line moving.

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COME PLAY YOUR PART

There is so much you can do from ushering, concessions, marketing, fundraising, community events, box-office , wardrobe, lighting, props scenery building, painting, production and much more.

Holiday Double Cheer – DECEMBER 2 – 18

HOLIDAY DOUBLE CHEER DECEMBER 2 – 18 Book and Lyrics by Jim Christian Music by Kenneth Plain Directed by Beth Norris FIVE CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS It’s 1954, and five best friends – all named Carol – as they prepare for their annual holiday performance at the local high school on Christmas Eve. .JINGLEJACKS Four Canadian lumberjacks, isolated in a cabin, are living out their dreams of becoming internet sensations with their Christmas webcast featuring favorite holiday songs sung in the style of barbershop, classical, hip-hop, smooth jazz, rap, glee club, rock, and many more. Showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 3 pm

Hendersonville Theatre Announces 2023 Season

Hendersonville Theatre announces its 56th season of entertainment hand-selected for its intimate venue. Information about our season tickets, flex passes, 2023 shows, and more.

MASTER SONGWRITERS IN CONCERT – presented by B² Realty | NOVEMBER 19TH

This intimate concert showcasing 4 local, gifted songwriters taking turns telling the stories behind their songs and then performing them for the audience. This one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Hendersonville Theatre’s projector fund to raise money to bring film to downtown Hendersonville. Featuring area songwriters: David Childers, Carson Sloan, Josh, and Steve Durose.

A SALUTE TO VETERANS – HENDERSONVILLE SWING BAND | NOVEMBER 11TH

The Hendersonville Swing Band, under the direction of trombonist Jerry Zink, plays music of the Big Band era of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. The band is primarily a rehearsal band made up of a group of 17 musicians who get together to play this music for their own enjoyment. Nearly all the members of the band are retirees. At present, the band has members from Henderson, Transylvania, Haywood and Buncombe counties. This is the band’s first and only Veterans Day Concert.

2023 Season Reveal | SEPTEMBER 15th

We personally invite you to be the first to hear about our 2023 season at Rhythm & Brews next week! Visit our table, enter our drawing for a chance to win free tickets, find out about volunteer opportunities, upcoming auditions, and so much more while you are enjoying the concert.

OUR 2022 SEASON

SEASON TICKETS

ON SALE NOVEMBER 25, 2021

Because we know that everyone’s schedules are different, Hendersonville Theatre offers two excellent Season Ticket packages that will get you the best seats in the house and save you money.

DONATE

We couldn’t make the magic happen without you. By donating to the theatre, you can make a REAL IMPACT and your investment goes directly to production and administrative costs.

SEASON AUDITIONS

JANUARY 8 & 9, 2022
We will be having auditions for the Nunsense Jamboree and Putnam County Spelling Bee in January. Details will follow soon. Keep checking back here or follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of auditions.

Volunteer

When you see a show at Hendersonville Theatre, you’re really seeing the result of countless volunteer hours. From the people who take you to your seat to those who paint the sets, the actors on our stage to the stage managers running the show, volunteers make. If you have a specific skill you’d like to share, please let us know! 

NEW WORKS

We are committed to help local playwrights develop new works.  Please follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter for updates on this program in 2022.

NEWS

Don’t miss a thing. Check out our blog and then sign up for our email newsletters. Announcements, auditions, specials and more.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Don’t miss a thing. You can follow our calendar on Google too!

Holiday Gifts

GIVE LOCAL!
Gift Certificates, Flex Passes or Season Subscriptions

Got questions?

Our volunteers are here to answer your questions.

Holiday Double Cheer – DECEMBER 2 – 18

Holiday Double Cheer – DECEMBER 2 – 18

HOLIDAY DOUBLE CHEER DECEMBER 2 – 18 Book and Lyrics by Jim Christian Music by Kenneth Plain Directed by Beth Norris FIVE CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS It’s 1954, and five best friends – all named Carol – as they prepare for their annual holiday performance at the local high school on Christmas Eve. .JINGLEJACKS Four Canadian lumberjacks, isolated in a cabin, are living out their dreams of becoming internet sensations with their Christmas webcast featuring favorite holiday songs sung in the style of barbershop, classical, hip-hop, smooth jazz, rap, glee club, rock, and many more. Showtimes Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 3 pm

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MASTER SONGWRITERS IN CONCERT – presented by B² Realty  | NOVEMBER 19TH

MASTER SONGWRITERS IN CONCERT – presented by B² Realty | NOVEMBER 19TH

This intimate concert showcasing 4 local, gifted songwriters taking turns telling the stories behind their songs and then performing them for the audience. This one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Hendersonville Theatre’s projector fund to raise money to bring film to downtown Hendersonville. Featuring area songwriters: David Childers, Carson Sloan, Josh, and Steve Durose.

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A SALUTE TO VETERANS – HENDERSONVILLE SWING BAND | NOVEMBER 11TH

A SALUTE TO VETERANS – HENDERSONVILLE SWING BAND | NOVEMBER 11TH

The Hendersonville Swing Band, under the direction of trombonist Jerry Zink, plays music of the Big Band era of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. The band is primarily a rehearsal band made up of a group of 17 musicians who get together to play this music for their own enjoyment. Nearly all the members of the band are retirees. At present, the band has members from Henderson, Transylvania, Haywood and Buncombe counties. This is the band’s first and only Veterans Day Concert.

read more
2023 Season Reveal | SEPTEMBER 15th

2023 Season Reveal | SEPTEMBER 15th

We personally invite you to be the first to hear about our 2023 season at Rhythm & Brews next week! Visit our table, enter our drawing for a chance to win free tickets, find out about volunteer opportunities, upcoming auditions, and so much more while you are enjoying the concert.

read more
September New Play Reading | SEPTEMBER 10th

September New Play Reading | SEPTEMBER 10th

HT continues its Staged Reading Series Saturday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. Two short original one acts will be read this month. Featuring area actors: Joan Rinchisen, Gary McClain, Tate Albert, Maddison McMahan, Rowan Duncan. Darlene Cah and Donald Beck.

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NOV 5 – DRAG QUEEN BINGO starring Patti O’Furniture

NOV 5 – DRAG QUEEN BINGO starring Patti O’Furniture

Patti O’Furniture is excited to make her Hendersonville debut. She is no stranger to the theatre (she is the alter ego of a college theatre professor). Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Patti has been performing for 23 years and two things have remained consistent during her career: she uses balloons to fill her bra and every dollar she collects on stage is donated back to the community. To date, she has helped raise over $1.5 million dollars for various charities and community organizations.

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ACT2 Players Present: Dracula  OCTOBER 1ST  3pm & 7:30pm

ACT2 Players Present: Dracula OCTOBER 1ST 3pm & 7:30pm

Dracula became the premiere episode of The Mercury Theatre of the Air and is considered one of the most horrific and transcendent presentations of radio. It was originally broadcast on CBS Radio in 1938. This famous dramatic series — featuring adaptations of well-known novels, plays, and films — was originally produced, directed, written, hosted, and performed by Orson Welles, with the Mercury Theatre Company. 

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AUDITIONS | READERS THEATRE AUGUST 30TH

AUDITIONS | READERS THEATRE AUGUST 30TH

Auditions for Act2 Player’s next production, The Mercury Theatre of the Air’s Dracula, will be held August 30th from 10 am to noon and from 1 pm to 3 pm. You can sign up for a time slot or just drop in. (Drop ins will be worked in, so be prepared to wait.) No experience is necessary. Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script.

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The Haunting of Hill House OCTOBER 13-23

The Haunting of Hill House OCTOBER 13-23

In a chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror, a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in desolate and deserted Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil. The visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess—powers which have brought madness, murder and suicide to those who have lived there in in the past.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of HCT is to inspire, nurture, enrich, empower, educate, entertain and challenge artists and audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community, and we celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.

PURPOSE

  1. To continue to increase the cultural life of the people of Henderson County and surrounding areas.  To be a leader in the display, preservation and performance of local arts and contemporary craft. To contribute to the increased enrichment by presenting diverse voices that effectively reflect a broad array of cultural backgrounds and viewpoints. To actively encourage, promote and cultivate an appreciation of the Arts.
  2. To produce, publish and present various dramatic works of literary and artistic merit, both established and experimental, approved and untried for the entertainment, enjoyment, and the intellectual and emotional stimulation of all ages, skill levels, needs and backgrounds.
  3. To further provide the knowledge and development of skills in the dramatic and associated arts and crafts by working participation, academic and vocational training as well as instruction in all phases of theatre production; ranging from the reading and writing of plays, musical compositions to the challenges of business administration and management.