Did you know that Orchard Inn is just a short drive away from the State Theatre of North Carolina? If you’re looking for a day of fun and entertainment, head to the Flat Rock Playhouse. Here, you’ll find exciting shows and thrilling performances. Discover even more places to explore when you access our complimentary Vacation Guide!
The Flat Rock Playhouse is located just a short 20 minutes from the Orchard Inn in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The theater’s origins are rooted in 1940; it was named the Old Mill Playhouse when it first came on the scene. Not long after that, the same troupe of performers from the Old Mill Playhouse opened another theater in Lake Summit. Finally, after two successful theaters in 1952, the troupe of performers and board of directors purchased land in Flat Rock. In 1961, the Playhouse was officially designated as The State Theater of North Carolina. Today, the Playhouse hosts nine months of musicals, dramas, and comedies every year.
Shows at the Flat Rock Playhouse
Each season at the Flat Rock Playhouse offers a plethora of exciting shows. You can experience wonderful nostalgic musical tributes, classic Broadway hits, and laugh aloud at comedy shows. The holiday season always brings a show that will get you into the holiday spirit, and the year ends with the annual Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas, a tradition for the company. No matter the time of year, there’s a great show waiting for you!
Enjoy a Lovely Dinner Before the Show
There’s nothing quite like dinner and a show. When you stay at the Orchard Inn, you can make an early reservation at Newman’s Restaurant. Our wonderful, upscale dining experience comes complete with a farm-to-table menu you’re sure to love. The ingredients are locally sourced and based around seasonal availability. It’s common for guests to make an early dinner reservation at Newman’s before heading to the Flat Rock Playhouse for a show. The fine dinner and quality entertainment make for the perfect evening out with your special someone!
Book Your Mountain Getaway Today
Orchard Inn is the perfect home base for your Western North Carolina adventures. Take a weekend away with your sweetheart to catch a show at the Flat Rock Playhouse, eat dinner at Newman’s Restaurant, and relax with mountaintop views at Orchard Inn. Browse our accommodations to start planning your stay today! We have bed and breakfast rooms, private cottages, and suites. Each comes with our outstanding amenities including a delicious breakfast to start your day off right. Start planning today!