Parkway Playhouse is located in the town of Burnsville, North Carolina. Our mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain everyone in the community by providing quality sustainable theater opportunities. We’re a haven of theatre talent and an avenue for young minds to experience and grow with the arts in a rural community.

While people come to the mountains to escape, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. We are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, storytelling and connecting people to what makes them smile, laugh, and occasionally cry.

By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining.

We’re casual, yet can be sophisticated; traditional and avant garde. We offer our main stage productions that entertain, enlighten, and evoke. We engage children who want and need an expressive outlet—to laugh and dance and be someone/thing other for just a minute or an hour. We offer outlets for those who want to pretend, to be other, but can’t remember the line that get them there. We offer theatre.

Together we reimagine the world in every live performance. We create conversations that will last far beyond the curtain call.