Our mainstage theatre, the historic Playhouse building, where we hold performances at between late April and early December, is located at:

202 Green Mountain Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714

At the intersection of Green Mountain Road and School Circle (Google Street View), the Parkway Playhouse is the red building down the hill on your left. The Yancey branch of the AMY Regional Libraries is the brick building on the hill to your right. Turn right at the stop sign and follow School Circle around the library. Park in any convenient parking spot.

Burnsville, NC

Burnsville, NC is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to a community of shops, restaurants, a brewery, colorful street murals, and quaint art galleries. Take a walk through the beautiful town square, enjoy a night on the town, and take in the rich history and culture that Burnsville has to offer. Located just 36 miles from Asheville, NC; 52 miles from Boone, NC; and 58 miles from Johnson City, TN. For a full list of businesses and attractions in Burnsville, visit the Yancey Chamber of Commerce website here:

Where To Eat

Snap Dragon

0.6 miles from Parkway Playhouse

A nautically themed gastropub honoring Burnsville’s namesake, Captain Otway Burns, and his heroic efforts aboard his ship, the Snap Dragon, during the War of 1812.

107 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714

(828) 682-3946

Appalachian Java

0.6 miles from Parkway Playhouse

Organic fresh brewed coffee, beverages, creamy gelato, specialty breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and fresh-baked pastries.

8 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

(828) 682-0120

Pig & Grits

1.1 miles from Parkway Playhouse

From their Smokehouse Breakfast and Slow Smoked Hickory BBQ to the Sweet Iced Tea, Pig & Grits delivers that ‘down home’ southern experience that BBQ is known for.

620 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

(828) 536-0010

Where To Shop

Penland Gallery

14.3 miles from Parkway Playhouse

One of the finest showcases for contemporary craft in the Southeast.

3135 Conley Ridge Rd, Penland, NC 28765


Sandy’s Hair, Skin, Gifts & Nails

0.5 miles from Parkway Playhouse

Everything from beauty to gifts! 

131 E Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

(828) 682-9158

Monkey Business Toy Shop

0.6 miles from Parkway Playhouse

Old fashioned toy store in an authentic historic main street building! Toys and games for ALL ages.

12 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

(828) 682-9101

Something Special Gift Shop

0.6 miles from Parkway Playhouse

Unique gifts for all occasions and price ranges!

12 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

(828) 682-9101

Fill-More Burnsville

0.8 miles from Parkway Playhouse

Fill-More & Waste Less! A refill Store. 

225 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

(828) 380-3648