The Diana Wortham Theatre

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The Diana Wortham Theatre performance space in Asheville, North Carolina is a multilevel venue that features dance and theater acts all throughout the year. It's centered in the main hub of the Pack Square Cultural District. It is a 500 seat cultural theater that has easy access off street parking and a lot of nearby restaurants to get a meal before or after the show.

They put on dance, theater, and musical performances, often featuring nationally touring performance artists as well as highlighting over 35 vocational and professional regional art talents. Their mission is to promote culturally enlightening arts programs to local area residents as well as out-of-town guests in western North Carolina as well as Asheville, Buncombe County.

Some recent performers include: Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Suffers,Penny and Sparrow, The Magpie Salute, Los Lonely Boys, Hari Kondabolu, Edwin McCain, Eric Johnson, Annie Moses Band, Darlingside, StephaniesÄ­d, Aaron Goldberg Trio, Stephanie Miller, Jesse Cook,Rhiannon Giddens, Dervish, Altan, Yamato the Drummers of Japan, Colin Hay, The Milk Carton Kids, JC Maillard, Moira Smiley, Shannon Whitworth, Rich Willey, Montana Skies, Sierra Hull, Clark, Laura Marling, Jherek Bischoff, Chic Gamine, Dougie Maclean, Comas and Isaac Alderson, Ted Neeley, Jimmy Webb, Leahy.


18 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801


Phone number: (828) 257-4530
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What Are Diana Wortham Theatre Visitors Saying?

  • Some of the primary Diana Wortham Theatre performers include the Capital Steps, Pilobolus Dance Company, Kathy Mattea, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 
  • It is a particularly family-friendly theater with a matinee series that appeals to the North Carolina public school system curriculum and is frequently attended by the teachers, parents, students and all 16 counties of Western North Carolina. 
  • Reviewers say that it's easy to find local area parking and it's also nearby a multilevel parking garage if parking is unavailable on the street.
  • Out-of-town visitors who flew in to catch a theater performance say that the bathrooms are clean and that the service staff was helpful and courteous. 
  • A fan of Shakespeare tells us that this 500 seat theater provided an intimate staging environment which was helpfully supplemented by live on-screen translations that rivaled more upscale opera productions.
  • If you choose balcony level seating, be forewarned that it is pretty steep up there, which can pose some difficulty for elderly patrons. 
  • A parent brought their son to see the Nutcracker- they said the seating provided a great line of sight to the stage and they were also impressed by the nearby restaurants which provide excessive eating options in this arts District.
  • Others say that if you're looking for something fun to do in Asheville, North Carolina, and you are a fan of the arts, that the Diana Wortham Theatre hosts a diverse variety of events and every seat provides a great view of the stage. 
  • A local area visitor, who is a patron of the arts in North Carolina, says that the shows are awesome and creative, with out-of-towners praising how amiable and courteous the locals are. Make sure that you bring cash, because it is cash only.