The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

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The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium sits within the U.S. Cellular Center Asheville in North Carolina. It launched in 1975 and seats 2,431 people. You'll find the Asheville Symphony Orchestra here as well as top entertainment celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Willie Nelson, and B.B. King. The US Cellular Center Asheville, formally called the Asheville Civic Center, hosts over 200 days of events and draws in a little under 1/4 of a million people every year to the downtown Asheville region.

Recent performers include: The Head and the Heart, Father John Misty, Clint Black, Jason Isbell, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, STS9, Loreena McKennitt, Sigur Rós, Ambrosia, Orleans, Player, and John Ford Coley, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and Blondie Chaplin, Death Cab for Cutie, Jackson Browne, Kansas, Celtic Woman, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett, Bill Maher, Jackson Browne, Sturgill Simpson, Punch Brothers, Crying Wolf, APB, Underhill Rose, Taylor Hicks, Velvet Truckstop, and The Captain Midnight Band, Beats Antique, Kevin James, Underhill Rose, Beck, Primus, and Celtic Woman. 


87 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801


Phone number: 828-259-5736
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What Are Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Visitors Saying?

  • Reviewers say that if you're looking for something fun and intellectually stimulating to do in the Asheville, North Carolina region this seated venue puts on a range of different shows from comedy acts, country-western, to rock 'n' roll and even intellectually stimulating talks.
  • One reviewer who went to see an alternative music act said that the drinks were pretty expensive and kind of weak, which unfortunately didn't help the poor seating experience in the balcony which was described as somewhat uncomfortable and cramped.
  • Another reviewer who went to see a hip-hop show said the event was fun, the acoustics were stellar, the lighting was great and because it wasn't filled to capacity there was some room to maneuver about. 
  • Some reviewers complain about the wristband policy- you have to pay two dollars for it, apparently, which enables you to buy drinks. The fee is ostensibly a recycling fee.
  • A rock fan said that in contrast to the Orange Peel, where there is no dedicated seating, if you're short it's better to get a seat here than stand in the back and have the show obscured from your view. 
  • Another out-of-town visitor from Virginia who flew in and booked a hotel to catch one of her favorite musical acts tells us that parking was really easy and getting there early meant quick and efficient access to the bar. 
  • A recent reviewer commended how spacious the amphitheater is- it's unlikely that you'll get a bad seat here unless you bought tickets all the way in the back of the concert hall. 
  • Another reviewer praised the variety and volume of different performing artist that they get to tour here, but on the downside he says that people have a tendency to move around a lot during the performance which can obscure your view of the stage.
  • A word of caution about the balcony seating- since it's shaped like a U, the balcony sides face each other and don't provide great viewing access to the stage.
  • Viewers do say that the auditorium could use an upgrade- it's been around for a while and it has begun to show its age.