We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Montford Park Players

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 92 Gay Street, Asheville, NC 28802
Phone Number: +1 828-254-5146
Website
Improve this listing
Today
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Fri - Sun 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Description:

North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park...

North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park Players presents free classical theatre under the stars all summer long - donations are welcome. The Montford Park Players also presents a ticketed indoor season from October through April at Asheville's historic Masonic Temple downtown.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 89 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A brilliant evening at open air theatre in the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

We were staying at nearby Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast Inn and saw a leaflet there about the Montford Park players performing As you Like It. It was great fun. We've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
StellaCaroline
,
Orpington, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Orpington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We were staying at nearby Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast Inn and saw a leaflet there about the Montford Park players performing As you Like It. It was great fun. We've seen As You Like It in the UK so we thought we knew what to expect - it does stick to Shakespeare's script but goes a bit hillbilly in... More 

Helpful?
Thank StellaCaroline
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Culture in History what a combo. This beautiful setting in historic Montford makes for the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Add to that extremely talented actors ,great direction makes it a must do on your Asheville list. Pack a picnic and head down to this neighborhood treasure. Tips:Chairs for rent, wine and beer for sale if you like but we just... More 

Helpful?
Thank MKS0
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic time as As you like it. Thank you so much for bringing these free plays to the community and to visitors like us. We were there for Labor Day and this made our first trip to Asheville even more memorable and we are already planning a second to see you next play in October. A must... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shelley C
Arden, North Carolina
Level Contributor
71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a fun date night for something different in a relaxed environment. My boyfriend and I went to see 'As You Like It' and definitely enjoyed it. You can bring your own chairs/snacks/drinks (wine and beer are allowed) or you can rent chairs there and they have a snack and beverages truck (yes even with wine!). Get there early... More 

Helpful?
Thank CandisCW
Level Contributor
64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

It was our first ... won't be the last ! ... time - the actors were terrific great for volunteers or unbelievable. The Lead ... Richard III ... HE WAS SUPER ! Fantastic ! SICK ! carried his part off so well - and the rest of cast were good as well. We met several persons and had a wonderful... More 

Helpful?
Thank cjb9x
Oak Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Outdoor seating, BYO food/wine, very nice staff, beautiful surroundings, Shakespeare under the stars - all good things. It would be great if the performance rated as highly as the effort. We so much wanted to love the production, but it just didn't measure up. The actors made a valiant effort, but the story was difficult to follow (even though I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rance C
John R, General Manager at The Montford Park Players, responded to this review

Rance, I'm truly sorry our production Sunday was not up to our usual standards, or to yours. Our Queen Elizabeth had an emergency appendectomy that day, and, although we had a great substitute, everyone was a little off that night from the pressure of working with an actress unfamiliar with the script. I do hope that you'll give us another... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Monford Park Players re-create several Shakespeare plays each summer, and each is a unique and superb production. This is an amateur group that clearly loves the stage. Each summer show is a free, evening performance in the Hazel Robinson Ampitheater, where the audience comes early to relax in their chairs, enjoy a light dinner with wine, and anticipate passionate... More 

Helpful?
Thank T R
Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I have no idea what Shakepeare plays are about, but watching this group perform them is as funny and entertaining as can be. Plus, the design of the amphitheater is so well planned that you can't help but enjoy a picnic dinner and performance. The players obviously have a tremendous amount of fun putting on these performances and the audience... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeff G
san francisco, CA
Level Contributor
83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Saw the production of Midsummer Nights Dream. What fun!!! The setting is beautiful under the trees in a park. The actors were young and full of energy. It was a hip hop version of the Bard. Sometimes it is tricky to pull off an updated interpretation of Shakespeare, but in this case it all worked. Suggestion: Take a comfortable folding... More 

Helpful?
Thank preeta
John R, General Manager at The Montford Park Players, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed our performance. Our 43-year mission is to make theatre available, affordable, entertaining and educational for all. More 

Chicago
Level Contributor
175 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was just plain, unadulterated fun! What a beautiful, permanent outdoor venue for summer performances with terraced benches into a hillside and plenty of room for chairs, kids, dogs, and coolers. Mid Summer's Night Dream was the perfect choice for a modern adaptation to rap music. I HATE rap music, but I must say, the dialogue was truly matched to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank LUchicago

Travelers who viewed The Montford Park Players also viewed

Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
 
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
 

Been to The Montford Park Players? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Montford Park Players staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?