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The Montford Park Players

Closed Now: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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How do they memorize all of those lines?

I enjoyed the outdoor theater experience. My family and I saw the Shakespeare play so it was a... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Sanford, Florida
A Delightful Surprise!

We attended MPP performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” and could not have been... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Stephanie C
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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 free indoor season from October...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
92 Gay St, Asheville, NC 28801-2116
+1 828-254-5146
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Great crowd. Good weather. Play was fun, but occasionally hard to hear. Robin and Marian were strong characters, and King John, Sheriff, and Sir Guy were well done and played the comedy in the script.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Susan M
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I enjoyed the outdoor theater experience. My family and I saw the Shakespeare play so it was a little difficult to follow along with the words, but the actors did a great job with body language and delivery. The fireflies at night made it special....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We attended MPP performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” and could not have been more pleased. Incredible local talent, performance with integrity, but with a touch of the South. Free admission, but comfortable chairs were available for rent. Can bring in own chairs and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed July 25, 2017

This was an exceptional evening of theater out-of-doors and a fun way to start our vacation in the Asheville area. Free tickets were available online and the venue was fairly easy to locate. While the play went long (with a long intermission) we stayed til...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Everyone should experience a Shakespeare play at some time and this is a fun, risk-free way to do just that. We visited the Montford Park Players in July and saw Titus Andronicus. Not our favorite play, but that takes nothing away from the quality of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Martha L
Reviewed September 28, 2016

On a cool evening, bring a cooler or buy an adult beverage at the show. If you love live performance under the stars, this is a great time. Bring some cash as they will "pass a hat" during intermission. Also, arrive early to sit close...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed August 24, 2016

My husband and I (and frequently local friends or guests) love to go to see what the Montford Park Players are presenting. It is always an entertaining, enjoyable evening. We bring our lawn chairs (though others sometimes just throw down a blanket, and others spring...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Retiredartteacher
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I had been to Montford about a yr ago and enjoyed the show. Recently they hosted international dancers from Folkmoot. It was an incredible evening! And the venue has been updated with new staging down front. Going back this weekend for 6pm youth performance of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Starr H
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss a chance to see a free Shakespeare play. Outdoors with beer and snacks. A perfect venue. Bring your own cooler and picnic to save money. Don't forget chairs.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank valarieemailme
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Fantastic production of Much Ado About Nothing! Alex McDonald and Devyn Ray were absolutely delightful in their roles and had fantastic chemistry onstage! Dwight Chiles was also hilarious in the role of Dogberry! Fantastic casting all around. Overall, a wonderful evening! Everyone should see the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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November 18, 2018|
Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
Probably too early to know. I'm not sure the season begins that early in the year. It is an outdoor theater. And Asheville is in the mountains.
October 8, 2016|
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Response from John R | Property representative |
Hi gielowlinda! Our next production, after Christmas Carol in December, will be March 10 - 26, 2017, although we haven't selected it yet. As Starr H indicated there are many other theatres in Asheville - you can find their... More