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Diana Wortham Theatre

18 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-257-4530
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Edwin McCain concert at Diana WorthamTheatre

This was one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. Part of what made is so special is the... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Sylva, North Carolina
Edwin McCain concert at Diana Wortham

We've been to 4 or 5 concerts at DWT. They all have been excellent. The theater is small and... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
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In the heart of downtown Asheville, the Diana Wortham Theatre is an intimate 500-seat theater with exceptional acoustics and sightlines and one of the most active performance spaces in all of western North Carolina. The Diana Wortham Theatre offers live performances of music, theatre, dance, comedy, and circus arts by nationally touring artists, as well as a wide array of performances by professional and avocational regional arts groups. The main entrance is marked by the theatre's marquee on Biltmore Ave. between Marble Slab Creamery and White Duck Taco. Patrons enter the theatre through the breezeway and into a large interior courtyard with multiple glass doors into the theatre's lower lobby and box office.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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18 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-257-4530
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

This was one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. Part of what made is so special is the intimate theatre that allowed the audience to actually be in dialogue with the performer. It was spectacular. I felt like it was...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

We've been to 4 or 5 concerts at DWT. They all have been excellent. The theater is small and intimate, making the concert experience even better. I am disabled. The staff of DWT were very helpful.

Thank dlg0ddard
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Great intimate venue. No bad seats great acoustics.only draw back was limit entrance limited exits.not much concessions

Thank Steven R
Reviewed February 6, 2017

I saw two productions here recently and was very pleased. The box office staff was very helpful and i was glad to avoid outrageous ticket master fees. I bought the tickets by phone and didn't have a seating lay out available, but the person assisting...More

Thank ellenshep
Reviewed February 6, 2017

This past weekend we attended the Aquila Theatre Company production of "Much Ado About Nothing. We love this group. The theatre has a wide variety of performing arts and is downtown so close to many restaurants for pre or post performance dining. There is a...More

Thank mscan6
Reviewed February 6, 2017

What great fun. We laughed and laughed and the acting was superb. The half hour visit with the cast was a nice touch. Love the Wortham.

Thank charletonsasheville
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We saw "Murder on the Nile" performed by the Aquilla theater. The play and acting were fantastic. However, since we are not members (we live 1.5 hours away on Lake Norman), we were only offered obstructed view seats on the left most front row of...More

Thank Robert_B49082
jwellisdwt, Manager at Diana Wortham Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. If you have ideas on alleviating the impact of the railing in front of these particular seats in the balcony we welcome your input. We worked with an architect a few years ago to come up with the...More

Reviewed January 23, 2017

DWT is a great venue. Easy access from I 240, and attached parking ramp. Acoustics are very good. We saw the Judy Carmichael Trio.

Thank 696John
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We saw the 14th Swannanoa Solstice concert last night. It was absolutely fabulous. The diversity of the instruments (bagpipes to piano) made the concert very interesting. The music was beautiful and inspiring. Winter pictures of Western NC shown in the background during the second half...More

Thank michelekala
Reviewed December 19, 2016

What a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday season! The performers were top-knotch, multi-talented musicians/dancers/singers/story tellers who entertained for a solid two hours that we didn't want to end! And at the Diana Wortham Theater there's not a bad seat in the house. The staff...More

Thank Barbara F
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May 14, 2015|
Response from John E | Property representative |
There are three hotels within walking distance of the Diana Wortham Theatre. The Renaissance Asheville Hotel is the theatre's official hotel Sponsor and is two blocks away. Also nearby is the Aloft Hotel and just a little... More
December 22, 2014|
Response from contradancer | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what is playing Dec 5, beside which that day is gone by. It takes about a half hour to get from downtown to the airport. You would need to take a taxi which would cost about $40. Kathryn