Here is how we are prioritizing your health and safety during your theatre experience.


The well-being of our patrons, cast, crew and entire staff are a top priority.  The Highlands Playhouse has, from the beginning of the shutdown, remained in lock step with the mandates issued by the Governor’s Office, State of North Carolina and our local government. 


Currently, the positivity rate for our area is at 18% which is considered to be a high code red zone.  A new order, effective August 27th, 2021, will require masks to be worn by both vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all indoor and outdoor business zones, and will remain in place until the positivity rate drops below 10%, only then will the Town Board consider rescinding the mask requirements.


At present, state limitations on occupancy for performing arts venues have been lifted. Highlands Playhouse has taken the preemptive step to limit seating capacity to 75% for current performances. The Playhouse has also increased access to hand sanitizer, our staff and volunteers are vaccinated and masked, and we have placed our will call table on our spacious patio for the convenience of our patrons.

Highlands Playhouse looks forward to continuing the presentation of live theatre, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unique circumstances.

Though Highlands Playhouse has undertaken reasonable steps to lessen the risk of transmission of COVID-19, Highlands Playhouse is not responsible in any manner for any risks related to COVID-19 in connection with the visiting our facility.