Flat Rock Playhouse


Flat Rock Playhouse was deemed the State Theatre of North Carolina in 1961, but was established roughly in 1937 when a group of performers came together and organized themselves as the Vagabond Players, a story that is told during the summer by the Apprentices at the Carl Sandburg Home. Since its establishment, the Flat Rock Playhouse has grown from a single property to building a new education center where students can take an array of classes ranging from acting to singing and dancing. The Main stage, where the biggest shows take place, remains the iconic farmhouse building but now there is also a Downtown location that has the ability to produce plays using the classic ‘in the round’ atmosphere where the audience surrounds the stage in its entirety. This new location allows Flat Rock Playhouse to take part in Downtown events and offers a live entertainment function to a classic night out.