Big city entertainment
in a quiet mountain town.

Into The Woods Musical at the Peacock
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2018 Season Ticket packages are on sale now, with special package pricing for our Theatre Season, and our Main Stage Events. Early Bird pricing through December 1 means even more savings! Our Songwriters Showcase package is on sale too, and we’re introducing a Build Your Own package – choose three or more events and save 10%. Buy online by clicking the package you want, or call the box office to purchase. Give a gift that lasts all year!

Center Stage at the Peacock is an after-school arts program for grades 3-8 with improvisation/acting, art, dance, magic and a final showcase! More details and registration

The Peacock Performing Arts Center in Hayesville, NC is a center of community and cultural activity, providing quality entertainment to residents of Western North Carolina and North Georgia. People who have attended performances at Peacock Performing Arts Center know that it is a gem of superior quality. Those who haven’t attended yet are in for a stunning surprise:  big city entertainment in a quiet mountain town. 

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Built in the 1980s as the result of Lilith Lidseen’s dream of creating a performing arts center for the people of this area, the theater boasts 250 comfortable seats, superior sound and lighting, and a steady flow of stellar performances including four plays a year that make audiences laugh, swoon, or shake in their boots; musical concerts of great variety; and family entertainment such as juggling and magic shows. It is also available for rentals.

Miss Lidseen, who has been described as part Auntie Mame and part Noel Coward sophisticate, loved this community and the performing arts. The construction of the Peacock fulfilled her dream, even though she was not alive when it was completed in 1986.  Today, under the management of the Lilith Lidseen Performing Arts Association, the center not only features community theater and live music, but ballroom dance classes and children’s drama camps. Our 2017 season has something for everyone: Two comedies, a grand musical, and a twisty thriller, plus a variety of concerts — from blues and Americana to big band, and the ever popular Sock Hops returning in January. We’re offering some great special events too! In response to patron requests, we’re now offering reserved seating at concerts and special events as well as plays.

Volunteers dedicate themselves to preserving and expanding the Peacock, which is a nonprofit. True to its mission as a community performing arts center, the Peacock was recently annexed voluntarily into Hayesville city limits. According to Mayor Harry Baughn, “it’s a symbiotic thing that helps both the city and the Peacock.”