Big city entertainment
in a quiet mountain town.


Auditions for “The Music Man” Click here for Details


2018 PPAC Annual Fund The Peacock Performing Arts Center, owned by the Lilith Lidseen Performing Arts Association(LLPA), is a 501(c)(3))nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent prescribed by the law. Unless otherwise indicated, no goods or services were rendered to you in exchange for this gift. Donations and profits from programming go toward operating and overhead costs. We Thank you for you support of this wonderful Community asset. If you prefer to donate by Mail, please mail to: Peacock Performing Arts Center, 301 Church St., Hayesville, NC 28904. Please note in Check Memo: PPAC


Gift Certificates available for purchase through the Box Office. Call 828-389-2787 between 10-2pm or click “Buy Now” below to purchase online.


Fire Curtain Appeal 2018 The fire curtain and its mechanical workings are imperative for safety as well as aesthetics. Due to the age of the system, we need to replace it. As you might guess, this is an expensive part of any stage. The entire cost for the project is $25,000. Please consider participating in the project by buying a square foot, a square yard or perhaps a linear yard of the curtain at the following levels; however, any size contribution is greatly appreciated:

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2018 A.E.D. Campaign Our goal is to purchase an A.E.D. defibrillator for the Peacock Performing Arts Center. With the understanding of the impact any heart occurrence may have and our known demographic population, we are seeking to provide the safest environment here at the Peacock. The estimated cost of an A.E.D. device is $950.00. As a 501c3, we appreciate our communities support in helping us to provide good service to our patrons.



Theatre Season Package 2019
This season be entertained with four amazing productions. We open with Come Blow Your Horn, a comedy by Neil Simon. Next will be our annual musical, an all time classic, The Music Man by Meredith Wilson. Leading Ladies, a hilarious farce by Ken Ludwig, will follow and we will close our season with The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Simon Stephens, an award winning mystery.



Build Your Own Package 2019 – Season
You asked, we listened! For the first time, we’re offering a “Build your Own” package that you can tailor to suit your tastes or travel plans. Choose any combination of three or more events from our regular 2018 lineup, and get 10% off each ticket.



Song Writer’s Showcase 2019 Sponsorship A sponsorship helps to off set the cost of producing our singer-songwriter series. You will be acknowledged as a sponsor in the advertising and program.


Song Writers Showcase 2019 – Season
Song Writers Showcase 2019 – Season
Local favorite Rob Tiger hosts a platform for new and fresh singer-songwriters to perform their own creations. This engaging event has become a tradition at the Peacock and is the best value in the mountains for an evening of quality entertainment.



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.”