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Songwriters Showcase

A popular series of Americana/Folk music, featuring local favorite Rob Tiger. This time, Rob's guests will be Patrick Dodd from 'The Voice,' and award-winner Angela Easterling, playing original music in an intimate round-robin concert style. Saturday, September 13th, 7 pm. Tickets: $11

Gypsy Jazz

A vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy jazz (think Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli), Latin, swing and original compositions. Saturday, September 27, 7 pm. Tickets $20 adults; $11 students; $6 kids 12 & under.

Suspense Thriller

A brilliant criminal attorney plots to kill his wife and construct the perfect alibi, but things are not what they seem in this clever, suspenseful psychological mystery by the creators of the Columbo detective series, Richard Levinson & William Link. Directed by Laurel Adams. October 10-12 & 17-19. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:30. Tickets: $16 adults; $9 students.

  • Special Events
  • Concert Series
  • Community Theatre

Upcoming Events

Take a look at our 2014 Season Brochure

September Events

October Events

  • Oct. 10, 7:30PM: Guilty Conscience (Suspense Thriller)
  • Oct. 11, 7:30PM: Guilty Conscience (Suspense Thriller)
  • Oct. 12, 2:30PM: Guilty Conscience (Suspense Thriller)
  • Oct. 17, 7:30PM: Guilty Conscience (Suspense Thriller)
  • Oct. 18, 7:30PM: Guilty Conscience (Suspense Thriller)
  • Oct. 19, 2:30PM: Guilty Conscience (Suspense Thriller)

Press Releases

Sept. 12, 2014: Girls Night Out - the first press release for the upcoming play Guilty Conscience

Sept. 8, 2014: Songwriters Showcase #9 on Sept. 13 Sure to Impress

Aug. 11, 2014: Auditions for "GUILTY CONSCIENCE, A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER" will be held Aug. 23, 25, 26, 30. For a plain text version of this announcement, click here.

Aug. 11, 2014: Songwriters Showcase #9 is on Sept. 13, featuring Patrick Dodd & Angela Easterling

Aug. 1, 2014: “NOISES OFF” IS BUMPER CAR BRILLIANT: Opens Aug. 8

July 24, 2014: Peacock Playhouse selected as a Blue Ridge Music Trails Site

July 16, 2014: Funniest Farce Ever, "Noises Off", Premieres at Peacock. Starts Aug. 8.

July 11, 2014: Juke, Jive and Swing at the Peacock Playhouse with the Red Hot Sugar Babies on July 26.

July 9, 2014: "Noises Off" Challenges Actors. Starts Aug. 8

July 1, 2014: Songwriters Showcase on July 5.

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Peacock is Hayesville's Hidden Gem

     People who have attended performances at Hayesville, NC's 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. 
     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 theatre and live music, but ballroom dance classes and children's drama camps. Still on the agenda for this season are a concert by One Leg Up, a vibrant musical mixture on September 27; Guilty Conscience, a psychological mystery that promises great suspense, October 10-12 and 17-19; and the special Christmas production It's a Wonderful Life on November 30.
     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.”

     Please see the History of the Peacock Performing Arts Center (formerly the Peacock Playhouse) for more information.

The Peacock Playhouse & Peacock Performing Arts Center, 301 Church St., Hayesville, NC 28904 - Tel. (828) 389-2787

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