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2015 Series: Music & More

With an eclectic mix of concerts and special events, we’ve got something to please everyone: favorites from the ‘50s &‘60s, old-school blues, and a healthy dose of acoustic shows, plus special events you won’t want to miss in November and December. Series tickets are available now, with special Early Bird pricing good through December 31. They make a great gift!

Ballroom Dance

Join us for Ballroom Dance Classes taught by former Arthur Murray Dance Director, Laurel Adams. You'll learn the foxtrot, tango, waltz, cha-cha, rumba and swing in this fun 6-week series. Beginner starts Monday, Nov. 10, Intermediate/Advanced starts Tuesday, Nov 11. Both sessions run from 7 - 8:30. Pay as you go: $15 Couples; $8 Singles. No partner required.

2015 Season: Comedies, Musical & Mystery

This year’s theatre season has great variety: a romantic comedy, an exuberant musical, an over-the-top crime farce, and a murder mystery. Season tickets are available now, and they make a great gift! Call now to get yours -- special Early Bird pricing is good through December 31.

  • Concerts & Events
  • Dance Classes
  • Community Theatre

Upcoming Events

Take a look at our 2015 Lineup


November Events

  • Nov. 10, 7:00PM: Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • Nov. 11, 7:00PM: Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance
  • Nov. 17, 7:00PM: Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • Nov. 18, 7:00PM: Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance
  • Nov. 24, 7:00PM: Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • Nov. 25, 7:00PM: Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance
  • Nov. 30, 2:30PM: It's a Wonderful Life

December Events

  • Dec. 1, 7:00PM: Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • Dec. 2, 7:00PM: Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance
  • Dec. 8, 7:00PM: Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • Dec. 9, 7:00PM: Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance
  • Dec. 15, 7:00PM: Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • Dec. 16, 7:00PM: Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance

Press Releases

Nov. 17, 2014: Christmas Show on Nov. 30

Oct. 24, 2014: Ballroom Dance Classes Start Nov. 10

Oct. 6, 2014: Guilty Conscience to End the Season

Sept. 26, 2014: Peacock Performing Arts Center Announces 2015 Lineup

Sept. 22, 2014: Creative Construction at the Peacock for the Upcoming Play Guilty Conscience

Sept. 19, 2014: Acoustic Swing and Gypsy Jazz brings the 2014 Concert Series at the Peacock PAC to a close with One Leg Up on Sept. 27.

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

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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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