“Asheville Community Theatre is located in historic downtown Asheville, North Carolina at 35 East Walnut Street one block northwest of City Hall. Neighbors of ACT are: The Thomas Wolfe Memorial and Visitors Center, the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, and Magnolia’s Raw Bar & Grill. Downtown Asheville is booming and parking can be difficult to find. We have several spaces adjacent to the theatre that are available on a first come, first served basis. The closest street parking is found on Spruce, Walnut and Market streets (meters run until 6:00 pm Monday-Saturday, but are free on Sundays). The closest parking garage is located on Biltmore Avenue, approximately 2 blocks from the theatre.”
“35below is the newest addition to Asheville Community Theatre. Designed by Fisher Architects PA and funded by a grant from the Janirve Foundation, it consists of a black box theatre (meaning it has flexible staging and seating options) with a capacity for 49, a lobby and bar, dressing rooms, and restroom facilities. The facility is outfitted with state of the art equipment donated by Scott Shannon. The Constance M. Cramer Teaching Theatre is named in honor of Mr. Shannon’s late wife, a devoted supporter of community theatre.
Asheville Community Theatre will mount several full productions each season in the new intimate performance space, with the intention of building and nurturing a more adventurous audience. Our inaugural production is David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” opening November 29, 2002. 35below will offer more affordable ticket prices and later show times, often running multiple performances on the same evening.
35below is committed to supporting works by local playwrights through full productions, staged readings, or developmental workshops. Tanglewood Youth Theatre classes will be taught in the complex, as well as an array of other ACT-sponsored educational workshops. 35below is available for rental by performance groups, classes, and other community organizations.”