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Address: 92 Gay St, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: +1 828-254-5146
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Fri - Sun 19:30 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park...

North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park Players presents free classical theatre under the stars all summer long - donations are welcome. The Montford Park Players also presents a free indoor season from October through April in downtown venues.

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FREE Shakespeare in the park!

My husband and I (and frequently local friends or guests) love to go to see what the Montford Park Players are presenting. It is always an entertaining, enjoyable evening. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Winter Haven, Florida
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Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should experience a Shakespeare play at some time and this is a fun, risk-free way to do just that. We visited the Montford Park Players in July and saw Titus Andronicus. Not our favorite play, but that takes nothing away from the quality of the production. Talented actors, good costuming and set. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and being... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

On a cool evening, bring a cooler or buy an adult beverage at the show. If you love live performance under the stars, this is a great time. Bring some cash as they will "pass a hat" during intermission. Also, arrive early to sit close to the stage...although there is plenty of lightning there is no electronic amplification of sound.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I (and frequently local friends or guests) love to go to see what the Montford Park Players are presenting. It is always an entertaining, enjoyable evening. We bring our lawn chairs (though others sometimes just throw down a blanket, and others spring for a $2.00 Adirondack chair rental). Sometimes we bring dinner or a snack, our own... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I had been to Montford about a yr ago and enjoyed the show. Recently they hosted international dancers from Folkmoot. It was an incredible evening! And the venue has been updated with new staging down front. Going back this weekend for 6pm youth performance of Montford Moppets.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss a chance to see a free Shakespeare play. Outdoors with beer and snacks. A perfect venue. Bring your own cooler and picnic to save money. Don't forget chairs.

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Grenada, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Fantastic production of Much Ado About Nothing! Alex McDonald and Devyn Ray were absolutely delightful in their roles and had fantastic chemistry onstage! Dwight Chiles was also hilarious in the role of Dogberry! Fantastic casting all around. Overall, a wonderful evening! Everyone should see the MPP in Asheville at least once!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I am not a huge Shakespeare fan but we went with friends to see 'Much to do about nothing' - I was blown away What a great cast and a tremendous performance The outdoor theater was a great setting and it helped that we has prefect weather but it was the cast, the cast, the cast I can't say enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Montford park players always do a great job at any play they do. The actors and actresses are very down to earth and all are very talented. I would recommend everyone to come see the montford park players.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Saw "Much Ado about Nothing". A most wonderful and delightful production. Great cast, costumes and weather was perfect for Shakespeare under the stars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

If you are in Asheville during the summer months, you must take time to go and see the Montford Park Players. You will not be disappointed. Don't write it off thinking Shakespeare is boring. Trust me - there is nothing boring about it. It's wonderful. So wonderful that even my 12 year old son begged to come and see every... More 

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