The Asheville Masonic Temple is home to Asheville’s most intimate and unique 250-seat Theater. It features hand-painted sets created in 1915 by the traveling Masonic artist from Chicago, Thomas Gibbs Moses. The preservation of this theater is breathtaking and the 52 back drops that it offers for your event will set yours apart from others in the area.
The Theater has hosted the Montford Park Players, Asheville Ballet, Asheville Performing Arts, Moogfest, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show just to name a few. This beautiful theater is well equipped to host concerts, musicals, comedies, plays, lectures, salons, socials, dances, and anything else the imagination can manifest. Our usual seating capacity of 250 expands to 315 when adding additional intimate floor seating.
Our Theater also contains an expansive Green Room as well as very large stage wings right and left. The location being in the middle of downtown Asheville is perfect for any event. We are within walking distance to some of Asheville's finest hotels and restaurants. This central location is what every event producer looks for in an event venue.
The Theater is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the historic Temple with an expansive staircase that leads guests to their experience, or they can jump back in time on an historic elevator. On the opposite end of the Theater is the beautiful Noble Room, a great location for drinks, after events, or just a place to let guests mingle during the intermission.
We look forward to hosting your event and want to continue introducing visitors to the experience of Downtown Asheville as part of the passionate efforts to support the continued growth of Asheville's downtown economy and its vibrant arts community.