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Mountain Theatre Company, one of North Carolina's oldest theatre companies, is the legacy of early forward-thinking families of Highlands. They sought to bring the art of theatre to our small mountain town during the height of The Great Depression. Mountain Theatre Company began at The Highlands Playhouse, originally built as the auditorium for Highlands School in 1931. Formed initially as The Highlands Little Theatre in 1938, Mountain Theatre Company has changed its name multiple times throughout the years, but has consistently provided live entertainment in Highlands, NC. Today, with the expanded, year-round population, Mountain Theatre Company produces live professional theatrical productions throughout the year. In 2023, Mountain Theatre Company became the resident professional theatre company at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. Mountain Theatre Company is a significant contributor to the local economy and the arts in Western North Carolina. Find production dates, tickets and more at: www.mountaintheatre.com.