Community Foundation of Western NC

The Highlands Performing Arts Center (PAC) is pleased to announce  that our 2021 season has been scheduled and the great performances we missed out in 2020 are coming in 2021.


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To Provide our community with the benefit of a first-class, low cost facility for Local 501(c)3 organizations to promote and encourage the Performing Arts.

​•        To provide a state of the art local venue for the performing arts in

          Macon County
•        Facilitate performing arts events
•        Sponsor and encourage new talents
•        Create educational opportunities for children related to the

         performing arts  
•        Secure ongoing funding from community based sources for

         ongoing operational costs
•        Encourage volunteer participation at PAC events and provide

         necessary training

Neil Zirconia

Past Performances

Our Generous Contributors

President's Newsletter


Highlands Youth Theater

In The News


Highlands Cashiers Players
Cullasaja Outreach

Five MET Opera Additions to our scheduled have just been announced. 

PAC history
Capital Campaign
Laurel Magazine

The PAC sponsors a myriad of events including The National Theatre Live, The MET, Live concerts and Live streaming Events. We also have a portable Drive-In system for shows here at the PAC and that can be placed at your site for a private showing.

About Us

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Our Thanks

PAC Donations

Our Resident Groups

The Highlands Performing Arts Center has Covid-19 procedures and protocols in place and is following the North Carolina Governor’s Executive Order and the Town of Highlands mandates. Currently, MASKS will be required to attend a concert/event and worn throughout the event at the Performing Arts Center. PAC will need to remain flexible regarding requirements. Some artists or companies may require very specific protocols (e.g., vaccination documentation, negative tests, etc.)  The PAC, of course, will do its best to comply with these specific protocols.  This is with the hope our wonderful patrons understand and empathize with the challenges, continuing to be patient as this trying pandemic environment evolves. We aspire to return to what we do best:  bringing you world class entertainment, positively influencing the quality of life on our beautiful plateau.  With everyone’s cooperation we can all stay safe and well. Thank You!

Highlands PAC Board of Directors

Board Members

PAC Past Performances

Upcoming Shows at the PAC


Highlands PAC Events 2021
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Capital Campaign
The Business Spot Highlands, NC
Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
Letter from PAC President

Without your generous support our work to provide you with the Arts would not be possible, especially during this trying year. COVID19 has thrown huge roadblocks into our plan but your help we have found new media delivery avenues such as the Drive-In and Live Streaming, and new safety protocols have kept the show going.  Thank You All.

PAC’s Memberships and Year End Giving donations go toward the daily operating expenses of the Performing Arts Center.  Our “Sponsors” assure that we bring the high quality performers to the plateau that our residents and visitors have become accustom to. Check out our website for more details and benefits of the Membership program. Please contact Mary Adair Trumbly to inquire about becoming a concert sponsor.  828.526.9047 or email:

Our 2021 Season and Membership Brochure is here!  Please take a look:

  • What's happening in 2021,
  • How to become a member and,
  • Our grateful thanks to all those who contributed to keeping the Arts alive in Highlands last year.