Asheville Lyric Opera



A professional opera company that stages productions ranging from traditional opera to Broadway to cutting edge world premiers. We perform in two historical opera houses, schools, flashmobs, and breweries. Come see the crown jewel of Western Carolina’s art and music scene.  

Asheville Lyric Opera does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Event Information:

  • Plan Your Visit

    Directions to Diana Wortham Theatre

    From Interstate 240, take Exit 5A/Merrimon Avenue and follow the signs for Highway 25 South for three blocks to Pack Square, marked by the Vance Monument. From Interstate 40, take Exit 50 (Hwy. 25) and continue on Hwy. 25 North through Biltmore Village for three miles to Pack Square.


    Parking is available both on the street surrounding Pack Square, and in a privately operated parking deck attached to Pack Place/ Diana Wortham Theatre with an entrance off Biltmore Avenue. If using this deck for evening or weekend performances, park on either the first or third floor for easiest access to the theater. Bus parking is available for groups.

    We recommend that all opera ticket holders park in the Pack Place parking deck. Entrance is across the street from the Mast General Store.


    All entrances and restrooms in Pack Place are wheelchair accessible and there is wheelchair seating in the theater on the Orchestra level. Hearing assisted listening devices are also available. Please inform the Box Office on the first floor of any special seating or other needs when ordering your tickets.


    There is no shortage of fantastic places to dine in the Asheville area, but the following restaurants are conveniently located and are proud supporters of the Asheville Lyric Opera. Call or visit their websites for further information.

    Posana Cafe - 828-505-3969 

    Twisted Laurel - 828-552-3240

    Chestnut - 828-575-2667


    Double Tree - 828-274-1800


    All dining and accommodations are official sponsors of the Asheville Lyric Opera.