Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Montford Park Players and the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre!

We want your time with us to be both memorable and enjoyable which is why we have prepared all the important details to plan your visit. Please see the links below, for information including directions, parking, seating info, food and beverage information, as well as some rules and regulations.

Directions to the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

Conveniently located in the heart of the Historic Montford District of Asheville, North Carolina, the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre is easy to get to and accessible from I-240 and I-26. And, it’s just a short drive down Montford Avenue from downtown.

Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre
92 Gay St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

From the North:
Take I-26 E to Interstate 240 E/U.S. 70 E exit toward Expressway
Merge onto I-240 E/US-70 E
0.3 mi
Take exit 4C for Haywood St toward Montford Ave
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Haywood St
0.1 mi
Turn right onto Montford Ave
0.4 mi
Turn left onto W Chestnut St and Continue straight onto Gay St.
0.1 mi

From the South:
Take I-26 W to Interstate 240 E/U.S. 70 E exit toward Expressway
Merge onto I-240 E/US-70 E
0.3 mi
Keep right at the fork to continue on I-26 W, follow signs for Interstate 26 W/Asheville/Interstate 240
4.1 mi
Continue onto I-240 E
0.1 mi
Take exit 4C for Haywood St toward Montford Ave
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Haywood St
0.1 mi
Turn right onto Montford Ave
0.4 mi
Turn left onto W Chestnut St and Continue straight onto Gay St.
0.1 mi

From the East:
Take I-240 W
0.1 mi
Take exit 4C toward Haywood St/Montford Ave
384 ft
Merge onto Cherry St N
148 ft
Turn right onto Montford Ave
0.4 mi
Turn left onto W Chestnut St and Continue straight onto Gay St.
0.1 mi

From the West:
Take I-240 E/US-70 E
Take exit 4C for Haywood St toward Montford Ave
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Haywood St
0.1 mi
Turn right onto Montford Ave
0.4 mi
Turn left onto W Chestnut St and Continue straight onto Gay St.
0.2 mi

Parking

There is plenty of FREE parking at the Amphitheatre, with an upper and lower lot. Street parking is also available when the lots are full. Since we share the lots with the public park, it is advised that you arrive early on show days.

Seating

Built into a natural hillside, the Amphitheatre can comfortably accommodate over one-thousand people. There are seven level tiers, perfect for a picnic blanket or setting up your portable chairs, as well as a lawn above. There are no bad sightlines at the Amphitheatre, but if you prefer to rent our plastic chairs in prime locations for only $2, please call the box office at (828) 254-5146. Otherwise, seating is on a first come, first served basis. We ask that all of our patrons show common courtesy to those around them.

Food and Beverages

Outside food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, are allowed at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. However, anyone under the age of 21 drinking an alcoholic beverage will be prosecuted to the extent of the local law.

We additionally sell snacks, both salty and sweet, at our concessions stand, and offer a selection of beer and wine at our tavern. We also have frequent guest vendors that offer all manner of affordable comestibles, such as The Hop Ice Cream and Foxtastic Picnic Baskets.

Everything Else you need to know:

Permitted Items:

  • Chairs or blankets
  • Umbrellas or rain gear
  • Bug Spray
  • Food in sealable containers
  • Coolers for beverages
  • Well-behaved pets

Prohibited Items:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Rain Tents
  • Flash Cameras

A to Z

Admission

Everyone is WELCOME to Montford Park Players’ events at the Amphitheatre FREE of charge. In the case of an outside event at the Amphitheatre, the producing organization will determine ticketing and admissions policy.

Alcohol

Outside food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, are allowed at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. However, anyone under the age of 21 drinking an alcoholic beverage will be prosecuted to the extent of the local law.

Animals/Pets

Well-behaved pets are allowed on the premises during events. However, ushers may ask owners of poorly-behaved pets to leave.

BBQs

For the safety of our patrons, BBQs, hibachis, etc. are NOT permitted at the venue or any of surrounding parking areas.

Blankets

Picnic blankets are allowed at the Amphitheatre.

Box Office

Tickets are NOT sold for Montford Park Players’ events, as all shows are free and general admission. However questions or seat rentals can be directed to our Box Office at (828) 254-5146.

Chairs

You are welcome to bring your own portable and/or lawn chairs to the show.

Coolers and Picnic Baskets

Feel free to bring your own coolers and picnic baskets to the show. It is advisable that food is kept in a sealed container to prevent insects.

Courtesy

Montford Park Players is a family-friendly theater. Please do your part in promoting a family-friendly atmosphere by showing common courtesy to fellow guests and refraining from using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal or offensive behavior.

First Aid

In the case of an emergency, please seek first aid at our concession stand.

ID REQUIRED

ID is required for all patrons who wish to purchase alcoholic beverages (21 and older).

Intoxicated Patrons

Intoxicated patrons may be denied admittance to the Amphitheatre or be asked to leave if they are behaving in a disorderly fashion.

Lost and Found

“Lost and found” is located at the concession stand. MPP is not responsible for items lost, misplaced or stolen at the Amphitheatre. Items will remain in lost and found for thirty days.

Private Vending

Private vending (including selling of tickets) is prohibited within the Amphitheatre parking lot and grounds.

Recycling

MPP recycles and we encourage our patrons to as well! Recycling bins are located throughout the venue. Please do your part to ensure the beauty of our park by disposing of your trash properly and recycling all plastic and aluminum products.

Restrooms

Are located at the top of the hill, in the building near the ballfield

Smoking/Tobacco Use

Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking area near the restrooms. This includes electronic/vapor cigarettes.

Tables

Feel free to bring a SMALL table for your food and beverages. However we ask that you show courtesy with how much space it may take up.

Umbrellas

Personal umbrellas are allowed to be brought into the show, but please refrain from using golf or oversized umbrellas. All events are rain or shine, at the discretion of the producer. Alternatively, guests are encouraged to bring parkas or rain jackets in the event of rain so not to impede the view of those around you.

Weather

Events at the Amphitheatre are held rain or shine, however, an event may be cancelled at any time for the safety of the performers, and at the discretion of the producers. During the spring and summer months it is not unusual for large storms to come through in the afternoon and clear up for the evening. We encourage guests to please monitor the weather and dress accordingly. While we prefer you bring a rain coat or poncho, small umbrellas are allowed.

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