Flat Rock Playhouse: Rock Solid Campaign and $118,000 Match Gift

Mon, Mar 15
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse
Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse has launched its capital campaign, Rock Solid, in response to the effects of COVID-19. The campaign aims to preserve the legacy of the Playhouse, ignite the passion for theatre in the community, and revitalize the arts in Henderson County and beyond. The campaign kicks off with a generous match from David Leiman, meaning donors’ contributions will be matched dollar for dollar up to $118,000.


With the pandemic and government mandates still impacting live event venues, the Playhouse remains dark for the safety of patrons and artists. With performances on hold, the Playhouse has announced a capital campaign, Rock Solid, to preserve the viability of the State Theatre of North Carolina. Donations to this campaign will help to sustain the Playhouse through the following:

  • Maintain and build back the staff as the Playhouse carefully returns to producing;

  • Upgrades to technology;

  • Management of the historic facilities and grounds;

  • Ongoing operational needs; and

  • A “rock solid” infrastructure for long-term sustainability.

  • The Rock Solid campaign will be led not only by Playhouse leadership but also by a committee of community members committed to preserving professional performing arts, theatre arts education, and the history of the Playhouse. Dr. Pete and Jan Richards are co-chairing the Campaign Committee. These community members will be sharing their stories about the importance of the arts and their connection to the Playhouse throughout the duration of the campaign.