• Plan Your Visit

  • Holiday Hours: The Playhouse is Closed December 23-January 2

  • Hours — Reservations Required

    • Tuesday-Friday 9:30-5:00 pm

    • Saturday 9:30-3:30 pm August-May (9:30-5:00 pm June & July)

    • Closed Sundays and Mondays

    Due to the global pandemic, we are requiring play reservations for both members and nonmembers so that we keep the number of families low enough that you can play with space and peace of mind. Please use the buttons below to make your play appointments. If you have difficulty using the form, call 828-263-0011 and we can help you. Sometimes we get last minute cancellations and might be able to slip you in.

    Masks are optional on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and required on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please click here to see all our COVID-19 precautions. 

  • Admission Fee

    • Members: FREE!

    • Nonmembers: $6 per person  plus tax (1 year-adult)*

    • Infants 12 months and younger are free!

    • $1 discount for active duty military personnel with a valid identification card

    *The $6 admission fee is already significantly discounted for our visitors and members. Our operating cost comes out to about $12 per person per visit, but because we are a non-profit, your admission fee is offered “below cost” and is supplemented by donations, grants, and fundraisers. Additionally, The Children’s Playhouse offers free or reduced-price memberships to qualifying low-income families. Click here to donate.

    Holiday Hours & Inclement Weather Policy

    The Children’s Playhouse will be closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st. We strive to be open on snowy days and in inclement weather, we will announce our status on Ray’s Weather and on Facebook

    How to Find Us

    The Playhouse is located behind the Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on King Street and near the intersection of King Street and the 105 Extension. Due to the median on King Street, it is no longer possible to turn left into our driveway. If you are approaching us from the west (i.e. Downtown Boone or the ASU campus), please follow the second set of directions below.

    From E. 421 or Hwy 105: Although our address is 400 Tracy Circle, The Children’s Playhouse is easy to access from King Street if you are approaching Boone from the east on 421 (i.e. Winston Salem) or from the South on 105.Visitors using gps systems may wish to set the gps for 381 E. King Street, which will bring you to our parking lot.

    From W. 421/King Steet: Due to the median on King Street, it is no longer possible to turn left into our driveway. If you are on West King Street/421 heading East, please follow these directions: After you pass Earth Fare on your left, turn left at the light unto Councill Street, veer right onto Edgewood which will take you behind Grace Lutheran Church, stay straight and you will now be on Tracy Circle. You may set gps to 400 Tracy Circle.

    From Tracy Circle, we are located on the right after Mac Street and before Buena Vista Drive.

    Reach The Children’s Playhouse by Bus

    The Orange and Green East Appalcart bus lines pass by The Playhouse on King Street. For more information on Appalcart routes, visit https://www.appalcart.com/bus-routes or download the NextBus app.

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