“Unto These Hills” Outdoor Drama | Cherokee, NC

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It’s time. For a safe and triumphant return “Unto These Hills.”

The season premiere of “Unto These Hills” signals an exciting, new day in Cherokee—one with extra considerations and safety precautions for you and your family. More than six million people have loved the heart-wrenching action and soaring triumph of this telling of the Cherokee story. Since its debut on July 1, 1950, “Unto These Hills” has told the tale of Cherokee life from 1780 to the twenty-first century. This is the original production, the Kermit Hunter version, performed again under the stars.

Bring a blanket, a mask, and an appetite for heart-pounding drama.

As you enjoy the fresh air and the 2,100-seat, newly renovated Mountainside Theatre, it’s easy to get lost in the Cherokee story of struggle and uplifting triumph. Experience the power of Cherokee performing arts in a live production certain to move you. And now, in a safe and secure venue.

Extra safety assurances for you and your family.

To make sure everyone enjoys the show, we’ve created an environment with precautions meant to keep everyone coming back for years. And that begins with the three Ws:

Wash your hands, 
Wait six feet apart, and
Wear your face covering. 

Pretty easy, right? From there, you’ll find your seat in a new seating plan, socially distanced from other patrons. Try to stay within your seats and out of the aisles as much as possible. Be assured that high-touch areas are disinfected using XForce COVID-19 Disinfectant daily.

While at the Mountainside Theatre, all patrons must follow these requirements:

  • Wear a face mask at all times after exiting your vehicle, except when actively eating or drinking. Eat or drink only when seated.
  • Wear a face mask when you are seated, unless you are actively eating or drinking.
  • Wear a face mask any time you are not in your seat. This includes visiting the concession area, retail area, and the restrooms.
  • Observe social distancing any time you are outside of your seat.

Our retail operations and concession stands will be open at 7:00 p.m. and remain open through intermission. All retail and concessions will close after intermission. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only prepackaged food, popcorn, bottled drinks, coffee, and hot chocolate can be offered this season.

 Safety starts before you arrive. 

You and your family will be asked to take part in a health check/temperature screening upon your arrival. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s a necessary step in our community safety process. And before you arrive, you should perform a pre-screen health check, looking for any COVID-19 symptoms. A handy tool can be found here: https://landing.google.com/screener/covid19?source=google

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:

Our box office agents will be happy to reschedule you for another night.
Any individual with a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees will be refused entry to the venue.

If you’re unable to adhere to those guidelines, you will be asked to leave the theatre without a refund. Please help everyone around you enjoy the show.

“Unto These Hills” is performed at the Cherokee Mountainside Theatre, located at 688 Drama Road. Free parking for “Unto These Hills” ticket holders.
May 29, 2021 to August 14, 2021
There is a preshow at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. nightly.
The theatre is closed on Sundays.
There will be 10:30 a.m. matinee shows on June 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. 

“Unto These Hills” General Admission Prices:

Adults: $28.00
Children 612: $18.00
Children 5under: FREE
“Unto These Hills” Reserved Ticket Prices 
Adults: $39.00
Children 6–12: $31.00
Children 5under: FREE

Cancellation insurance is included with the purchase of your ticket. To review weather policies, visit CherokeeHistorical.org or call 828.497.2111

Click here to purchase your now.

You can also bundle your ticket with admission to the Oconaluftee Indian Village! Click here.

Cherokee Mountainside Theatre Group Prices:
Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Custom itineraries can be made to include other cultural attractions and/or events. Groups are encouraged to make advance reservations and must pay in full at least two weeks prior to date of arrival. Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance to receive a refund.
For any questions about group information, please call 828.497.2111 ext. 205 or 866.554.4557; or contact us via email to groupsandtouring@cherokeeadventure.com.

Other ways to purchase tickets: To purchase tickets by phone, call toll free 866.554.4557. Tickets are also available at the Cherokee Historical Association Box Office at 564 Tsali Blvd., across the street from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian (off Highway 441N), from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., and at the Mountainside Theatre (during summer season only; located at 688 Drama Road) from 4:00 p.m. until showtime. Paid reservations are held for late arrival. All tickets are held at the box office (cash, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted). We do not accept personal checks at any of our box office locations.

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