* What is the venue like?
The Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue at 401 Church Street NW in Valdese, NC . We share a parking lot with the Trail of Faith. The theatre seating capacity 573. We are currently limiting audiences to 250 to account for a modicum of social distancing. Except for our VIP tickets on the runway, all other seating is first come, first served.
*Do I need to wear a mask?
We do encourage all patrons to bring masks during this time of Covid Consciousness and wear your mask when visiting our concession stand, beer/cider tent, restrooms and other places you will be within 6 feet of patrons not in your party.
* Do I need to bring my own chair?
You are more than welcome to bring your own chair. Many people find it more comfortable to do so. We also have chairs available for you, so if you don't want to bring one, NO WORRIES.
* Is the amphitheater handicap accessible?
Yes, it is! There is a paved sloping path down to the seating area and wheelchair safe access at the back of the seating area.
* Do you provide ASL?
For the first time, thanks to the Morganton Humanist Alliance, the October 23 performance will have 2 ASL interpreters on hand to service our ASL speaking community!
* Can we dress up?
Absolutely! Why should the cast have all the fun?
*Can we bring props?
Since we have a lot of wildlife at the amphitheatre, we will only allow certain props. The approved list is as follows: Bubbles or birdseed (instead of rice.. NO RICE ALLOWED, it is dangerous for our wildlife), rubber gloves, newpapaers, noisemakers, water guns, party hats, and glowsticks/flashlights/lighters.
We will have "prop bags" for sale with all you need for $6 per bag.
NO RICE, SILLY STRING, TOAST, OR HOTDOGS (PLEASE, NOOOOO!) These items, as stated, are not good for our wildlife and we would hate to upset the rabbits, foxes, cats, dogs, and other animals who live with us.
* What if it rains?
We get wet. We only cancel in case of torrential downpours or lightning. If we are forced to cancel a show, we will give you a rain check for another performance. Refunds are only available for the final performance.
* Can I bring in food/drink?
We do offer a concessions stand with light refreshments (popcorn, candy, chips, peanuts, drinks etc..) All of our concessions are $1 so we find it is honestly cheaper for you to buy from us instead of the store. We are awaiting an okay from the NC ABC board to be able to offer beer and hard cider for these performances (fingers crossed!) Beer and Cider will be sold for $3 for beer and $4 for cider. Again, you can't beat those deals. We ask that NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL be brought into the venue. This is a violation of ABC laws and our permit and we will be fined greatly (and so will you!)