What to Expect

When you arrive at the June Tolliver Playhouse, please be aware there will be metal barricades at Clinton Avenue and Jerome Street. These are to close the street in front of the playhouse for the use by out patrons. Our attendants will direct you through the barricades and to parking in front of the playhouse.

There may be special events on some performance evenings. These may include win tastings, local musicians, craft vendors, food trucks, etc. Please check our special events page to see what may be going on and plan your arrival time accordingly.

Big Stone Gap has over 30 unique places to eat so you won’t go hungry while here. Many of the eateries are open late for you!

Prior to open of the house, you may visit the June Tolliver House and Folk Art Center, the Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Center, and our Playhouse Gift Shop.

The gate and box office open at 7:00 PM. If you have pre-purchased your ticket, ushers will help you to your seats at that time. There are two windows at the box-office. One for purchase at site, the other is a will-call.

Concessions are available at the stand located in the back of the theater.Programs are available for $2.00.

Local musicians provide pre-show entertainment beginning at 7:15.

At 7:45, our house band, Ol’ Dave and The Pickers, will play a selection.

There is a flag ceremony and the singing of The National Anthem at 7:50

Welcome and final information for patrons, including a reminder to silence cell phones, is at 7:55 and the show begins promptly at 8:00.

Please be aware that our show includes depictions of gunplay and a hanging. However, no low-life, no-account, murderous scoundrels are actually hurt in the production of the play.

With a ten-minute intermission, the show has an approximate runtime of one hour and fifty minutes.

In the event of rain, the severity and duration will be assessed and, if appropriate, the drama will continue when the rain passes. There is shelter available in the gift shop, at the box office, or under the picnic shed located on the cabin side of the theater. If the show cannot be completed, rainchecks will be issued to patrons to attend another performance.

Following the show, cast members will interact with the audience. Please feel free to ask them about their characters and the real-life people and events that inspired John Fox Jr.