“Unto These Hills” Outdoor Drama | Cherokee, NC

How will Cherokee affect you?

Welcome to “Unto These Hills.”  Where Cherokee history dramatically comes to life.

A spectacular reimagining of the Cherokee story, “Unto These Hills” is an outdoor drama that stirs the soul nightly. With sensational artistry this critically acclaimed production portrays the gripping legacy of the Cherokee people through the zenith of their power, through the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, and finally culminating in the present day where the Cherokee people continue to rewrite their place in the world: a place based in traditional Cherokee values and modern sensibilities. Thousands of years in the making, "Unto These Hills" covers ritual, betrayal, love, action, suspense, and loss. Talented actors adorned in gorgeous regalia dance, sing, and exhilarate amid elaborate sets complete with fog and fire, haunting music, and thundering surround-sound effects.

Bring a blanket and someone to hold hands with.

As you enjoy the fresh air and the 2,100-seat, newly renovated Mountainside Theatre, it’s easy to be transported as the story unfolds thrillingly before your eyes. Join us and experience the power of Cherokee performing arts in a production certain to move you. It might be the perfect way to end your day before a comfortable bed in Cherokee calls your name.

“Unto These Hills” is performed at the Cherokee Mountainside Theatre, located at 688 Drama Road. Free parking for “Unto These Hills” ticket holders.
The 2017 season runs from June 3 to August 19.
The show starts at 8:00 p.m. nightly. The theatre is closed on Sundays.
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“Unto These Hills” General Admission Prices:

Adults: $20.00
Children 612: $10.00
Children 5under: FREE
Family Pack: Buy one adult ticket, get one child ticket free (general admission tickets only)
***Family pack is only available Monday through Wednesday.***
“Unto These Hills” Reserved Ticket Prices 
Adults: $23.00
Children 6–12: $13.00
Children 5under: FREE
Rain Insurance is $3.00 per ticket. Call the box office to get rain insurance with your ticket order up to the day before the show.

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 on group information please call 828.497.2111 ext. 215 or 866.554.4557 or contact us via email to
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; 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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