Frequently Asked Question

Frequently Asked Questions

what time does the show start?

The show starts at 8:00 p.m. with the house gate opening at 7:30 p.m.  The show runs approximately 2 hours with intermission.  Be sure to arrive early for a tour of Hickory Ridge Living History Museum which opens at 5:30 p.m. on show nights.

where are the best seats?

The Daniel Boone Amphitheatre, home to Horn in the West, has great seating throughout.  However, we recommend you take advantage of our V.I.P. Package.  Click HERE for information.

do you offer group rates?

Yes, we do!  Click HERE for Group Rate information.

Do i have to purchase tickets in advance?  and if so, how long in advance?

We advise that you purchase your tickets in advance to ensure that you get the seats you prefer.  And, the sooner you buy your tickets, the better seat choices you have! 

Can you reserve my seats and I will pay when I arrive?

We cannot reserve seats without payment in advance.

what should i wear?

Remember, we are an outdoor drama in the cool mountains of North Carolina, so dress comfortably and bring a light jacket or sweater. 

can i take pictures or videotape during the show?

Flash photography is not allowed because it is very distracting to the other audience members and the actors onstage.  Videotaping is prohibited due to copyright laws.  However, you are allowed to take non-flash pictures and are encouraged to share them on social media!

what is your rain policy?

In the event that the performance you are attending is canceled, an announcement will be made in the amphitheater.  Just present your ticket to the Concession Stand, Gift Shop, or Box Office staff immediately after the cancellation to obtain a Rain Check, which you can use at any other performance during the current season or a subsequent season.  NO rain checks will be issued via mailed-in tickets or next day pick ups.  Rain Checks are valid only on canceled shows.  If patrons leave of their own volition and the show is not canceled, no rain checks will be given.


While Rain Insurance is included in the V.I.P Package, General Admission ticket holders may purchase optional Rain Insurance.  Only $3 per ticket, Rain Insurance entitles the ticket holder to a FULL REFUND of the price of the seat (excluding applicable taxes) when a show is canceled.  Rain Insurance must be purchased at the time of the ticket purchase. Refunds are only given on show days after the show has been canceled and Rain Insurance has been purchased with the ticket.  Patrons who purchased Rain Insurance should MAIL IN THEIR TICKETS and request a refund.  If patrons leae of their own volition and the show is not canceled, no refunds will be given.

Are we allowed to use an umbrella during the show?

We do not allow the use of umbrellas during the show because they are a distraction to the other audience members.  Rain ponchos are available in the Gift Shop and Concession Stand for a minimum cost.

do you allow food and drinks in the theater?

Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Daniel Boone Amphitheatre.  However, we have a Concession Stand that is open before the show and during intermission.

Do you offer Sign Language Interpreters?

We do not offer Sign Language interpreters, but a copy of the script will be available at the ticket office.  Please call the ticket office in advance.

Is your theater wheelchair accessible?

Wheelchair seating is available.  Please call the ticket office in advance before making your purchase.

are service animals permitted at the performance?

Yes, Certified Service Animals are welcome.  To ensure the safety and comfort of our guests we do not permit pets to attend the performance.

is smoking permitted in the theater?

Smoking is not permitted in the amphitheater. 

what is your ticket exchange policy?

If you are unable to attend a performance or have a family emergency, we welcome ticket exchanges.  Contact the ticket office as soon as possible.  Your ticket purchase may always be turned into a tax-deductible donation to the Southern Appalachian Historical Association if you are unable to attend.

What if i lose my tickets?

If you lose your pre-paid tickets just stop by the ticket office and we will gladly reprint your tickets. 

do you have an atm on site?

We do not have an ATM on our grounds.  However, there are many locations nearby in Boone.