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In 1587, 117 English men, women, and children came ashore on Roanoke Island to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. Just three years later in 1590, when English ships returned to bring supplies, they found the island deserted with no sign of the colonists.  After nearly 450 years, the mystery of what happened to the colonists remains unsolved.

The Lost Colony, is performed each summer on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Become immersed in epic battles, haunting Native American dances, elegant costuming, and beautiful music in this enormous stage production. The Lost Colony brings our nation’s oldest mystery to life.

Can You Solve America’s
Oldest Mystery?

“Amazing!”

My whole family enjoyed the wonderful performance of The Lost Colony. The costumes were amazing and the story was true to history. I can’t wait to see it again on my next visit to the Outer Banks. We did the backstage tour before the performance. I highly recommend it!

Reviewed July 25, 2016 via TripAdvisor

“Excellent performance”

The actors were amazing, the costumes and sets were so realistic, and the story kept us on the edge of our seats. This is a must do for any OBX vacationer!

Reviewed July 22, 2016 via TripAdvisor

“Great family time!”

I have not seen the Lost Colony since 1987. I don’t remember it being as good as it was last week! Loved it. I highly recommend this play. Historical entertainment.

Reviewed July 22, 2016 via TripAdvisor

Recent Blogs

 

PNC is the Presenting Sponsor for the 80th Anniversary Season

PNC Bank is the Presenting Sponsor for The Lost Colony’s 80th Anniversary Season The Roanoke Island Historical Association is pleased to announce PNC Bank as the Presenting Sponsor of its 80th Anniversary Season production of The Lost Colony. This is a pioneer role for The Lost Colony, as the production has never named a Presenting Sponsor since opening eight decades [...]

Ghosts of The Lost Colony

Ghosts of The Lost Colony 2017 The First English settlement in the New World completely vanished, without a trace, on Roanoke Island. Experience this historic event as The Lost Colony presents: Ghosts of The Lost Colony. Join a team of ghost hunters who have discovered hot spots believed to be associated with spirits of The Lost Colony of 1587 and [...]

Local Auditions for The Lost Colony 2017

Local Auditions for the 2017 Season of The Lost Colony! On Saturday, February 18, 2017 The Lost Colony will hold local auditions for its upcoming 80th anniversary season! Local residents have long been a part of the production of America’s oldest Outdoor Symphonic Drama, and it is the hope of the production’s artistic staff that this summer will carry on [...]

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