Welcome to The Lost Colony
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.
“A Must Go!”
Lost Colony is now celebrating its 80th anniversary season and I can see why! Nothing beats live theatre outside, add on top of it, sitting in the actual place that the story took place! Bravo! Bravo!
“Beautiful spot to see a fascinating play”
The actors are enthusiastic, talented and the setting makes for a memorable evening. It’s connection to the actual event made it even more special. You won’t be disappointed.
“Theatre & History”
Backstage tour was great, really enjoyed learning more of the history of the area, the show, the Lost Colony, and the annual preparations for the show! It truly helps you appreciate so much more of the work that is done to bring the show to the stage every summer.