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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?

“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!

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via TripAdvisor

“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.

Reviewed June 7, 2017 via TripAdvisor

“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.

Reviewed June 7, 2017 via TripAdvisor

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Folk-rock Band Dawes Coming to the Historic Waterside Theatre Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

On the eve of Independence Day, Sunday, July 3rd, enjoy folk-rock band Dawes, co-sponsored by 99.1 The Sound as part of their 20th Anniversary celebration. Get ready to groove to Dawes’ harmonies and 1960’s-70’s Laurel Canyon folk-rock instrumentals similar to that of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. “Rock’s thoughtful past has rarely sounded more vibrant,” according to [...]

2016 Children’s Show: Stellaluna And Other Tales Begins June 14, 2016

“A lovely treat for families to savor”   - The Chicago Tribune The Lost Colony is proud to announce that its 2016 Children’s show sponsored by ACE Outer Banks, “Stellaluna And Other Tales” is coming to the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island.  Based on the popular books by Janell Cannon, play written by Alyn Cardarelli, with music by Steve Goers, this [...]

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