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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?

“History comes to life”

The story and acting was heartfelt and that warmed us.The acting, costumes and sets were first class. It all made for a memorable evening.

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via TripAdvisor

“Amazing Show with VIP Backstage Tour”

The theatre, set, singers & performers were all fantastic & support staff very welcoming. A real gem of a place & must see when visiting the Outer Banks & Manteo.

Reviewed August 7, 2017 via TripAdvisor

“Amazing Dramatic History”

The play was very well done. We’ve been to several outdoor plays and this one ranks at the top. The costumes and sets were just as good as a Broadway play. You won’t go wrong going to this show.

Reviewed July 30, 2017 via TripAdvisor

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Virginia Dare Night Baby Auditions

Virginia Dare Night Baby Auditions held at The Lost Colony Events sponsored by First National Bank This year’s 80th Anniversary Season of The Lost Colony also commemorates the 430th birthday of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World to colonist Eleanor Dare on August 18th, 1587. The Lost Colony continues its long celebrated tradition of using real babies during the August 18th performance.  Being [...]

TLC Summer Children’s Show Begins-Jingle ARRGH the Way!

Sponsored by Outer Banks Ace, Jingle ARGGH The Way! Begins June 14th The Lost Colony is proud to announce the opening of our 2017 Children’s Show:  Jingle ARRGH the Way! on Wednesday, June 14th, at our Sound Stage Theatre. Jingle ARRGH the Way! is based on a story by Melinda Long, author of “How I Became a Pirate.” This musical pirate (Christmas) adventure on the [...]

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 [...]

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