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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

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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 [...]

Dare Nights at The Lost Colony

  Dare Night Performances of The Lost Colony Scheduled The 2016 company of The Lost Colony is now performing their 79th season of the show that is the recipient of the Tony Honor For Excellence In Theatre In America. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III the company will once again celebrate “Dare Nights” when all locals are invited [...]

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