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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.

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“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

 

Ghosts of The Lost Colony 2016

The 2016 Ghosts of the Lost Colony Has Begun! Step back in time with us as we uncover the mysteries of Roanoke Island through firsthand encounters with the ghosts of those who lived here. The history [...]

Ghosts of The Lost Colony 2015

The First English settlement in the New World completely vanished, without a trace, on Roanoke Island. Experience this historic event in an entirely new way as The Lost Colony presents: Ghosts of The Lost Colony.

Virginia Dare Day 2015

The Lost Colony & National Park Service, along with the Elizabethan Gardens cordially invite you to the 2015 Virginia Dare Faire, sponsored by Yadkin Bank. Celebrate the 428th birthday of Virginia Dare, Tuesday, August 18th, with events all day at Ft. Raleigh National Park! Virginia Dare Faire will be held at outside of the Lost Colony Administration Building from 10am-1pm.

Virginia Dare Babies Announced

Virginia Dare is one of the most influential historical figures to Roanoke Island. In celebration of her 428th birthday, The Lost Colony continues its beloved tradition of casting local infants in the performance. Traditionally, on August 18th, five babies perform throughout evening appearing in different scenes. Teachers, policemen, ministers, town officials, politicians, fishermen and businessmen have all been on stage as the first English child born in the new world. This year because an overwhelming amount of babies, The Lost Colony is excited to announce that the Virginia Dare celebration will continue to the next evening, August 19th, in which there will also be 6 infants in the production. Virginia Dare Day events are made possible with the help from event sponsor, Yadkin Bank.

Songs for Sunday Afternoon – Featuring Lost Colony Choir

The Lost Colony choir is excited to extend an invitation to their free concert on Sunday, August 9th at the Dare County Center in Manteo, NC. Directed by Jordan W. Prescott, this recital will feature popular favorites from Oklahoma! Violet, Carousel, and many other showstoppers you don’t want to miss! Songs for a Sunday Afternoon begins at 5:00pm!