The Lost Colony Tickets, Prices & Information
- Adult tickets start at ONLY $20
- Kids aged 5 and under are FREE every night – Sponsored by PNC
- Kids six to twelve: Half Price
- Teens 13-18: 10% off
- Groups of 15 Adults or more: Discounts available
- BEST VALUE~ The Lost Colony VIP Ticket. Get a backstage tour, Premier seating and a souvenir program ~ See Details Here
- Character Dinners: Meet characters from the show. Enjoy dinner, a souvenir program, backstage tour and Premier seats at The Lost Colony Available after February 15th
~See Details Here
Discounts available for AAA, Military and Seniors in the Premier and Prime seating areas.
*All tickets are subject to NC Admissions Tax which will be added on at the end of the sale. All prices include a $2.50 per ticket processing fee.
Kids 5 and under are FREE every night at The Lost Colony, thanks to our sponsor, PNC. But Monday nights are even cooler ~ Mondays are Kid’s Night and all kids are free! Games, demonstrations and other activities will have the theatre buzzing before showtime. So, pile them in the family truckster and head to the theatre! Note: The VIP Package is a discounted package and additional discounts do not apply.
Hours (May 21, 2017 through August 19, 2017)
- Mon-Sat noon – 7:45pm ET. (phones)
- Mon-Sat noon-intermission (on site)
- Sun: Closed
- Phone: 252-473-6000 (252-473-2127 during the off season)
The Ticket Office is located in the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Follow the signs to Waterside Theatre.
We typically don’t cancel a performance before the 7:45 curtain time. As you probably know, Outer Banks weather is unpredictable – raining all day and then clearing up just in time for the show. If a performance is cancelled on account of the weather, we will announce this at the venue. A performance may be delayed up to one hour because of rain or other weather conditions. We will proceed with a performance in light to moderate rain.
If the show is cancelled before the completion of Act I, you may receive a refund if rain insurance has been purchased or you may choose to receive tickets for another performance (based on availability). If cancelled after completion of the first act, there are no refunds but you still may receive tickets to another performance in the same summer. If rain insurance was not purchased and the show is officially cancelled, you may exchange your tickets for another performance. Refunds or exchanges will not be made that evening. Please visit or call the Ticket Office any time after the cancelled performance to receive a refund or receive tickets to another performance. The Ticket Office opens at 12PM Monday through Saturday.
Rain insurance is available at $5 per ticket and may be purchased when purchasing your show tickets up until 24 hours prior to the performance. Rain insurance entitles the patron to a refund for the value of the ticket price minus a $2.50 non-refundable processing fee (included in ticket price). Refunds are only given if insurance has been purchased and the show is cancelled before completion of the first act. Same day purchase of insurance is not permitted.
The Lost Colony does not offer refunds due to poor weather conditions nor due to scheduling conflicts, illness, or other personal issues. Refunds are only offered if the performance is cancelled under the terms stated above.
If insurance has been purchased on a VIP or Character Dinner ticket, the refund is only for The Lost Colony portion of the package, not the entire package. Backstage tours and other amenities added to a ticket are non-refundable.
If you cannot attend the performance due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstance, you may change your performance date to a future date that season, or choose to donate your tickets to the Roanoke Island Historical Association, producer of The Lost Colony. This request can be made up to 5 minutes prior to the performance’s curtain by the ticket buyer. RIHA will send the ticket buyer a receipt for the tax-deductible portion of the ticket purchase.
If you are issued a rain check ticket due to the cancellation of a performance, and you are not able to attend the show on another night during the season, you may choose to donate the tax deductible portion of your ticket to RIHA.
What time does the show start?
The show starts at 7:45 pm, seating begins at 7:15 pm. The lobby areas open at 6:00 PM. We suggest you arrive at least one half hour prior to curtain. The show runs approximately two hours with an intermission.
Where are the best seats?
We believe that all of our seats are awesome! House Right Prime seats offer the best view of the Queen’s stage. House Left Prime seats offer the best view of the Indian stage. Before buying your seats, have a good look at our seating map.
Do you offer Group Rates?
Yes we do! Click here for Group Information.
Are there places to eat or stay near the theatre?
Please visit the Outer Banks Convention and Visitors Bureau website for more information on lodging and dining.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
We always advise that you purchase your tickets in advance to ensure preferred seating. If you wait until the night of the performance we cannot guarantee seats will be available.
How soon do I need to purchase my tickets?
The sooner you buy your tickets, the better choices you have in choosing your seats. We recommend at least a week in advance.
Can you reserve my seats and I will pay cash when I arrive?
Seats cannot be reserved without payment.
What should I wear?
We are casual. Dress comfortably. Remember we are outdoors, so a light jacket is a good idea to have handy.
Can I bring my children?
Children are welcome! We believe The Lost Colony is an experience for the entire family. There are loud bangs, so if your little one is scared of loud noises, use your best judgment. We love children and offer family programming on many occasions, but some shows may not be appropriate for younger audiences based on the nature of the content or on the need for quiet during certain pieces. If you have a question about whether a specific show is appropriate, call the box office at 252-473-6000. Only you know how attentive your children are and how they behave. Do keep in mind that if your child is causing distractions to the guests around them, you may be asked to leave your seat until your child settles down.
Can I hold my child in my lap or do they need a ticket?
Everyone entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket even if there is not a charge for it. So they must have their own ticket for admission, but of course, may sit in your lap if they prefer that over a seat!
Can I bring my stroller?
You are welcome to bring your stroller. Strollers must be left in the rain shelters located at the back of the theatre, unattended and at your own risk.
Is your theatre wheelchair accessible?
Wheelchair seating is available; please call the ticket office in advance for assistance before making your purchase. A limited amount of wheelchairs are also available for patrons who require them.
Do you offer Sign Language Interpreters?
If you need a sign language interpreter, please let us know two weeks in advance (the required time to notify our interpreter) and we will make every attempt to have one for you. Scripts are always available when sign language interpretation is not. This service is provided by the generous support of the Kealy Family Foundation.
Can we take pictures during the show?
Yes. We ask that you turn your flash off. Also note that due to copyright laws, videotaping is prohibited.
What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is not permitted in the theatre.
Can we bring an umbrella?
We do not allow the use of umbrella’s in the theatre, as they are a distraction to other patrons. Rain ponchos are available in the gift shop.
Your Purchase is Risk Free!
If you are unable to attend a performance, we welcome ticket exchanges up to 24 hours before the scheduled performance for a credit towards any future available show. There is NO FEE for changing your date. Your ticket purchase may always be turned into a tax-deductible donation to the theatre if you are unable to attend.
We had a family emergency and had to return home. Can we get a refund?
We ask that you call the ticket office as soon as possible to work out an exchange.
What if I lose my tickets?
All prepaid tickets have the option of printing at home, will call or mobile device scan. If you lose your tickets just stop by the ticket office and we will gladly reprint your tickets.
Can we bring food and drinks?
Outside food and drinks are not permitted. The Manteo Lion’s Club operates two concession stands inside the theatre.
Should we wear bug repellent?
We recommend that you bring spray or other repellent with you. We do offer “OFF” brand spray at the concession stands.
Do you have an ATM on site?
We do not. There are several ATM locations in Manteo, approximately four miles to the south.