On July 4, 1937, The Lost Colony symphonic drama opened to a “Standing Room Only” audience of over 2,000 guests. Few watching that night would have guessed then that The Lost Colony would be celebrating its 80th Season in 2017. The performance written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Paul Green, has been performed more than 4 thousand times and seen by more than 3 million patrons. More than 5 thousand aspiring artists have performed at the historic Waterside Theatre, including Andy Griffith, Leon Rippy, Chris Elliott, Eileen Fulton, Terrance Mann, Carl Kasell, and RG Armstrong.

Take Your Seat Now and you will play a role in assuring that The Lost Colony production continues for generations to come. Endowing a seat at the Waterside Theatre will build The Lost Colony ’s Endowment Fund which is essential to the production’s future. Your purchase of a seat is a donation and is tax deductible by the full extent of the law.

In celebration of the upcoming 80th Anniversary Season of The Lost Colony, the Roanoke Island Historical Association is now offering endowed seats in the Waterside Theatre at $250. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor someone special or commemorate a loved one.

An engraved plate with a personalized inscription will be affixed to your seat, creating an enduring remembrance that will help sustain the production for the next generation to enjoy. Make the Best Seat in the House YOURS! Please Take Your Seat Today.

$200 of this gift funds the Lost Colony Endowment; the remaining $50 goes to the Lost Colony General Operating fund from which the costs of imprinting the seat plate, shipping and affixing the plate to the seat is expensed, and other theatre repairs.

For more information, please call 252 473-2127, or email

Endow Seat Now

Keep the dream alive.

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