(252) 473-2127
Location & Hours

Please Note: 2020 Season Cancelled in Response to COVID-19 Virus Concerns

Click here for more information and stay tuned for further updates.

More than 400 years ago, 117 men, women and children sailed from Plymouth, England, in an attempt to settle on Roanoke Island. They vanished just three years later. The only clue left behind was the word “CROATOAN” carved into the surface of an abandoned structure and the letters "CRO" carved into a nearby tree. The Lost Colony is their story.

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare. There is music, laughter, romance and dance in this epic outdoor drama written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green. The Lost Colony is performed summer nights by a company of more than 100 actors, dancers, singers and technicians in the historic outdoor Waterside Theatre overlooking the waters of the Roanoke Sound. This spectacular outdoor production received a Tony Honor for Excellence and will be celebrating its 83rd season in 2020!

The 2020 season runs May 29 - August 21, every evening, Monday through Saturday at 7:45 PM. Ask about the VIP package which includes great seats for The Lost Colony, a Backstage Tour, souvenir program and more! Monday nights are Family Nights where kids 6-12 get in free!

Tickets for The Lost Colony are between $20-35 for adults, with discounts for seniors, military and groups. Tickets are half price for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and younger are free. For tickets, call (252) 473-6000 or purchase online anytime at www.thelostcolony.org. Advance reservations are recommended.

Wednesdays at 2 PM & Thursdays at 10:30 AM join us for Mystery of the Lost Colony, a fun interactive children’s show performed in our air-conditioned SoundStage Theatre throughout the summer.