The play begins promptly at 8:30pm. Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.
Don’t miss your opportunity to experience one of the top attractions in the Outer Banks. The Lost Colony is widely acknowledged as the precursor to the modern American Broadway Musical. The drama is performed outside in two one-hour acts with a 15 minute intermission at the Waterside Theater located at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, and now you can purchase your tickets through Kitty Hawk Kites!
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An Outer Banks experience not to be missed! The 2022 Season of The Lost Colony celebrates the storied drama’s 85th Anniversary. Adapted from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green’s original symphonic drama, experience a spectacle featuring beautiful dances, award-winning costumes, a timeless story, and brand-new 3D projection imagery set on the Roanoke Island soundfront. Enjoy this 85-year-old Outdoor Drama under the stars.
Nestled along the shores of America’s most historic and mysterious island, over 100 professional actors, technicians and designers have gathered every summer since 1937 to honor the memory and re-tell the mystery of the brave people who came to build America’s first English Colony. The production is as epic as their story. The Lost Colony is a cultural treasure and the best family entertainment on the Outer Banks!
The Lost Colony educates, enriches, and entertains. Don’t leave the Outer Banks until you see The Lost Colony.
For 19 days each May over 200 actors, technicians, designers and volunteers rehearse to bring The Lost Colony to life for another summer season. The production is enormous. The stage itself is over three times larger than most Broadway stages in New York. 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.
The Lost Colony is widely acknowledged as the precursor to the modern American Broadway Musical. The drama is performed outside in two one-hour acts with a 15 minute intermission at the Waterside Theater located at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island.
The Lost Colony starts at 8:30pm every night. Our gates open at 7:30pm, and at that time you may explore our concession stand (run by the Manteo Lions Club), tavern (serving beer and wine), and gift shop! The house opens at 8:00pm, which means you are able to find your seat and sit and enjoy the fabulous sunset behind the theatre.
Parking is very close to the box office, but there is about a 150 yard walk from the box office into the theatre, so plan accordingly.