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The Lost Colony Play

The Outer Banks calls to visitors from across the map looking for a place where scenery and options for fun collide in perfect harmony. While the Outer Banks is a beautiful place to come and indulge in time soaking up the sun from the sand or making the most of time on the water, it’s also a destination rich in history that beckons guests to come and learn more. For those with a passion for pursuing connections between the present and past, booking a spot at The Lost Colony Play is a must while you’re visiting the Outer Banks.

Telling the Story of the Outer Banks with Dramatic Flair

The Lost Colony play has been a staple performance of the Outer Banks for 83 years and is produced by The Roanoake Island Historical Association. Originally written by playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony was first seen on stage in the Outer Banks in 1937 and today, continues to be just as appealing and intriguing to crowds that come to visit and learn. The production is a success thanks to over 100 volunteers each summer that give their time and talents to making sure the show continues on its incredible path. The show is considered a symphonic drama that highlights the history of the area, focusing on the explorer’s and settler’s journey as well as the birth of the first English child born in America named Virginia Dare. Complete with romance, humor, tragedy, dancing, and song, The Lost Colony is a captivating performance that promises to be as impressive as it is engaging.

Performance Specifics of The Lost Colony Play

One of the most unique factors pertaining to The Lost Colony is that it’s an open-air performance acted out on a stage that’s generally considered to be roughly three times the size of a traditional Broadway play stage. A team of dedicated technicians and designers work hard to bring the setting to life in a collection of vibrant colors, effects, and backdrops that create a moving visual scene. The Lost Colony is performed at Roanoake Island’s Waterside Theater each year with performances running 2 hours in length and the doors opening to guests with tickets at 7:15 pm for seating. Tickets can be booked for pre-show tours upon request but no matter what type of ticket you reserve, be sure to arrive at least 30-minutes prior to the doors opening.

Enjoy the Outer Banks

Whether you’re in town for the performances, nature, dining, or combination of it all, the team at Shoreline OBX has the vacation rental you’ve been searching for. Contact us today to start turning travel plans into a reality!