A traditional and exciting Outer Banks experience, The Lost Colony is a musical event that has been performed on Roanoke Island every summer since 1937, making it the longest running outdoor symphonic drama in the country. The winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Excellence in the Theatre, this show will wow guests of all ages as it tells the tale of the English settlers who disappeared from Roanoke Island between 1587 and 1590.
If you are planning to include this exciting performance into your Outer Banks vacation, we recommend making a day of it. There are lots of great family friendly activities on the island, whether you visit Island Farm, Roanoke Island Festival Park or The Elizabethan Gardens. After you afternoon of learning and fun, you can get ready to see The Lost Colony by partaking in the Character Dinner or the Backstage Tour!
The Character Dinner is perfect for families with young children, as you get to enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while meeting with characters from the play and trying on authentic costumes. There are special gifts included for children, and a special backstage tour that takes place before the show’s performance begins. You even get to end the night with a cast meet and greet directly following the performance.
This year’s show unfolds at 7:00 p.m. every evening (except Fourth of July weekend) from Thursday, May 26 to Saturday, August 20, 2016 and tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 252-473-6000.
Looking for a nearby place to stay? Seaboard Hotels’ own Surf Side Hotel is located just 15 minutes away in Nags Head, North Carolina!