The Best Family Entertainment On The Outer Banks!

About Lost Colony:

At A Glance

  • Visit us on the web at:
    www.thelostcolony.org
  • Email: Click Here
  • Address: 1409 National Park Drive Manteo 27954 Click for map
  • Phone: 252-473-2127
  • Latitude: 35.936665
  • Longitude: -75.711022
  • Hours: Ticket Office Mon-Sat Noon-9PM, May 12- Aug. 22
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted.
    Cash, Checks
  • Entry Fee: Tickets run from $10 for kids 12 and under to $40 for a VIP Package
  • Age Requirements: All ages
  • Season: May 30- August 22, 2014
  • Handicap Accessible? Yes
  • Helpful Hints: Be sure to inquire about Rain Insurance!
The Best Family Entertainment On The Outer Banks!

Bursting with action and excitement, The Lost Colony is America’s Outdoor Drama and the best family entertainment on the Outer Banks!

Over thirty years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, a group of 117 weary men, women and children waded ashore on Roanoke Island in July 1587 to establish the first permanent settlement of its kind in the Americas.  Recruited by Sir Walter Raleigh, among these settlers was John White, his pregnant daughter, Eleanor Dare, her husband Ananias and the Indian chief Manteo who had become an English ally during a previous visit in Britain.

They unloaded their belongings and supplies and repaired on old fort previously erected on the island. On August 18, 1587 Eleanor Dare gave birth to a daughter she named Virginia, thus earning the distinction of being the first English child born on American soil. Ten days later, John White departed for England promising to return with more supplies. It was the last time he would ever see his family.

Three years later, John White returned to Roanoke Island on his granddaughter’s third birthday only to find the settlement deserted, plundered and surrounded by overgrown brush. On one of the palisades, he found the single word “CROATOAN” carved into the surface, and the letters “CRO” carved into a nearby tree.  The 117 pioneers of Roanoke Island had vanished into the great wilderness and into folklore. Their collective fate to this day remains unknown and is considered to be America’s greatest cold case.

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 of the brave people who came here to build a new country.  The production is as epic as their story.  Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony is a cultural treasure and the best family entertainment on the Outer Banks!


Share | |

Must Dos:


The Lost Colony

The Lost Colony

Bursting with action and excitement, The Lost Colony is the exciting outdoor drama telling of America’s first English colony. 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 of the brave people who came here to build a new country. The production is as epic as their story. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony is America's Outdoor Drama and the best family entertainment on the Outer Banks! $10-$40

Character Dinner

Character Dinner

Tuesdays & Wednesdays on the Outer Banks means…Family Fun Night at The Lost Colony! Meet the cast before the show, have the kids photos taken with our actors. It’s a night of memories that will last a lifetime! No fighting traffic, or rushing at the restaurant to get to the theatre on time, it’s all here for you! $28-$50

How I Became A Pirate

How I Became A Pirate

Imagination & fantasy run wild in this hour of family fun! For over 40 years the cast of The Lost Colony has produced a show just for kids. Join us in the air conditioned comfort of an intimate setting as you share this Outer Banks tradition with your kids! And this summer we’ll be flying the Jolly Roger! Terrific songs like “A Good One To Boot,” “Green Teeth,” “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy,” “You’ve Got to Talk Like a Pirate,” “Pirates Dot Aaargh!,” and many others will have you rolling in the aisles and leaving the theatre secretly wishing for Braid Beard and the gang to one day pay you a visit. $10

The VIP Experience

The VIP Experience

With our VIP package, you get it all…and at a BIG discount. Of course, everyone is treated like a VIP when they come to the Waterside Theatre, but those who get The VIP Package just get…more! It’s a $50 value for only $40 per person ($25 kids 12 and under) $25-$40


Share | |

Scheduled Activities & Programs:


Theatre Arts Camp

Theatre Arts Camp •

. . . More Info


Theatre Arts Camp

Theatre Arts Camp • $175

Our five-day camps provide children the opportunity to work with members of The Lost Colony company to explore their . . . More Info



Share | |
Haunted History

Haunted History

Tue, April 22nd 2014 08:30 p.m.

Step back in time as you are guided in and around the historic Waterside Theatre where students will learn the mysteries of the island, the history of the colony and meet the ghosts of those who lived here. Learn first-hand why Sir Walter Raleigh sent his colonists here, what they hoped to accomplish and the history changing outcomes of their journey. The history of our modern America began here…experience it in an entirely new way. The Lost Colony, America’s longest running outdoor drama, is thrilled to present this new interactive theatrical experience! More Info...


More Entertainment & Events:



Haunted History - Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 08:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.

Haunted History - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 08:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.

Comedy Tonight! - Friday, April 25th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

An Evening With Heywood Banks - Saturday, April 26th 2014 08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Preview Night at The Lost Colony - Thursday, May 29th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Friday, May 30th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Friday, May 30th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Saturday, May 31st 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Saturday, May 31st 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Monday, June 2nd 2014 07:30 p.m. -

Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Night at The Lost Colony - Monday, June 2nd 2014 07:30 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 06:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Wednesday, June 4th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Wednesday, June 4th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Thursday, June 5th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Friday, June 6th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Friday, June 6th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Saturday, June 7th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Saturday, June 7th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Monday, June 9th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Night at The Lost Colony - Monday, June 9th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Tuesday, June 10th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Tuesday, June 10th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Wednesday, June 11th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Wednesday, June 11th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Thursday, June 12th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Friday, June 13th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Friday, June 13th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Saturday, June 14th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Saturday, June 14th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

1964- The Tribute - Sunday, June 15th 2014 08:00 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.

Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Night at The Lost Colony - Monday, June 16th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Monday, June 16th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Tuesday, June 17th 2014 02:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Tuesday, June 17th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Tuesday, June 17th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Wednesday, June 18th 2014 02:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Wednesday, June 18th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Wednesday, June 18th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Thursday, June 19th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Friday, June 20th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Friday, June 20th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Saturday, June 21st 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Saturday, June 21st 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Night at The Lost Colony - Monday, June 23rd 2014 07:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Monday, June 23rd 2014 07:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Tuesday, June 24th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Tuesday, June 24th 2014 02:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Tuesday, June 24th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Wednesday, June 25th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Wednesday, June 25th 2014 02:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Wednesday, June 25th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

Tea With The Queen - Thursday, June 26th 2014 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

The Lost Colony - Thursday, June 26th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Friday, June 27th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Friday, June 27th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Saturday, June 28th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Saturday, June 28th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Monday, June 30th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Night at The Lost Colony - Monday, June 30th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Tuesday, July 1st 2014 06:30 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Tuesday, July 1st 2014 02:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Tuesday, July 1st 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 06:30 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 02:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Thursday, July 3rd 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Tea With The Queen - Thursday, July 3rd 2014 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

The Lost Colony - Saturday, July 5th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Saturday, July 5th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Monday, July 7th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Night at The Lost Colony - Monday, July 7th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Tuesday, July 8th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Tuesday, July 8th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Tuesday, July 8th 2014 02:00 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Wednesday, July 9th 2014 02:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Wednesday, July 9th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Wednesday, July 9th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Thursday, July 10th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Tea With The Queen - Thursday, July 10th 2014 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Friday, July 11th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Friday, July 11th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Saturday, July 12th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Saturday, July 12th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Night at The Lost Colony - Monday, July 14th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Monday, July 14th 2014 07:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Tuesday, July 15th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Tuesday, July 15th 2014 02:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Tuesday, July 15th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Wednesday, July 16th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

How I Became A Pirate - Wednesday, July 16th 2014 02:00 p.m. -

Character Dinner Nights - Wednesday, July 16th 2014 06:30 p.m. -

Tea With The Queen - Thursday, July 17th 2014 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

The Lost Colony - Thursday, July 17th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Friday, July 18th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Friday, July 18th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lost Colony - Saturday, July 19th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

20/20 Weekends At The Lost Colony - Saturday, July 19th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

The Lovin’ Spoonful - Sunday, July 20th 2014 08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Roanoke Island Coupons OneBoat Videos Roanoke Island Restaurant Daily Specials Roanoke Island Shopping & Sales Roanoke Island By Day Roanoke Island Nightlife Outer Banks Fishing Report Subscribe to Mailing List

Photo Gallery:

The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery The Lost Colony Photo Gallery