Tickets & Info

Tickets are sold by The Lost Colony ONLY, no 3rd party sellers, etc

Donate your tickets

If you cannot attend the performance due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstance, you may change your performance date to a future date that season, or choose to donate your tickets to the Roanoke Island Historical Association, producer of The Lost Colony. This request can be made up to 5 minutes prior to the performance’s curtain by the ticket buyer. RIHA will send the ticket buyer a receipt for the tax-deductible portion of the ticket purchase.If you are issued a rain check ticket due to the cancellation of a performance, and you are not able to attend the show on another night during the season, you may choose to donate the tax deductible portion of your ticket to RIHA.


Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

We always advise that you purchase your tickets in advance to ensure preferred seating as all seats are reserved. If you wait until the night of the performance, we cannot guarantee seats will be available. The sooner you purchase tickets, the better choices you have in choosing your seats. We recommend at least a week in advance.

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets for all events at the Waterside Theatre may be purchased online, in person at the Ticket Office (check Ticket Office hours) or by phone at 252-473-6000.All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for ticketed performances at the Waterside Theatre. Children under the age of 5 are admitted to The Lost Colony and under 2 for the children’s show but still require a ticket.The Lost Colony can only guarantee tickets purchased through The Lost Colony Ticket Office, Kitty Hawk Kites and through the sole authorized ticket online provider, Patrons purchasing tickets through any third-party ticket brokers, such as StubHub, Ticketnetwork, Vividseats, Cheaptickets or any other individual reselling their tickets, assume full risk for potentially fraudulent tickets purchased or obtained through unauthorized vendors.My tickets are at Will-Call. How do I pick them up?Patrons may pick up already-purchased tickets at Will Call located at The Lost Colony Ticket Office during Ticket Office hours. Free ample parking is available. A photo ID is needed to claim tickets.

Can you reserve my seats and I will pay cash when I arrive?

Seats cannot be reserved without payment.Will my bag be inspected at the entrance?For safety reasons, The Lost Colony staff reserves the right to inspect bags and other items brought into the theatre.

What should I wear?

We are casual. Dress comfortably. Remember we are outdoors, so a light jacket is sometimes a good idea to have handy.

Can I bring my children?

Children are welcome! We believe The Lost Colony is an experience for the entire family. There are loud noises such as gun shots, so if your child is afraid of loud noises, use your best judgement. Only you know how attentive your children are and how they react to certain situations. Do keep in mind that if your child is causing distractions to the guests around them, you may be asked to move to the breezeway until your child settles down. You may bring a stroller down to the theatre, but they must be left in the breezeways, located at the back of the theatre, unattended and at your own risk.

Can I hold my child in my lap or do they need a ticket?

Everyone entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket even if there is not a charge for it. So they must have their own ticket for admission, but of course, may sit in your lap if they prefer that over a seat!

Can I bring my stroller?

You are welcome to bring your stroller. Strollers must be left in the House Breezeway located at the back of the theatre, unattended and at your own risk.

Can I bring my pet to the performance?

Except for service dogs assisting patrons with disabilities, pets are not permitted.Do you have accessible seating?Yes, the Waterside Theatre and SoundStage Theatre have accessible seating for patrons with disabilities. Please contact the ticket office in advance for assistance prior to making your purchase at 252-473-6000.

Do you offer Sign Language Interpreters?

If you need a sign language interpreter, please let us know two weeks in advance (the required time to notify our interpreter) and we will make every attempt to have one for you. Scripts are always available when sign language interpretation is not. This service is provided by the generous support of the Kealy Family Foundation.May I bring a camera or take pictures?Patrons are welcome to take pictures during the show, but we do ask that the flash be turned off. Due to copyright laws, videotaping of any kind is prohibited. If it is found that you are videotaping at any point, we reserve the right to hold your camera or phone until the end of the performance.

What is your smoking policy?

All our theatre facilities are smoke-free facilities. Smoking, including E-cigarettes and vaping, is only permitted outside the main gates of the theatre.

Can we bring an umbrella?

We do not allow the use of umbrellas in the theatre, as they are a distraction to other patrons. Rain ponchos are available in the gift shop.

Your purchase is risk free!

If you are unable to attend a performance, we welcome ticket exchanges up to 24 hours before the scheduled performance for a credit towards any future available show. There is NO FEE for changing your date. Your ticket purchase may always be turned into a tax-deductible donation to the theatre if you are unable to attend.I cannot attend a show that I am holding a ticket for – can I get a refund?All sales are final. No refunds will be given unless a performance is cancelled in its entirety and the ticket holder has purchased Performance Cancellation Insurance. You may exchange your tickets for another evening by calling the Ticket Office prior to the start of your scheduled performance.

We had a family emergency and had to return home. Can we get a refund?

We ask that you call the ticket office as soon as possible to work out an exchange.

What if I lose my tickets?

All prepaid tickets have the option of printing at home, will call or mobile device scan. If you lose your tickets just stop by the ticket office and we will gladly reprint your tickets.May I bring my own food and drinks?Outside food and drinks are not permitted in any of our facilities, with the exception of sealed bottled water. There are concession stands on both sides of the theatre as well as a beer & wine kiosk to the right of the entrance to the theatre. Both food and drinks are allowed in the seating area.

Should we wear bug repellent?

We recommend that you bring spray or other repellent with you. We do offer bug spray at the concession stands.

Do you have an ATM on site?

We do not. There are several ATM locations in Manteo, approximately four miles south.What times does the theatre open?The Breezeway areas, which house the concession stand, beer & wine kiosk and gift shop, open at 6:30 PM. Access to the seating area begins at 7:15 PM. The SoundStage Theatre doors open 15 minutes prior to an event held in that location.

Where are the best seats?

We believe that all of our seats are awesome! House Right seats offer the best view of the Queen's stage. House Left seats offer the best view of the Indian stage. Before buying your seats, have a good look at our seating map.What about parking?Once in Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, follow the signs to The Lost Colony or Waterside Theatre. Parking is free.What if I am going to be late to the performance?Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house management. You may be asked to wait at the top of the hill before being seated.Can I meet the performers?Immediately following a performance, there are performers available in the house left breezeway area to greet patrons and take photos. Meet and Greet performers will vary.

Do you offer Group Rates?

Yes, we do and we'd love to have your group! Find Group Discounts info here, or call 252.473.6000 and speak to Janelle for more info.

Are there places to eat or stay near the theatre?

Please visit the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau website for more information on lodging and dining options near The Lost Colony.Help! Something is disrupting my experience!We want everyone to have a memorable time when the visit The Lost Colony! We do understand that sometimes things happen that disrupt your experience. Our ushers are trained to handle challenges and they are eager to help you have a wonderful time. If you encounter any problem – with sound levels, other patrons’ behavior, seating issues, etc. – please notify the nearest usher. They will do all they can to help.What if I have additional questions not answered here?If you have any additional questions, please contact us by email at or by phone 252-473-2127. Your questions will be answered as quickly as possible.

Kids Night

Kids 5 and under are FREE every night at The Lost Colony, thanks to our sponsor, PNC. But Monday nights are even cooler ~ Mondays are Kid's Night, thanks to Kitty Hawk Kites, and all kids are free (12&under)! Games, demonstrations and other activities will have the theatre buzzing before showtime. So, pile them in the family truckster and head to the theatre! Note: The VIP Package is a discounted package and additional discounts do not apply.

Seating Chart

Ticket Info

  • Adult tickets start at ONLY $20
  • Kids ages 5 and under are FREE every night – Sponsored by PNC
  • Kids 6-12: half price
  • Teens 13-18: 10% off in selective seating
  • Groups of 15 Adults or more: Discounts available
  • BEST VALUE ~ The Lost Colony VIP Ticket. Get a Backstage Tour, Elite seating and a Souvenir Program
  • Discounts available for AAA, Military and Seniors in the Premier and Prime seating areas
All tickets are subject to NC Admissions Tax which will be added on at the end of the sale. All prices include a $2.50 per ticket processing fee.

Ticket Office

Hours (May 29, 2020 through August 21, 2020)
  • Mon-Sat : Noon – 7:45PM ET (phones)
  • Mon-Sat: Noon-Intermission (on site)
  • Sun: Closed


As you probably know, Outer Banks weather is unpredictable – raining during the day and then clearing up in time for the show. We make every effort to perform The Lost Colony while keeping our guests in a comfortable and safe environment.But we are outdoors, so here’s how it goes:  
  • Typically, no decision about the performance is made prior to 7:45 PM.
  • In a light rain, we will keep going and enjoy the added ambiance.
  • The performance may be delayed due to weather conditions.
  • If your performance is cancelled, you may receive tickets for another 2020 performance of The Lost Colony – Yep, you can come back! Just call our Ticket Office at 252-473-6000 to make these arrangements.

Performance Cancellation Insurance

Just don’t trust the weather? For only $5.00 per ticket you can purchase Performance Cancellation Insurance and receive a refund for the value of the ticket. If the show is cancelled after completion of Act 1, there are no refunds but you still can receive tickets to another 2020 performance of The Lost Colony.Performance Cancellation Insurance is available up to 24 hours before the performance. Refunds are only given if insurance has been purchased AND the show is cancelled. If patrons leave of their own volition and the show is performed, no refunds will be given. Refunds are not available the same date as the cancelled performance. Please contact the ticket office after 2PM the following day. If you would like to add Performance Cancellation Insurance after the initial ticket purchase, please contact the Ticket Office: 252-473-6000 at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled performance.