Opening Night – The Lost Colony
Friday, May 29, 2020
We’re back for our 83rd Season! Welcome our 2020 Cast and Crew at Opening Night of The Lost Colony!
Thursdays at 6:15 PM
June 11 – August 20
Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I.
Mystery of the Lost Colony
Wednesdays 2 PM & Thursdays 10:30 AM
June 17 – August 20
Join John and his sister, Sam, on an adventure of historic proportions as they encounter the lost colonists of Roanoke and become part of the story! Sir Walter Raleigh, Old Tom, Eleanor Dare, Simon Fernando and other characters from The Lost Colony tell the mysterious history of how Queen Elizabeth I of England sent a colony to the New World and share the discoveries, joy and troubles the colonists faced while on Roanoke Island. This show is great for children and families of all ages!
Enjoy the show in our air-conditioned SoundStage Theatre.
Virginia Dare Night
August 18, 2020
Celebrate Virginia Dare’s 433rd Birthday with us on August 18! Virginia Dare will be played by real babies in the show this evening! Stay tuned for more details.
Closing Night – The Lost Colony
August 21, 2020
Show your support of The Lost Colony’s 83rd Season and send the cast and crew off with much love and appreciation, this is the last show for our 2020 Season!
The Lost Colony Wine, Beer & Culinary Festival
September 25-27, 2020
The 4th Annual Lost Colony Wine, Beer & Culinary Festival begins on Friday, September 25th, 2020 with a fabulous Vintner’s Dinner at downtown Manteo’s 108 Budleigh. It continues Saturday, September 26th with the Grand Tasting on the beautiful and historic grounds of the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island, home to America’s longest running outdoor symphonic drama The Lost Colony. On Sunday, a Sparkling Wine Brunch will be held, details TBD. Tickets for the Grand Tasting go on sale July 1!
Roanoke Island is the site of America’s first English colony to arrive in the New World in 1587. The colonists’ disappearance has never been solved and remains our country’s oldest mystery. It is also the birthplace of America’s first English child, Virginia Dare.
The only silent witness remaining to these events is the Mother Vine, America’s oldest cultivated grapevine. Dated to be more than 400 years old, its myths and history is interwoven with the Colonists and Virginia Dare, and the story of American wine. At The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival, Old World wine and New World wine is celebrated on the site where Sir Walter Raleigh’s colonists discovered the New World and its abundance of “grapes of such greatness, yet wild, that France, Spain nor Italy hath not greater.”
The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival is a fundraising event produced by the Roanoke Island Historical Association, a 501 3(c) non-profit whose mission is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, NC – primarily accomplished by the annual production of its symphonic outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs. All funds raised from The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival will benefit The Lost Colony production.