When it comes to things to do in Danville, VA, the famous Historic North Theatre rates #1 for top entertainment and fun events. The 500 seat Historic North Theatre is a Danville landmark and tourist attraction; opened in 1947 and beautifully restored with 3.5 million dollars in 2005.


Historic North Theatre-“America’s Most Unique Theatre”

2018-Our 71st Anniversary and

6th Anniversary of ownership by Wayne Alan 

Call 434-793-SHOW (7469) to reserve tickets

Our goal is to entertain, amaze, uplift and inspire.  We do that with live family friendly shows, productions, concerts and classic films which produce a theatrical sense of wonder designed to bring a smile to your face and heart.


“Houdini Magic”
Wayne Alan
Celebrity Magician and
World Champion Illusionist
Saturday, June 23-7:30 PM

Tickets only $15.00 adults-10.00 kids

Harry Houdini is the most famous magician/escape artist to ever live. For a number of years Wayne Alan has been writing a book on this legendary mystery man. In this show Wayne will perform some of the magic and escapes that made Houdini famous as well as magic that is said to have fooled the great Houdini. Wayne’s award-winning sleight of hand magic will truly mystify you and you’ll have lots fun at this up close and personal show. You too will be awed and amazed! Houdini’s favorite photo of himself is pictured below.


By Orson Bean
Directed by
Guillermo Cienfuegos


Orson Bean and Alley Mills

July 14-7:30 PM-One Show Only

ALRIGHT THEN is the story of how two people, who by all odds should not have wound up together, have “made it”. The play is told through humor, pathos and the occasional song … and is an unforgettable night of theatre. Please join us for the true story and magical journey of these incredible artists.

Bean wrote ALRIGHT THEN as a companion piece to his 2016 hit, SAFE AT HOME, Winner of the LA Drama Critics “Best Solo Show of the Year” award. Alley Mills (The Wonder Years and CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful) joins her husband, veteran of film, stage and television, in their new two person show.

“80 heartwarming, soul-nurturing minutes. Watch and learn.” LA Times

“Don’t miss it. This show is a joy to experience with laughter abounding and moments of touching pathos. It is as good as it gets.”
Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

“Genuine and endearing … translates well on stage”

“Guillermo Cienfuegos directs this charismatic couple at a smooth, steady pace.”

Alley Mills

Guest Star Celebrity Assistant

TV’s Wonder Years
and CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful

starring in

Magic of the Masters

The World’s Most Famous Illusions


Wayne Alan

World Champion Illusionist


Sunday, July 15-2:00 PM

One Show Only






August 11-2:00 PM matinee & 7:30 PM evening

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL has been thrilling audiences and earning rave reviews since its sensational Off-Broadway debut. This touching and hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and sing and dance in the aisles! Follow five friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out … and you’ll recognize yourself in each of them! Described as “Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia” (Applause Magazine), and “As funny and outrageous as Sex and the City!” (The Advocate).GIRLS NIGHT is bursting with energy and packed with hits “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive” and more.

71st Anniversary of the Historic North Theatre


“Street Magic”


Wayne Alan
Celebrity Magician and
World Champion Illusionist
Saturday, Aug. 25-7:30 PM
Tickets only $15.00 adults-10.00 kids

TV Magician David Blaine made “Street Magic” popular with his first TV Special just over 10 years ago. Mr. Blaine took strong magic to the streets but for the first time the camera focused on the audience’s reactions, not just the tricks. It was a hit. Wayne Alan will try to evoke many of those same audience reactions with his award-winning sleight of hand magic. You will have fun at this up close and personal show. You too will be awed and amazed! David and Wayne are pictured below.

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Bronze Producer
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Executive Producer
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Sherwin Williams, YMCA

Clement-Wheatley, Courtyard Marriott-Holiday Inn Express,
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 2018 Christmas Season:

On the big screen

“It’s a Wonderful Life” 

December 2018

date to be determined

at 7:30 PM. $5.00 adults, $3.00 kids.

This classic film was shown here at The Historic North Theatre in 1947 when it first came out. You’ve probably seen it on TV, but we bet you have never seen this movie on the big screen as it should be seen. Start a new family holiday tradition here at the Historic North Theatre.






The Magic of Christmas

2018 Edition

Stage Illusion Spectacular   2018-dates to be determined

for tour groups and the public.     Buy Online Button

Tickets $20.00 & $15.00 adults & $10.00 children 12 & under.  

This live stage show stars Celebrity Magician and World Champion Illusionist Wayne Alan and is an exciting yet heart warming magic and illusion show themed around Christmas. The big stage production is full of family fun with not only amazing magic but also great music, including many of your favorite sacred and secular holiday songs. This holiday show is becoming the newest Christmas tradition in the region while also receiving national recognition. This wonderful show is inspired by the famous Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Christianity, the real meaning of Christmas, is woven throughout the show which closes with the dramatic “One Solitary Man” on the big screen.



Five Stars

Virginia Christmas Museum

December 2018

By appointment only.  Call the box office-434-793-7469.  Tickets $3.00 Adults and $2.00 for Children/students  $10.00 for a family.  The Carrington Gallery at the theatre has been transformed into the Virginia Christmas Museum christmas-musem-trees-of-decades-santafeaturing exhibits of Christmas decorations , artifacts and other memorabilia from 1947, when the Historic North first opened, to the end of the 20th Century.  Have fun and relive holiday memories of your youth and share them with your children and grandchildren.  Experience the joy of seasons past and see one of the largest collections of Nativities on the east coast, learn how Coca Cola changed Santa, see Hollywood and Christmas-both TV and Film, hear music favorites on an old 1950 Admiral record player, see Christmas trees from the decades and how they have changed and even vote for your favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater.  Two of the six rooms of the theatre’s Celebrity Bed & Breakfast, The Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe rooms will be decorated for the holidays and be on the tour.

Five Stars