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.  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.

   Historic North Theatre
                                        “America’s Most Unique Theatre”                                           
2019-Our 72nd Anniversary and 7th Anniversary of ownership by Wayne Alan 

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



Classic Film Night at a classic theatre

Friday, Oct. 25-7:30 PM

Tickets only $5.00

This month is the 51st anniversary of this cult classic. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release for its explicit gore. It eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry, as a film deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.






Halloween Spooktacular Magic Show

starring Wayne Alan World Champion Illusionist

Saturday, Oct. 26-7:30 PM

Tickets-$20.00 & 15.00-$10.00 for kids

Our Halloween Magic Spooktacular is unlike anything the Southern Virginia/Carolina Region has ever seen. It is based on the old Ghost or Spook Shows of the 1940-50’s that were presented at theatres around the country. It will feature spooky and sometimes scary magic and illusion and it will feature a blackout-when the theatre goes pitch black and the ghosts will roam-considered the scariest 90 seconds of a person’s life.

Comedy Night-Monthly Comedy Club Show
Headliner Louis Ramey

Saturday, Nov. 9-7:30 PM
Tickets $15.00

Comedy veteran and world traveler, Louis Ramey loves what he does for a living, performing stand-up comedy over the past 20 years. Louis can be seen currently hosting TV Land Prime Movie Block’s. Other recent TV appearances include TBS Presents: A Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs, and TBS Promo’s Bitcoms. He has been all over TV and the Net. You have seen him as a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC Daytime’s The View and NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly among many other television appearances in the U.S., Canada and abroad. Voted by students as “Campus Performer of the Year”, Louis Ramey is a strong headliner who is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Friday the 13th Magic Show
Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan
Friday, Dec. 13-7:30 PM
Tickets $15.00 & 10.00-12 and under

Click on “TICKETS”-top upper left of webpage
See Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan and his award-winning sleight of hand magic up close and personal in the Gallery Mini-Theatre. Magic and illusion themed around Friday the 13th. You will have fun as Mr. Alan amazes and amuses you with some original and unique close-up magical effects and illusions.


On the big screen

“It’s a Wonderful Life”
Date to be determined

Tickets $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


Celebrity Magician and World Champion Illusionist Wayne Alan
2019 Edition-Two Shows

Tuesday, Dec. 17-2:00 PM Matinee

Saturdays, Dec. 21 and 28-7:30 pm

Tickets $25.00, 20.00 & $15.00

$10.00 children 12 & under.

Group Rates Available-call for info

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.

Virginia Christmas Museum

Call the box office-call the box office (434-793-7469) for times.

Tickets $4.00 Adults and $3.00 for Children/students $13.00 for a family.

Virginia Christmas Museum features 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 are sometimes on the tour.


2019 Season

Sat., Mar. 9-Band of Oz-Top Beach Music Band on Main Stage

Sat. Mar. 16-Wayne Alan Magic Show in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., Mar. 23-Comedy Club Night in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., Apr., 6-Wayne Alan Magic Show in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., Apr. 20-Comedy Club Night in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., May, 11-Wayne Alan Magic Show in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., May 18-Comedy Club Night in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., June 1 & Sunday June 2-Big Band Sounds of Dean Martin, Tony Bennet and rank Sinatra with John Wilt

Fri., June 7-7:30 PM-Houdini Magic “Show in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., June8-7:30 PM-Comedy Club Night in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., June 15-7:30 PM Richard Ruffalo, master motivator

Sat., June 15-Comedy Club Night in Gallery Mini-TheatreSat, July 20-“Patriotic Magic” Starring Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan

Fri.-Sat.,  Aug. 23-24-Praise Adoration Dance Recital on the Main Stage

Sun., Aug. 25-Anniversary Magic Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan

Sat., Sept. 7-Virginia Jazz Festival

Fri., Sept. 13-Friday the 13th Magic Show tour kickoff-in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., Sept. 14-Comedy Club Night in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat., Oct. 5-Healed and Broken-an original play

Sat., Oct. 12-Comedy Club Night in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 18-19-Camillia Williams Opera Festival on the Main Stage

Tues., Oct. 22-Wayne Alan’s Halloween Spooktacular on the Main Stage

Sat., Oct. 26-Wayne Alan’s Halloween Spooktacular on the Main Stage

Sat., Nov. 16-Comedy Club Night in Gallery Mini-Theatre

Sat.-Nov. 30-Virginia Christmas Festival

Tues., Dec. 17-Wayne Alan’s Magic of Christmas Magic Show on the Main Stage

Sat. Dec. 21-Wayne Alan’s Magic of Christmas Magic Show on the Main Stage

Sat. Dec. 28-Wayne Alan’s Magic of Christmas Magic Show on the Main Stage

To be rescheduled-Beatles Tribute Band-Wonderwall on Main Stage

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