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


Saturday, Mar. 16-7:30 PM

“Magic With Heart “

Celebrity Magician

Wayne Alan

See Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan and his award-winning sleight of hand magic up close and personal in the Gallery Mini-Theatre.  You will have fun as Mr. Alan amazes and amuses you with some original and unique close-up magical effects and illusions. Mr. Alan has never produced a rabbit out of a hat but he has a lot of other original magic up his sleeve.  Tickets $15.00 for adults and 10.00 for kids.  Call 434-793-SHOW (7469) to reserve tickets.

 Saturday, Mar. 23-7:30 PM

Stand-Up Comedy Club Night

Tickets $15.00

Our monthly comedy show will have an opening act, a feature performer and a headliner. The shows feature good clean humor with professional comedians.  The Headliner is Matt Bergman who has been performing at clubs and colleges since he was in college pursuing a degree in criminal justice. After graduating, he realized he was afraid of criminals and decided stand-up comedy was the way to go.   As it turns out Bergman made the right decision quickly becoming one of the most sought out comedians working today. His ability to relate to any audience has allowed him to work with comics from Mike Birbiglia to Bruce Bruce and any audience in between. He’s a favorite at colleges across the country and was selected to be a part of the Inaugural Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta.  On August 27th, 2014 Bergman’s debut CD “A Little Bit Balder Now” was released on Itunes landing him at #15 on the comedy charts and in the Fall of 2014 he made his TV Debut on AXS TV Live at Gotham. The feature performer is JD Etheridge out of North Carolina.

Saturday, Apr. 13-7:30 PM

Great Beatles Tribute Band


Tickets $20.00 & 15.00

The North Historic Theatre is proud to present the Triad’s own Beatles tribute band. “Wonderwall The Tribute”, concert on April 13th, 2019. Come hear your favorite Beatles’ tunes performed with raw and spirited fashion, while remaining true to original recordings.
“Wonderwall The Tribute” has headlined theatres and festivals, including The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, with Beatles protégé and Apple Artist, Jackie Lomax. George Harrison produced and composed two songs for his 1968 album, “Is This What You Want?”.
Chuck Martin, Doug Dennis, Marcus Horth, and Stan Bullock have built a solid reputation as “a premier Beatles cover band”, and they are “unquestionably expert at what they do”.  Audiences young and old can be found gleefully singing along with every word.



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

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

Tuesday, Dec. 17-2:00 PM Matinee

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

Weekends in December 2018
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 be on the tour.

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