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”                                           
2018-Our 71st Anniversary and 6th Anniversary of ownership by Wayne Alan 

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


“Street Magic”


Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan

Saturday, Nov. 10-7:30 PM.

Tickets $15.00 and 10.00 for 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.

Stand-Up Comedy Show 


Von Michaels

Saturday, Nov. 17-7:30 PM

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Our Headliner Von Michaels is an up and coming comic who has performed at the famed Apollo Theater in New York City and is a six time winner of the Comedy Clash at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. He has opened for Damon Williams, John Heffron, Jon Reep and more.  Our professional Comedy Club Shows at The Historic North Theatre’s have an opening act, a feature performer and the headliner. All our shows are Rated PG, good clean adult humor. You may have seen our performers on TV and at comedy clubs around the nation.


Moscow Ballet’s

Great Russian Nutcracker


Tuesday, Nov. 20-4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Gold Circle* $79.00**-First 6 rows

*Gold Circle package includes premium seating, program book, and Moscow Ballet branded nutcracker.

Front Orchestra-$59.00**

Back Orchestra $49.00**
Balcony $29.00**

            **There is a $3.00 surcharge for all advance tickets bought at the box office and a $2.00 surcharge for all tickets bought at the door.

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Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! www.nutcracker.com

On the big screen

“It’s a Wonderful Life”
Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 PM.

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
2018 Edition-Two Shows

Saturdays, Dec. 22 and 29-7:30 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

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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