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


Friday, Oct. 26-7:30 PM

Classic Film Night

at Danville’s only classic theatre

Night of the Living Dead

Tickets only $5.00

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


Wayne Alan
World Champion Illusionist

Saturday, Oct. 27-7:30 PM
Tickets-$20.00 & 15.00
$10.00 for kids

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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.

Moscow Ballet’s

Great Russian Nutcracker

Tuesday, Nov. 20-7:30 PM

Gold Circle* $79.00-First 4 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

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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

Rescheduled-new dates to be determined

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.

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Bronze Producer

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Diamond Producer

Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Demont Design,

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Executive Producer

Centec Service Corp., Danville Paint & Supply, God’s Storehouse,

Habitat for Humanity, LGA Insurance Agency, Woodson Marathon Service Station,

Midtown Market, Moon River Thai Bistro, Salvation Army Thrift Store,

Sherwin Williams, YMCA


Clement-Wheatley, Courtyard Marriott-Holiday Inn Express, Pino’s Pizza, Western Sizzler

Associate Producer
We Support the Historic North Theatre & the Arts
Barbee Fabrics, Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., LLP

 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