When it comes to things to do in Danville, VA, the 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”

2017-Our 70th Anniversary and

5th Anniversary 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.



August 2, 3, and 4

from 9:00 AM till noon
Children 8-15 years old
$90.00 per child

Limited to only 31 students

20 Free Scholarships Available

Danville Comedy Club Show

& Marilyn Monroe Look-A-Like Contest

winner wins $100.00 appearance at the Aug. 25 Anniversary show

Friday, August 11, 2017-7:30 PM                Tickets $15.00

The Comedy Club show features an Opening Act, a Feature Performer (to be announced)  and our Headliner Ivan Martin.  Our standup comics have appeared at top clubs in the country (and a few at the bottom) and have shared the stage with numerous famous comics.  The show is presented on the gallery stage with a comedy club/night club setting with beer and wine available.   The Historic North Theatre’s monthly comedy show has good, clean, award winning fun.  You may have seen our performers on TV and at comedy clubs around the nation.
This month’s headliner is Ivan Martin.  All though, he grew up in a house full of sisters, his upbringing is the reason for his “Gentleman Comedy”. Ivan started his comedy career in VA Beach while in the NAVY, after residing in Virginia he relocated to the City of Baltimore where he was quickly embraced by the comedy community. He begun to perform at Comedy Clubs and Colleges around the country, also is a frequent performer at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone Comedy Club and Cinema Cafe where he is known as a favorite. In Baltimore, he known for being one of the most diverse comedians on the scene.

70th Anniversary Reception and Comedy Magic Show

Starring Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan

in the Gallery Mini-Theatre 


August 25, 2017-7:30 PM-

Tickets-$25.00 & $20.00 for kids

Light refreshments and Marilyn Monroe Look-A-Like plus see Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan and his award winning slight of hand magic up close and personal.  You will have fun as Mr. Alan amazes and amuses you with some original and unique close-up magical effects and illusions.    


Set the World on Fire

Adoration Praise Dance Academy

on the Main Stage

August 25th & 26th at 7:00 PM-$5.00 & 4.00 kids

Adoration Praise Dance Academy (APDA) will be presenting their recital, “Set the World on Fire”, on August 25th & 26th at 7:00pm at the beautiful Historic North Theatre. APDA’s students have been working hard all summer on their dance technique and routines, which will be showcased during this performance. These praise dance routines consist of many different types of dance, like jazz, funk/hip-hop, lyrical and contemporary, including dancers’ ages 3 years old to adult. This promises to be a fun, clean, exciting performance for the whole family! The performance is open to the public and tickets are available in advance or at the door.

Halloween Spooktacular 2017 Edition

Stage Illusion Spectacular    


Saturdays-Oct.. 14, 21, & 28 at 7:30 PM. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 2:00 PM-Special matinee for tour groups and the public.     Buy Online Button

Tickets $25.00, $20.00 & $15.00 adults & $10.00 children 12 & under.  

Five Stars

Virginia Christmas Museum

November-December 2017

Starting Nov. 11, 2017- open 2 hours before all shows and one hour after plus Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM 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

Magic of Christmas 2017 Edition

Stage Illusion Spectacular       

Saturdays-Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 at 7:30 PM.   

Wednesdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 2:00 PM-Special matinees for tour groups and the public.

Tickets $25.00, $20.00 & $15.00 adults & $10.00 children 12 & under.  Buy Online Button

magic-of-christmas-2017This live 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 RadioCityMusic 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 and a Living Nativity on stage.