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


Adoration Praise Dance Academy recital

“Like Never Before”

August 23rd & 24th at 7:00PM

Tickets $10.00 for adults and children

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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 4 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. Advanced tickets will be reserved seating only. Tickets purchased at the door will be general admission tickets, with no reserved or assigned seating. 

Anniversary Magic

Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan

72nd Anniversary of the original opening of the North
7th Anniversary of Wayne Alan ownership
Sunday, Aug. 25-2:00 PM
Tickets $15.00 & 10.00-12 and under

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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 anniversaries.  Come celebrate your 2019 anniversary with us.  You will have fun as Mr. Alan amazes and amuses you with some original and unique close-up magical effects and illusions. Tickets $15.00 for adults and 10.00 for kids 12 and under. Call 434-793-SHOW (7469) to reserve tickets.

Great Beatles Tribute Band

Friday, Sept. 27-7:30 PM

Tickets $20.00 & 15.00

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This show commemorates the 50th Anniversary (Sept. 26, 1969) of the debut of the famous Abbey Road Album and 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles first performing in the USA.  Wonderwall will feature tribute medleys for both.                                                                  
The North Historic Theatre is proud to present the Triad’s own Beatles tribute band, “Wonderwall The Tribute”. 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 famous at what they do”. Audiences young and old can be found gleefully singing along with every word.


The Famous Allman Brothers Band Tribute Band

Saturday, Sept. 28-7:30 PM

Tickets $20.00 & 15.00

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Former Allman Brothers Band Keyboardist JOHNNY NEEL is a frequent guest, sitting in with IDLEWILD SOUTH for entire shows. Following Johnny’s first appearance with the band he said: “It was a pleasure to share the stage with IDLEWILD SOUTH, who truly represent the love and talent that The Allman Brothers Band were all about. I can’t wait to do it again!”
You can find IDLEWILD SOUTH playing across the Southeast from Biker Bars, to Concert Halls, Theaters, Community Events, Holiday Celebrations and Legendary Venues like Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill, NC, The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC, and Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, Georgia. IDLEWILD SOUTH is the only Tribute Band to ever play The Allman Brothers Band Museum, “The Big House”, in Macon, Georgia. IDLEWILD SOUTH will be playing GABBAFEST 2019 (Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association)
for the second straight year September 19 – 21, 2019.  Their mission is to continue to share the music of The Allman Brothers Band, insuring that “The Road Goes On Forever”……….

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

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

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 4-5-Virginia Halloween Festival

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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