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 of ownership by Wayne Alan
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.
Songs of Frank Sinatra and the Big Band Sound Starring John Wilt-A benefit for the Salvation Army
Friday, May 5, 2017-2:00 PM special matinee for groups and general public
Saturday, May 6, 2017-7:30 PM-Tickets for both shows-$20.00 & 15.00
Crooner John Wilt will present a one-man show of Frank Sinatra’s classic songs. It will feature several of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits including “Day in, Day Out”, “For Once In My Life”, “Until the Read Thing Comes Along”, “Witchcraft”, “Luck be a Lady”, “All Or Nothing At All” and several other Sinatra classic tunes. The two shows will also feature historical film clips of Sinatra’s rise to fame as one of America’s premier singers.
Danville Comedy Club Show
Friday, May 12, 2017-7:30 PM
Red Skelton Tribute Show direct from Pigeon Forge
Friday, June 9, 2017-2:00 PM special matinee for groups and general public
Friday, June 9, 2017-7:30 PM-Tickets for both shows-$20.00 & 15.00
Brian Hoffman’s Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton, the longest running show at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel Casino and Spa on Flamingo in Las Vegas, is NOW performing in beautiful Smoky Mountain state of Tennessee. Pigeon Forge’s EXTREMELY “Family Friendly” Comedy Show is a hilarious blast from the past and fun for ALL AGES! Re-Live the Great Memories of the “Golden Age of Television”. The only show in Pigeon Forge paying tribute to “America’s Clown Prince”-Richard Bernard Skelton better known as Red Skelton.
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.
Tickets $25.00, $20.00 & $15.00 adults & $10.00 children 12 & under.
Virginia Christmas Museum
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 featuring exhibits of Christmas decorations from 1947, when the Historic North first opened, to the end of the 20th Century. Have fun and relive your 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, Hollywood and Christmas-both TV and Film, hear music favorites on an old 1950 Admiral record player 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.
Magic of Christmas 2017 Edition
Stage Illusion Spectacular
Saturdays-Nov. 25 and 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.
This 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.