The historic Abbeville Opera House is beginning its 37th Summer Theatre Season in June - and our theatre is more popular now than ever before. The doors to this wonderful old theatre opened 107 years ago on October 10, 1908 and in the first five years of its existence, Abbeville audiences enjoyed approximately 260 live performances on the magnificent 7500 square foot Opera House stage. We have twice received the South Carolina Governors Travel Award for Tourism and each season - as the Official State Theatre of South Carolina - we attract over 17,000 theatre patrons to our wonderful community each year. The historic Abbeville Opera House is located in Abbeville, South Carolina -- conveniently situated mid-way between New York City and Miami Beach. The theatre maintains an outstanding company of talented performers, technicians and staff - presenting two exciting and challenging theatre seasons totaling over 36 weekends of live theatre a year. The Abbeville Opera House is generally considered to be the catalyst for the revitalization of our historic community filled with antique, gift and curio shops, restaurants, hotels and bed and breakfasts. We invite you to join us and welcome you to our turn-of-the-century theatre.
NOW PLAYING . . . The Marriage Go Round6/27/2016
The perfect 'date night" comedy for couples of all ages. This Tony Award winning play was a tremendous Broadway success with a run of over 700 performances starring Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert and Julie Newmar. A stunning Swedish gymnast wishes to mate with a genius and produce the “perfect child.” She chooses a brilliant college professor who is an old friend of her family for this honor, which wouldn't be such a problem if he wasn’t already married. A brilliantly funny comedy filled with audience participation and guaranteed to leave you ‘rolling in the aisles.’ You don't want to miss this one! Playing Friday and Saturday, July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23.
A Sneak Peek at the 2016-2017 Winter Theatre Season5/15/2016
Here's a sneak peek at the upcoming 2016-2017 Winter Theatre Season at the Abbeville Opera House announced just last night at the 58th Annual Awards Night Celebration. Neil Simon's THE SUNSHINE BOYS starring Harry Anderson (of "Night Court", "Dave's World", "Saturday Night Live" fame) and Michael Genevie (long-time Executive Director of the Opera House) in September 2016. Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND in October/November. HARVEY by Mary Chase in February. THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK in March and THE BUTLER DID IT in April.
Summer Theatre Camps 20165/7/2014
Three exciting Summer Theatre Camps will be offered in June and July at the historic Abbeville Opera House. BROADWAY BOUND! will be held from June 27 to July 1 for 1st through 5th Graders. SIMPLY CINDERELLA (Performance Camp) will be held from July 11 to July 15 for 1st through 8th Graders. DR. SEUSS SUMMER SMASH! will be held from July 18 to July 22 for 1st through 5th Graders. For more information, costs, registration deadlines, etc. go to the top of this page and in the window on the right side of the screen, under "Want to Know More About Us" click on Opera House Youth Theatre. You'll be glad you did!
Get more enjoyment out of your theatre experience!.5/4/2014
At The Abbeville Opera House, we are committed to giving you the very best theatre experience possible from the moment you walk through the door and that includes helping you make informed decisions about which productions to see with your children. Be sure to inquire at the box office if the play is family friendly. In consideration of our many adult patrons, we ask that you do not bring children under the age of six into the theatre - except for our Youth Theatre performances. We appreciate your understanding. “Get a babysitter. You’ll enjoy the show a whole lot more … and so will the people around you.”