The historic Abbeville Opera House is right in the middle of the 107th Winter Season and our theatre is more popular now than ever before. The doors to this wonderful old theatre opened 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. 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.
OPENING FRIDAY Arsenic and Old Lace5/7/2014
Meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers. A true American theatre classic playing February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 - 2016.
A Sneak Peak at Summer Season 20165/6/2014
Summer Season 2016 is just around the corner and here's a look at the three terrific shows for the 37th Summer Theatre Season at the Abbeville Opera House. DIAL "M" FOR MURDER by Frederick Knott - June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25. THE MARRIAGE GO ROUND by Leslie Stevens - July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23. DADDY'S DYIN' WHO'S GOT THE WILL by Del Shores - August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20. For more information about the shows and the upcoming Summer Theatre Season, click on SHOWS above and scroll down the page.
The Tony Award winning THE FOURPOSTER5/6/2014
The Best Play on Broadway in 1952, this moving chronicle of a husband and wife from their wedding night in 1890 until they leave the house that has been their home, 50 years later. The New York Times called it "the best comedy of the season." March 11, 12, 18 and 19 - 2016.
The Miracle Worker closes the 107th Winter Theatre Season5/5/2014
The Tony Award winner for BEST PLAY in 1960 and immortalized on stage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Performances on April 15, 16, 22 and 23 - 2016
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.”