The historic Abbeville Opera House's 37th Summer Theatre Season has come to a close and our 107th Winter Season is just around the corner. Set to open with Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds in just a few weeks, our theatre is more popular now than ever before. 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.
Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS flying into the Winter Season5/10/2014
The opening production of the 107th Winter Theatre Season will be Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS directed by Jimmy O. Burdette. The story of the mysterious masses of birds that have begun to violently attack at high tide, driving strangers to take refuge in an isolated, abandoned house by the sea, now makes its way to the Abbeville Opera House. Opening Winter Season 2015 on Friday, October 23 at 8pm.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs5/9/2014
The 1912 Broadway version of the famous fairy tale as it was presented in New York and then presented on the Abbeville Opera House stage in 1914. You do not want to miss this incredible tale of the wicked queen, the beautiful Snow White, the deadly apple and the seven little people. November 13, 14, 20 and 21 - 2015
A very special Christmas production ...... THE NATIVITY STORY5/8/2014
The classic Christmas story that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Told through beautiful scenes and classic Christmas music, this is a wonderful non-season ticket production for the entire family. Don't miss it! December 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19 - 2015.
Arsenic and Old Lace in February5/7/2014
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.
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, 19 and 20 - 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