The historic Abbeville Opera House is in the middle of its 108th Winter Theatre Season and we are more popular now than ever before. The doors to this wonderful old theatre opened 108 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.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK held over at the Abbeville Opera House3/15/2017
The opening weekend of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK was SOLD OUT and so are the remaining performances this Friday evening and Saturday afternnon. With only two remaining performances left of this remarkable show - Friday, March 24 at 8pm and Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 pm, the Opera House has scheduled a HOLD OVER performance for this Saturday night at 8pm. THE ONLY REMAINING TICKETS AVAILABLE are for Saturday night, March 25 at 8pm. Make your reservations now! Tickets are going fast! For more information about ticket availability, call the Abbeville Opera House Box Office at (864) 366-2157.
NOW PLAYING . . . The Diary of Anne Frank2/27/2017
The next production on the stage of the Abbeville Opera House is the Pulitzer Prize winning play, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. This powerful Abbeville Opera House multi-media production directed by Michael Genevie will open on Friday, March 17 at 8pm. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 17, 18 and 19 and again Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. Don’t miss this challenging and thought-provoking production. For tickets call the box office at (864) 366-2157 or order on line by clicking on Shows above and scrolling down the page.
A Sneak Peek at the upcoming Summer Theatre Season!5/15/2016
Here's a sneak peek at the shows coming soon this summer to the Abbeville Opera House. In June, we open with the American Musical Theatre masterpiece, HELLO DOLLY playing June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24. HELLO DOLLY is a terrific show for the entire family and is guaranteed to be a sure-fire sell out! In July, a brand-new and hysterically funny comedy by Canadian playwright Londos D'Arrigo, HARRIS CASHES OUT plays on July 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. This is a perfect show for tour bus, seniors and church groups! Don't miss it! DEARLY BELOVED will play August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. The Futrelle Sisters are back ! If you enjoyed our recent holiday production of CHRISTMAS BELLES - you will LOVE this show!
THE BUTLER DID IT closes the Winter Season in April6/15/2015
This highly successful Off-Broadway comedy thriller centers around struggling producer/director/playwright, Anthony J. Lefcourt, who hopes that his latest whodunit, The Butler Did It, will revive his sagging Broadway career. The Butler Did It will keep you guessing — and guffawing — from the opening curtain until the final scene in which all is revealed. A terrifically funny way to close the 108th Winter Theatre Season. Performances are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21, 22 and 23, 28 and 29. Don’t miss it!.
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.”