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.
COMING SOON .... Harvey by Mary Chase12/27/2016
Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change. Performances are set for February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.
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 Abbeville Opera House will be holding auditions for the final two productions of the Winter Theatre Season, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and THE BUTLER DID IT on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 pm at the theatre. For more information scroll to the top of this page and click on AUDITIONS.
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.”