The historic Abbeville Opera House is in the middle of its 108th Winter Theatre Season and our theatre is 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.
Alice in Wonderland opens Friday October 289/12/2016
The Abbeville Opera House announces the second production of the 108th Winter Theatre Season, Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND. An all star cast brings to life this incredible tale of a young girl. One day, while reading poetry, Alice spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. Alice follows the rabbit through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. Experience a world of wonders in one great play. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm on October 28, 29, November 4, 5, 11 and 12.
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.
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.”