The historic Abbeville Opera House is bringing its 38th Summer Theatre to a close in August with the wonderfully funny production of DADDY'S DYIN', WHO'S GOT THE WILL? - and our theatre is more popular now than ever before. The doors to this wonderful old theatre opened 107 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.
Harry Anderson & Michael Genevie are THE SUNSHINE BOYS!8/20/2016
Neil Simon's hit comedy, THE SUNSHINE BOYS, kicks off the 108th Winter Theatre Season and is guaranteed to be one of the most highly anticipated events of the winter season with the reunion of the Abbeville Opera House dream team of Harry Anderson and Michael Genevie – this time playing comedians in Neil Simon's popular comedy The Sunshine Boys. Lewis and Clark are a vaudeville duo who, despite their comedic chemistry onstage, can’t stand each other offstage. The shenanigans that ensue when these seasoned stage partners are coerced to reunite for a CBS television comedy special will likely make this ticket one of the hottest and most hilarious – of the Opera House Winter Season. DON”T MISS IT!
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.”