The historic Abbeville Opera House is beinning its 109th Winter Theatre Season and we are more popular now than ever before. The doors to this wonderful old theatre opened 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.
YARD SALE at the Abbeville Opera House!10/20/2017
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! For the first time in our 109 year history, the Abbeville Opera House will be holding a Halloween Yard Sale at the historic theatre on Saturday, October 28 from 9 am to 1 pm. Precious and unique artifacts from the extensive collection of properties and set pieces used in various Opera House productions over the years will be available for sale. Everything from lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces (that actually work!) to rugs, carpets, knick-knacks, furniture, clocks, toys, draperies, books, tables, sofas, chairs and costumes will be available for sale. Each item will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity naming the show or shows that the items were used in on the stage of the official state theatre of South Carolina. Mark your calendars and get here early ... Saturday, October 28. Wowee, wow, wow!
CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS at the Abbeville Opera House10/19/2017
Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in this brand new seasonal classic. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents' exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school's Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. This show is destined to become a holiday classic. See it first at the Abbeville Opera House. Performances are December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show plays for ONE NIGHT ONLY9/29/2017
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (the movie!) will play FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY at the historic Abbeville Opera House. It is the perfect Halloween film and will play on the grand 7800 square foot Opera House stage on October 28 at 8:30 pm. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an interactive show and costume party that will begin in the theatre at 7:30pm. The movie will begin at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Those 18 and over are encouraged to dress up as your favorite Rocky Horror character. A cash prize will be awarded for Best Costume. The evening will be filled with lots of surprises so plan to arrive at least thirty minutes early. The price of admission will include a prop bag. No items other than those included in your complimentary gift bag will be allowed in the theatre. Please do not bring your own props. Gift cards are not valid for this performance. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Abbeville Opera House Box Office at (864) 366-2157 Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. You can also purchase tickets on line by scrolling to the top of the page and click on UPCOMING SHOWS in the small window to the right). Tickets will also be sold at the door. Business Manager Kathy Genevie says “don’t wait to get your tickets at the door because there is limited seating and The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be a sell-out fundraiser.
A Sneak Peek at the remaining Winter Theatre Season!5/16/2016
Here's a sneak peek at the rest of the shows coming soon to the Winter Theatre Season at the Abbeville Opera House. CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Donald Margulies plays on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 - 2017. VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang playing February 2, 3, 9 and 10 - 2018. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame on March 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17 - 2018 and JB by Archibald MacLeish playing April 6, 7, 8, 13 & 14 - 2018. Winter Season tickets will be available soon.
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.”