New seats coming to The Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre for 2022

A large swath of the seats had been removed as of Nov. 14, 2021. [NPS photo]

A project is underway to remove all 1,500 seats from Fort Raleigh National Historic Site’s Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony outdoor symphonic drama.

According to National Parks of Eastern North Carolina public affairs specialist Michael Barber, the seats were last fully replaced in 1997 and seats have been individually replaced or taken out of service as needed over the last 24 years.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is working with the Roanoke Island Historical Association to have the seats removed, and is preparing to contract for installation of new seats prior to the start of the 2022 season of The Lost Colony.

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