Evening Programs at Colonial Williamsburg – Yes, there is a night life in CW
Add a Little Drama to Your Nightlife! There is a night life in Colonial Williamsburg with their Evening Programs!
The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Evening entertainment includes signature favorites and new enchanting experiences.
Get tickets to take a spooky ghost tour or enjoy all of the fun without the fright on Haunted Williamsburg or Ghost Walk Junior, the official ghost tours of Colonial Williamsburg. Plus, enjoy other seasonal storytelling and staged experiences! Make sure to check out the plans for three weekends of Grand Illumination this year and remember the programs below would go great with a meal at Chownings Tavern or an evening of drinks on the Social Terrace!
For the full list of programming you can visit Evening Programs at Colonial Williamsburg or keep scrolling!
For this brand-new evening production, The Actors’ Lament: Or the Really Rotten Luck of the Fledgling Theatre Company, you, the audience, are invited to play a role from the beginning as the Company arrives to open its season. Despite the terrible luck of losing half their troupe at sea, overturning their wagon on the road to Williamsburg, and suffering multiple injuries as a result, the Company has held onto high hopes for a bright future! But as they stumble toward opening night, company intrigues and secrets are revealed. Will they open on time? Find out during this open-air evening theater entertainment at the Charlton Stage! Pets are not permitted.
Get tickets before September 9 to take advantage of our special $5 off presale.* The Actors’ Lament will be performed on the Charlton Stage. Purchase tickets now for Thursday & Saturday evenings 9/16 thru 11/6….
Sundays in October 2021 at 7:30 PM Charlton Stage
Sunday & Wednesdays in November & December 2021 at 7:30 PM Charlton Stage
In late 1718, a Royal Navy expedition, dispatched from Virginia, killed Blackbeard the pirate off the coast of North Carolina. Also at that same time, 15 members of his crew were captured and brought to the Public Gaol in Williamsburg.
They were tried for piracy at the Capitol by Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood in early 1719. Join in this recreation of the actual trial of Israel Hands, a member of Blackbeard’s crew.
Hear the evidence and make a judgment! How would you sentence a pirate?
Nightly at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Haunted Williamsburg runs nightly . It is the official ghost tour of Colonial Williamsburg.
From authentic 18th-century colonial ghost stories to creepy modern-day encounters,
Love a good scare or to hear a spooky story? How about a walking through Colonial Williamsburg at night with a ghost teller relaying authentic ghost stories from the 1700s? And maybe they will mention a few creepy recent encounters too. Sound fun? It is!!
And Haunted Williamsburg is the only tour with exclusive access to historic outdoor spaces, featuring costumed storytellers who share their unnerving tales. The event is a one-hour candlelit walking ghost tour takes you strolling through town, into gardens, and beyond the barriers to our most haunted sites.
That means you will have exclusive access to historic outdoor spaces, with costumed storytellers sharing their unnerving tales. The total event runs an hour and begins at the Play House Stage on Palace Green. Get your tickets online!
Fridays in October 2021 at 7:30 PM Charlton Stage
Mondays & Fridays in November & December at 7:30 PM Charlton Stage
You decide! Is Grace Sherwood a witch? Question witnesses. Weigh evidence. Finally, cast your vote for the guilt or innocence of “the Virginia Witch.” Not appropriate for young children due to subject matter and intense emotion.
Performance is outside at the Charlton Stage. You can see all the available performance dates, get your tickets online and learn more here.
Head down to the historic Duke of Gloucester Street (DoG St) for the newest fall tradition from Colonial Williamsburg, the Lighting of the Cressets. Enjoy the fall evening as they bring our 18th-century streets to life at night with strolling musicians. Stop and have a drink in a tavern or shop and dine at one of the Colonial Williamsburg shops or restaurants.
Or just go out in the evening air and enjoy the most enchanting of streets in America. Evenings are select Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from Sept 16th through Dec 18th. See the schedule here or check our daily calendar.
Junior Everyone loves a haunted tale! Bring the entire family for all of the phantom fun with none of the nightmares. Enjoy this 45-minute ghost tour of traditional spooky stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor.
Discounts on evening programs are available to all Annual, Good Neighbor, and Collegiate Pass holders. To receive that discount, passholders must purchase tickets in person at any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location, or by calling (888) 965-7254.