Wilmington's Premier Dinner Theater Experience

TheatreNOW Productions Presents...

TheatreNOW is Wilmington, NC's newest attraction and only dedicated dinner theatre venue offers a variety of dinner theatre shows, kid's shows, live music and movie events every week! Please check back regularly as we update our events or subscribe to our newsletter here to stay up-to-date on TheatreNOW Happenings.
Your ticket to a TheatreNOW dinner show typically includes a show and a 3-course meal, often with a choice of two or more entrées. Our shows start at 7pm and typically run 2 hours with breaks for food course service. Doors open for seating at 6pm. At that time you will shown to your seat, have your drink orders taken and served your appetizer course. With enough advanced noticed our kitchen is able to accommodate any particular dietary concerns or adjustments. Please make a note on your ticket order or call us at 910.399.3NOW (3669) for those adjustments. Also please make a note on your ticket order if you are celebrating a special event or for seating arrangements with other guests as we custom arrange our seating to accommodate party sizes on a per performance basis. All tickets are general admission seating. Beverages and service gratuity (for food service and beverages) are not included in your ticket price.
The Bard's Broads
Dinner Show. August 8-30.

followed by
The Bard is a Broad
Dinner Show. September 5-27.

TheatreNOW transforms to The Dirty Quill, a favorite stomping ground and local pub of a young Will Shakespeare. It is there that he's influenced by the "ladies" of the tavern. Eat, drink and be merry at this interactive and bawdy comedy and dine on an Elizabethan inspired 3-course meal. The Bard is a Broad, a sequel of sorts to The Bard's Broads, finds young Will back at The Dirty Quill and enchanted by Victor/Viola. Boys in dresses, girls dressed as boys dressed as girls---just another day to "Get Your Thrill at the The Dirty Quill!"

Tickets $32 adults. $18 for show only Not recommended for children. Parental discretion highly recommended. Beverages and food service gratuity not included.

MENU: “The Bard is a Broad”

First Course

“Cock-a-leekie” or Chicken & Leek Soup

Main Course  (Choose one)
Breast of Chicken in a Red Wine & Currant Sauce, Mashed Root Vegetables & roasted Red Cabbage
Beef Steak braised in spiced Red Wine & Cherry, served with Mashed Root Vegetables & roasted Red Cabbage
Vegetarian Meatless Pie: flaky pastry topped with meatless chunks, Root Vegetables, with a Curry Sauce & roasted Red Cabbage

Olde English Seed Cake


A Wilmington Horror Story
Horror Themed Dinner Show. October 3-November 1

By Anghus Houvouras, Calie Voorhis, Chase Harrison


Three tales of terror by three very talented local scribes served with a devilishly delicious three-course horror themed meal.


Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets $34/adult, $20 show only. Not appropriate for children. Beverages and food service gratuity not included.


Wicked Witch's Dip
Warm Spinach & Artichoke Dip, served with fresh Pita Chips

Entrée (Choose one)

Scary Scampi
Shrimp, lightly sautéed in Olive Oil with fresh Garlic & a splash of White Wine. Served with a Semolina Pasta Tombstone, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Parmesan

Devilish Chicken
Deviled Chicken Thighs (boneless) over seasoned Basmati Rice with toasted Almonds, Tomato Chutney & Spinach

Roasted Swamp Thing
Roasted Zucchini with sautéed Mushrooms & Garlic, over a Semolina Pasta Tombstone with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Parmesan

Dead Pudding
Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Parts Custard Sauce & Pistachio Dust

November 7 & 8. Fundraiser concert.

Join TheatreNOW in celebrating the music of Bryan Putnam and helping launch the production of this fascinating new show in development.

November 7 & 8, 2014

$28 General Admission
Hors d'ouevres at 6pm. Show at 7:30pm.

TheatreNOW Productions is proud to celebrate the original music from Blue Velvet the Musical, music and lyrics by Bryan Putnam. The concert style show features some of Wilmington, NC's best voice actors and musicians. Some of these songs have never been heard in public before. The evening will start with some heavy hors d'oeuvres at 6pm, followed by the show and a short break for dessert and coffee. Your ticket includes the concert, food and coffee. Beverages and service gratuity not included. Proceeds from this event go towards the future development of Blue Velvet the Musical.
Find more information about the project at
A Trailer Park Christmas
Holiday Dinner Show. November 21-December 21.
December 5th show SOLD OUT.
From Durham writers Rachel Klem and Jeffrey Moore comes the wildest, most absurd Christmas show ever! Journey to the Whispering Pines Trailer Park where Meemaw Hussey and her family gather to celebrate the holiday with some spiked Sunny D and tasty delights from Meemaw's kitchen. Lorraine and Dale, Meemaw's daughter and son-in-low, try and keep their kids, Dale, Jr. and Jolene, on the straight-and-narrow, but you know young'uns these days. Plus, there's a whole mess of neighbors like Ratsnake, Eddie Mac Taylor, Fancy Nancy and them that'll have you in stitches. Will a hurricane blow away the trailer park? Will Meemaw have to hock her spoon collection to pay the light bill? TheatreNOW presents this rowdy Christmas show that features live music, audience interaction and a whole mess of hilarity all served with a "city-fied" meal

Fun-filled and original opportunity for a company holiday party!

Une Soirée Cabaret
Elegant multi-course French dinner and cabaret-style entertainment: dancers, comedy, live music, burlesque, acrobatics, and more. Two seatings. Please check the website for details on this popular and truly original night out in the Port City! Please call or check the back here for details and tickets.
TheatreNOW is busy developing other special events including weekend cabaret performances, live music events, comedy night, and TheatreNOW's Theater of Food Series featuring real stories about food paired with tasting menus. Theatre Network of Wilmington, Inc., a non-profit organization will also be hosting monthly play readings, theatre networking events and theatre arts classes and a summer camp for kids. Keep checking back to the website, "Like" us on our Facebook Page, or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up-to-date on TheatreNOW Happenings.