Wilmington's Premier Dinner Theater Experience

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 (one of which will always be a vegetarian option). 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 be 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.
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!

First Course
Grab Yer Spoon Soup
Hearty veggies & whatever else from Meemaw's pantry in a ribs-sticking creamy broth

Entrée (Choose one)
Dale's Big Ol' Porterhouse Porkchop
Grilled and swimming in Country Gravy. Served up with a mess o'Fixin's


Lorraine's “Gor-may” Crab-stuffed Flounder
Served with Country Tartar Sauce & all the Fixin's


Grandpap's Beef Brisket
Slow-cooked & tender with a rich Gravy & Country Fixin's


Dale Junior's No Meat Vegetable Plate
Dee-licious country Fixin's, guaranteed to fill you up!


Jolene's Oven-fried Buttermilk Chicken
A juicy boneless Breast & Thigh, served up with Country Gravy & all the Fixin's

Bitsy's Trifle Cake with Gelatin, Fruit & Cream
December 18.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Show at 8pm.
Cover charge $10.
Tapas dinner menu available.

Join Wilmington's Downtown Diva's for a holiday drag dinner show!
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.


French Lentil Salad with Beet Vinaigrette

Main Course
Classic Coq au Vin: Chicken Breast & Thigh in a luscious Red Wine Sauce with Bacon, Onions, Mushrooms & Parsley Potatoes
Vegetable Risotto with Truffled Pea Coulis & Shaved Parmesan
Lamb Shank with Red Wine, Rosemary & Citrus. Served with Creamy Polenta & Chef's Vegetables
(There is a $10 upcharge for this entrée)
Twin-4oz. Lobster Tails: butter-poached & served with Vegetable Risotto & a
White Balsamic-Herb Reduction
(There is a $12 upcharge for this entrée)

Brie with Honeyed Walnuts & Berry Compote

A Trio of Chef's Choice

January 9-February 14, 2015
Love Happens by Richard Orloff
Love Happens by Richard Orloff

LOVE HAPPENS follows a year in the lives of two couples, one beginning their relationship and one approaching their fiftieth anniversary. As the younger couple progresses from meeting and dating to the challenges of living together and commitment, they get advice and testimony from the older couple, who develop problems of their own when they’re influenced by the younger pair.

Tickets are $30 adults, $20 show only
Valentine’s Night Special menu tickets are $45/$80 couple
Shows Friday & Saturday nights Jan 9-Feb 14
Doors open at 6pm. Show at 7pm. General admission.
Reservations requested.
Beverages and food service gratuity not included.

Artichoke & Veggie Salad with Buttery Croutons & Herb Dressing

Main Course (choose one)
Mahi Filet with Avocado Cream, fresh Tomato Salsa, & House-made Chick Pea-Corn Tamales


Chicken Breast Marsala over Rice Pilaf with Chef's Vegetables


Potato Gnocchi (dumplings), in a House-made Marinara Sauce, topped with Crispy Eggplant & Shaved Italian Cheese

Chocolate Almond Truffle Cake with Mocha & Grand Marnier Sauce
Upcoming shows. Check out our March-August offerings of local history and renowned local authors!

TheatreNOW 2015 Season


Jan 9-Feb 14: Love Happens by Richard Orlaff. 

Romantic comedy dinner show.

Feb 20-March 21: Top O’the Mornin’ with Faith & Beggora by Penny Kohut. Comedic Irish talk & dinner show.

Mar 27-May 2: Still Bitchin’: Rude Bitches Make Me Tired 2 by Celia Rivenbark adapted by Zach Hanner. 

Comedic etiquette dinner show.

May 8-June 19: Raney by Clyde Edgerton. 

Southern comedy dinner show.

June 26-Aug 1: Summers at Seabreeze by Zach Hanner. 

Musical revue dinner show.

Aug7-Sept 5: Joni & JT in Jail by Mirla Crist. 60’s musical revue dinner show. 

Sept 11-Oct 3: Yet-to be-named Super Hero Comedy/Mystery by Hank Toler. Breakfast-for-dinner (‘Blinner') Show.

Oct 9-Oct 31: Wilmington Horror Stories

Halloween themed dinner show.

November 6-December 20: Dinner shows. TBD.

December 31: NYE Party. TBD.

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.