See a Show at Amelia Community Theatre on Amelia Island

Sunny beaches, colorful umbrellas, and fresh seafood are synonymous with life on Amelia Island. But fun in the sun is just a slice of island life. Rich in history and culture, the island’s storied past and burgeoning art scene are well celebrated. 

History buffs will appreciate the Amelia Island Museum of History, which includes a guide-led tour through the island’s storied history, and the Shrimping Museum, which will educate visitors on why this small barrier island community is known as the  “birthplace of the modern shrimping industry.” 

Fine art lovers will appreciate the Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery, a co-op gallery where 40 local artists display their work. The Amelia Island Dance Festival, held annually in September, is another artistic endeavor you won’t want to miss.

The local theater is a pillar of the island’s artistic community, with regular performances and musical performances that will touch and inspire awe in those who witness them. 

Located in the heart of Fernandina Beach, the theater is close to dining, shopping, and Amelia Island vacation rentals, making it the perfect spot for a date night or evening on the town with the whole family. 

There’s a plethora of things to do on Amelia Island, but be sure to catch a show at Amelia Community Theatre while vacationing on our sunny shores.

About Amelia Community Theatre

In its four decades of operation, Amelia Community Theatre has been a pillar of the island’s community, staging artistic performances year-round a stone’s throw from our rentals in Amelia Island. 

An unforgettable, emotional experience is what the non-profit organization strives to give every spectator with each of its productions.

In the theater’s first ten years, actors performed on the stage of the Fernandina Beach High School auditorium until a vacant school board building was purchased and renovated in time for the 1992-93 season. 

The building, now called Studio 209, quickly began to draw “near-capacity audiences for every performance,” their website reads. So, in the early 2000s, the theater began to fundraise for a new 170-seat auditorium now called the Main Stage.

Amelia Community Theatre relies on donors and community sponsors, as well as a host of dedicated volunteers, to stage its many annual performances, including plays and live music.

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2023-2024 Upcoming Shows 

From comedies to murder mysteries and everything in between, a play on the Amelia Community Theatre’s main stage is a great way to spend an evening on the island. The community serves up delightful local theater throughout the year, as well as occasional music events. Check the rating for each play online, as some may not be suited for younger children.

Here is a list of upcoming plays in the 2023-24 season:

Miracle on 34th Street

A seasonal favorite will hit the stage in December, just in time for the holidays. A live radio play of Miracle on 34th Street, a classic Christmas tale that takes spectators back to the late 1940s, as a group of actors, technicians, singers, and announcers produce a live broadcast ahead of Dec. 25. Showings are at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1-2, 7-9 and 13-16, as well as at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 10.

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot tells the story of a boy’s struggle from the boxing ring to the ballet barre, following his passion. Set in the 1980s in a northern English mining town, this inspirational musical will transport the audience to another place and time through the eyes of a young boy.  Showings are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9-11, 15-17 and 22-24, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 11, 18 and 25.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Set in a Pennsylvania farmhouse, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is an intelligent comedy about a family of adult siblings’ intersecting lives as they navigate old resentments and new relationships. Showings are at 7:30 p.m. on April 12-13, 18-20, and 25-27, as well as at 2 p.m. on April 14 and 21.

First Date

First Date is a comedy centered on a blind date between Aaron and Casey, a serial dater. The Amelia Community Theatre promises an “unexpected twist” in this fun show where restaurant patrons transform into characters in their lives, from parents to friends. Showings are at 7:30 p.m. on June 7-8, 13-15, and 20-22, as well as at 2 p.m. on June 9 and 16.

The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will keep you guessing scene after scene. Join guests and staff at Monkswell Manor, where they’re stranded in a snowstorm in this classic whodunnit. A woman is murdered, and guests quickly learn the killer is among them. 

Follow along with characters and work to solve the mystery playing out on stage. Showings are at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9-10, 15-17, and 22-24, as well as at 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 18.

Be sure to check out special musical events, such as the big band Christmas show, an annual holiday tradition on the island. Join world-class musicians and an 18-piece band for “How the Big Band Stole Christmas” on Dec. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

Plan Your Visit

Book one of our stunning Amelia Island vacation rentals today and experience all the magic this island has to offer!

Tickets & Location

Tickets for Amelia Community Theatre can be purchased online and in person at the box office. The box office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as 90 minutes before the show. 

Adults pay $25, while students pay just $10. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Want to give someone the gift of an Amelia Island theater experience? Gift certificates are available for sale at the box office at 207 Cedar St.

The theater is located at 207 and 209 Cedar St., near our Fernandina Beach rentals. Walk, bike, or drive to this oceanside theatrical experience.

Where to Stay

Located in northern Florida near the Georgia border, our quaint island boasts beautiful beaches and rich culture. Our Amelia Island rentals offer luxury, relaxation, and convenience in prime locations along the stunning shores of the island. 

Our Amelia Island beachfront rentals offer unparalleled access to the beach, as well as everything you need in a home away from home. Whether you’re staying on the Atlantic Ocean’s shores or nearby, Amelia Island’s small size means the beach is never far from your home away from home.

After a day on the beach or exploring Amelia Island State Park, grab an early dinner and hit the Amelia Community Theatre for a fun, funny, or thrilling show. So, what are you waiting for? Book one of our stunning Amelia Island vacation rentals today for the best of everything — beach, sun, fun, and a deep-rooted arts community that has something for everyone.