There are many ways to immerse yourself in the local community during your visit to Eastern South Carolina. The food, music, and history are all important pieces of the puzzle in our area, and you can experience all of them during your visit. One of the most fun and entertaining options for couples is a night out at the Florence Little Theatre. This community theater group performs an incredible array of plays in their newly renovated venue just blocks away from the heart of downtown. So, plan to eat out at one of Florence’s dining establishments and then enjoy a night at the theatre!
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What You Need to Know About the Florence Little Theatre
Why Visit the Florence Little Theatre?
The Florence Little Theatre offers a fantastic way to experience the local performing arts scene in our area. This newly renovated venue features an award-winning community theater group and an array of technology that enhances every production that takes the stage. Plays aren’t the only thing you’ll find here. Comedy nights, children’s theatre performances, and concerts frequent the theatre at various times throughout the year. The intimate atmosphere, combined with an incredible array of performances makes the Little Florence Theatre a must-visit during your time in the Pee Dee region.
Where is the Venue?
You can find the Little Florence Theatre three blocks south of downtown on South Dargan Street. The venue is next to the Doctors Bruce & Lee Foundation Library. There is plenty of parking, and you don’t have to worry about paying extra for it. The drive from Abingdon Manor to the theatre is only 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for a night out with your special.
When is Play Season?
Play season at the Florence Little Theatre lasts from late July through early May. Typically, there are about five or six plays that run for nearly a week each throughout the season. Past performances include “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Mamma Mia,” “Mary Poppins,” and The Wizard of Oz.” The 2019 season includes performances of “Frozen Jr.,” “Matilda,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Dreamgirls,” “Don’t Dress For Dinner,” and “West Side Story.” The cast always does a fantastic job of transporting you to the world within the play. Trust us; a trip to the Florence Little Theatre is well worth your time during a visit to Abingdon Manor.
Other Florence, SC, Venues
Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center
This elegant and state-of-the-art center located in the heart of revitalized downtown Florence is the Pee Dee region’s hot spot for entertainment! Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center features musical performances from the Florence Symphony Orchestra, up-and-coming country acts, and live stage shows throughout the year.
The Florence Center
Whether it’s a major conference, event, or show coming to town, it usually happens at the Florence Center. This major venue hosts everything from weddings to top musical acts to monster truck rallies.
Plan Your Getaway to Abingdon Manor
Abingdon Manor offers the ultimate getaway for you and your special someone. Book one of our seven beautifully furnished rooms, each with a unique theme and decor. Our common areas and grounds provide the perfect shady spot to read your favorite book or relax in a comfortable chair. One of our favorite experiences at our Inn is dinner time. The Dining Room at Abingdon Manor features an incredible culinary experience with an intimate setting. Take a look at our upcoming menu to see what’s on the forecast during your visit. Of course, you can also get out and explore the many small towns in our area or the attractions in Florence. It’s the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world.
Book your stay with us and start planning your trip today! We look forward to welcoming you to Abingdon Manor!