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Wilmington is full of arts, culture, and talent and there are plays, shows, and performances offered at different venues all over town. Whether or not you are a regular at the Theatre, there is an assortment of Valentine’s Day shows in Wilmington NC that will be a perfect way to celebrate your love for Valentine’s Day in 2015.

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Here are some Theatrical Valentine’s Day Date Ideas around Wilmington NC in 2015

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at UNCW

February 14, 2015, 12:30pm
Lumina Theater in Wilmington, NC


Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at , will boast a Valentine double-feature of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, about a beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time; and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, in which Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. $20-24.

Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

February 14, 7 p.m., Kenan Auditorium

Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra bring their “musical gumbo” style to Kenan Auditorium in Wilmington, NC. Artistic director, trumpeter and composer Mayfield formed the band when he discovered there was no institution solely committed to the jazz industry in the city that created it. Now the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is the most prominent representative of jazz culture. $5-$35.

Love Happens” by Rich Orloff

TheaterNOW! Valentine’s Day Special Dinner Show
January 9-February 14, 2015


“Love Happens” follows a year in the lives of a couple just beginning their relationship and another couple approaching their 50th anniversary. As the younger couple progresses from dating to the challenges of commitment, the older couple offers testimony and advice—only to develop problems of their own.

Tickets are $30 adults, $20 show only, but Valentine’s Night Special Menu tickets are $45/$80 couple. Beverages, tax and tip not included. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. This show is not appropriate for children. See the special Valentine Day’s menu here.

UNCW Jazz Ensemble I

UNCW – Cultural Arts Building: UNCW – Beckwith Recital Hall
February 20, 2015, 7:30pm

Directed by Jerald Shynett, Jazz Ensemble I is comprised of students in the Department of Music and from across campus and performs jazz standards (and more!).

Dearly Beloved” at Cape Fear Playhouse

February 5-8, 12-15, & 19-22; Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3p.m.

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Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten and directed by Randy Davis, this Valentine special presents the Futrelle sisters throwing a wedding. Frankie’s elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo’s antebellum-inspired wedding have the rumor mill in Frayo, TX working overtime!