Mayer Kirby Mayer

Join us at the Turnage for an evening with a band favorite – Mayer Kirby Mayer – who are on tour now!

Tickets are $25.00 on sale by phone or stop by the theatre during operating hours. Online purchase option available soon.

Wine, beer and concessions sold before and during the show.

River Art Exhibit & Reception

Artists (adult and youth & groups) who live or work or have visited Eastern NC are eligible to showcase art created from or illustrate river trash, river clean up or a solution to preventing trash in the Pamlico River.

Join us for an exhibit of works made from river debris and trash turned into artistic treasure. Awards will be given at the reception.

Plastic ocean art works and a documentary by the same name by Bonnie Monteoleone will be included in the show. Her documentary will be shown on the big screen at 7:30 pm with support from the Pamlico Albemarle Wildlife Conservationists.

Reception with music by Gary Braddy is from 5:30 PM – 7 PM sponsored by PotashCorp.

Download prospectus below.

Artist Opportunities

Marquee on Main Film Festival

This three-day festival will be held at the Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, North Carolina. Kicking off on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 PM with a showcased film and continuing through the weekend showing independent professional and student movies and documentaries. Best Overall Film will be shown on Friday at 8 PM. See schedule below.

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Big Movies on the Big Screen

All year long check out big movies on the big screen!

Indiana Jones, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mister Roberts and more!

Join us for the Marquee on Main Film Festival September 15 – 17!

& don’t miss the Children’s Movies every month!

Hands On Art Festival



11 AM – 3 PM

Festival Park, Washington NC

2017 Photography Show Winners Announced!

AOP’s Annual Photography Show Artist & Member reception & awards presentation was held on August 3. Congratulations to the Best in Show Winner, Karl Chiang and all the winners!

View more about the awards below, then come by the Turnage Gallery to view all the submitted works. Many thanks to award sponsors! Please view the program and please join us in thanking them for their support!


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Pamlico Sounds Series

Free, Live Performance Series with local & regional talent.

August 18 – BCTMA kicks off the night at 6:00 PM. I.C. Comedy is on at 7:30 PM when concessions open. Marye Amanda will be on the big stage tonight at 8:30 PM.

Beverages, popcorn and snacks sold.

Suggested donation of $5.

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Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night launches September 29, 2017!


Open Mic Night provides opportunities for artists to perform 5 minute blocks in the Historic Turnage Theatre Gallery. Family friendly performances from 7 – 9 PM. Adult only 9 PM – 10 PM.

Artists may sign up for one or two 5 minute slots. Artist sign up online at or at the theatre.

Free event for artists and patrons. Donations requested to support ongoing offerings of this free community event.

Artist Sign Up

Frank Sinatra Tribute

“It Was a Very Good Year” A Tribute to Frank Sinatra Starring Tony Sands will be performed at the Historic Turnage Theatre on September 2 at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets on sale now.


Embers Holiday Concert



Join us for the Embers Holiday Concert on December 22 at 7 PM.

Concessions, wine and beer for sale before and during intermission.

Tickets on sale now – $22 in person or $25 by credit card or PayPal.

Download “Brick by Brick” Order Form HERE

Download “Brick by Brick” Order Form HERE

Download “Brick by Brick” Order Form HERE


Calling all photographers! 

AOP’s Annual Photography Art Exhibit submissions, ready to hang, will be accepted from July 12 – July 18 at the Turnage Theater during operating hours.
All forms of photography accepted from local, regional and NC artists. Up to two entries per artist.
Fees are $20 for up to two entries for members, $25 for up to two entries for non-members. Two entries maximum per artist.  Commission is set at 30% per saleSubmissions accepted at the Turnage Theatre from July 12 – 18, 2017.
Opening reception August 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM for artists, AOP members and invited guests.
Works will be displayed in the Turnage Gallery from August 2 – September 2, 2017.

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Address: 150 West Main St.
Washington, North Carolina 27889

Phone: 252-946-2504


Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 11am – 4pm
Sunday 12 – 4pm

Arts of the Pamlico @ Historic Turnage Theatre

We’re just one block from the Washington Waterfront.

Come by boat and dock at the Waterfront! We are just a short walk to dinner and an event at the Turnage Theatre.

There is also plenty of parking behind the Theatre.


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