The Arts of the Pamlico (AOP) is a vibrant hub of arts & cultural events & activities for adults and youth serving Eastern North Carolina. It is the state-designated arts council for Beaufort & Washington Counties, based in its Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, NC.  Join today and live art, give art!


Gallery Hours

Tuesday – Thursday 1 – 6 PM

Friday 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 11 – 4 PM


Theatre Hours

Scroll down or click The Events or Exhibits Calendars for event or rental information & opportunities for artists.

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Historic Vaudeville Entrance

at the Turnage Theatre

Be sure to visit us at 150 W. Main Street in Downtown Washington, NC to learn about our historic Vaudeville theatre.

We’ve restored the original entrance and we’re displaying the theatre’s story on the doors.

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BOCO Town Newsletter

Your complete guide to Beaufort County’s events and activities.


Free Concert Series

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Toga Party!

Don’t miss this fun AOP fundraiser night under the lights in the outdoor tent at the Pamlico House B&B.

Sponsored by Abbott Tunstall.

News Blog Archives

Arts of the Pamlico / Turnage Theatre

are making news every week.

In The News

Raise the Roof – Here’s the latest!

From Washington Daily News...   "The hub to Washington's arts community is becoming more vulnerable to the unpredictable weather, and the clock is ticking louder each day." - Washington Daily News The aging roof over the front of the theatre is being replaced to...

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2nd Annual Sidewalk Art Sale

Call for Art  SEEKING As the Vaudeville Theatre roof repair is underway, Arts of the Pamlico has been forced to clear out some of the storage areas and found more items that we are ready to part with, and thought… “What about a 2nd Annual Sidewalk Sale?” So, we are...

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Looking for live theatre close to home?

Art Beat    Looking for live theatre close to home? Art Beat, from the team at the Arts of the Pamlico’s (AOP) to learn about arts and cultural programming offered in Beaufort County is an opportunity to learn about arts activities in your back yard. “It was only in...

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

Phone: 252-946-2504


Tuesday – Thursday 1 – 6 PM

Friday 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 11am – 4pm

Sundays, Days & Evenings for Events

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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