Raise the Roof! Turnage Theatre
Watch this video to see images of the incredible Vaudeville theater that we’re preserving when we build our new roof.
Help Arts of the Pamlico’s efforts to ultimately bring early 20th century theater history back to life for all to see.
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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!
The Arts of the Pamlico is open for exhibits and events. The arts council and theatre are currently closed due to COVID 19. Find us on Facebook and explore our website to learn more about upcoming activities!
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The Washington Daily News on BOCO Town Podcasts
“Arts galleries are shuttered, and the Turnage Theatre marquee is dark. But if you know where to look, there’s plenty of art to be found.
One of those places is on Arts of the Pamlico’s website, in a new podcast called BOCO Town…”
Shannon Reising - Wayne Stoeckert
Shannon Resing and Wayne Stoeckert are two local artists who are woven into the fabric of what our community experiences in the arts routinely.
Shannon is a trained dancer and owner of Moulin Rouge de Danse. Her team offers…
Wayne has a long history of playing and singing in bands starting up north in New York State…
Paloma Capanna - Tim Bivans
Paloma Capanna joins us to share her journey into the writing world. An attorney practicing and living in Beaufort, NC, Capanna now has two professions having authored poems, a collection of essays entitled Nearly Fifty…
Tim Bivans joined us from his music studio in Auden. A popular musician and band member of 4 Asses and a Mule which has performed at AOP’s Historic Turnage Theatre. Bivans has deep roots in…
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Arts of the Pamlico / Turnage Theatre
are making news every week.
“WASHINGTON, N.C. — When a local theater has to shut down because of a pandemic, the entire community’s economy can be affected.
The historic Turnage Theater in downtown Washington normally hosts plays, concerts, comedy and children’s camps, but the coronavirus has caused it to close its doors.
“It’s meant that events have been canceled. Artists haven’t been paid. Technicians weren’t able to work,” said Debra Torrence heads the Arts of the Pamlico, a regional arts council that runs the theater…”
“Since its construction in 1913, the Turnage Theatre has been a hub of art and culture for Washington …”
Washington, DC—”According to the latest data issued today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts remain a vital component …”
The Historic Turnage Theatre is home to a mothballed silent movie & vaudeville theatre. Learn more about the silent movie era in NC at https://www.unctv.org/
“We want people to know that art doesn’t stop even in the worst of times, artists have continued to create and their art may look different, the subjects may change, but the importance of the arts and opening dialog and supporting our community is more important now than ever,” Torrence says.
In The News – Blog Posts
Have you heard of BOCO Town? Arts of the Pamlico's latest creation is a podcast. Usually released once a week, these are a great way to learn more about your favorite artist, musician, performer, and other interesting talent in our area. Listen on the go!Listen to a...
They're here! Colorful, complex, and cool. We call them arTshirts and you can buy this first-in-a-series T today.We worked with local high school artist Kayla Lilley to create a unique, nostalgic image that would convey the home of the Arts of the Pamlico, the impact...
There's a great deal of activity right at our front door at the Turnage Theatre. It's called the Streetscapes Infrastructure Project and our Historic Downtown will experience an amazing face lift!Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) is the organization,...
23rd Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival
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Address: 150 West Main Street
Washington, North Carolina 27889
Tuesday – Wednesday: 11 AM – 6 PM
Thursday: 1 – 6 PM
Friday: 11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
Sundays – Mondays: closed
Plus, Day & Evening 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.