The Arts of the Pamlico is the state-designated arts council for Beaufort and Washington Counties, based in its Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, NC.


AOP is a vibrant hub of arts & cultural events and activities serving Eastern North Carolina.

AOP is home to several art groups & troupes, and an art stop to buy local art and sweets & treats.


Gallery Hours

Tuesday – Thursday 1 – 6 PM

Friday 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 11 – 4 PM


Theatre Hours

The Historic Turnage Theatre is open nearly every day for a variety of events.

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Contact Us

150 W. Main St

Washington, NC 27889


ECU Opera Theatre presents The Coronation of Poppea

The Coronation of Poppea ECU School of Music, Department of Opera will bring “The Coronation of Poppea” live to the Historic Turnage Theatre stage. Monteverdi’s opera is in three acts, all set in ancient Rome, in the year 65 A.D. The main characters...

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               Our Friday evening keynote speaker The Pamlico Writers and Arts of the Pamlico are thrilled to announce we’ll be using our newly awarded Walmart Grant money to pay for two deserving high school students to attend our 2019 Pamlico Writers’ Conference....

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Washington Comedy Fest – 2019

2nd Annual Washington Comedy Fest 2019 Don't miss it! A laugh feast in the east! Seriously funny comedians from across North Carolina will perform stand up and improv comedy on March 9, 2019 at the Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, NC. Schedule: Comedy...

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23rd Annual Wildlife Arts Festival

  23rd Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts FestivalDowntown Washington, NC February 8 & 9, 2019Presented by the Arts of the Pamlico (AOP), East Carolina Wildfowl Guild & Washington Tourism Development Authority2018 Festival Clip by UNCTVHotel Festival...

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A Classical Afternoon: A Christmas Program

  A Classical Afternoon was a great success! Thank you to our wonderful patrons who came out and showed their support for the show. "A Christmas Carol" delighted audiences, the wonderful cakes from The Meeting Place were enjoyed by many and the beautiful music...

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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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