You’ll find the Old Theater at 609 Broad Street in the heart of Oriental, North Carolina. The building first opened as a movie theater in 1945 and served as a social and entertainment center until the late 1950s. It was revitalized and reopened in 1995 and today provides a venue where performing arts can thrive in Pamlico County.

The theater is operated by the Old Theater Corporation, a nonprofit organization run by non-paid volunteers. It’s responsible for the management of the facility, which provides a stage for theatrical productions, movies, business meetings, club and charity events and educational programs.

Behind the scenes of each event, it takes the help of many volunteers to get a production from concept to opening night. So the Old Theater Corp. is always looking for people who would like to be involved … and no experience is needed. If you would like to participate on a future event, go to our volunteer page. For more information call 252-249-0477 or email to

Keep your eyes on this site for coming attractions at the Old Theater. For photos of plays that have appeared on our stage, click here.