Coming Events at The Old Theater

Community Appreciation Day May 2 2017

Pamlico County Arts Council Annual Meeting May 18 2017

The annual meeting of the Pamlico County Arts Council takes place at Oriental’s Old Theater on Thursday, May 18. Meeting begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this FREE event.

Friday Flicks "Blast From the Past" May 19 2017


Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. ~ Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

Admission $5.50 Includes FREE popcorn

All proceeds go to the support of The Old Theater,
a non-profit organization.

The Lost Sea Expedition: Bernie Harberts Prairie Odyssey May 26 2017

Years back, Oriental launched Bernie Harberts on a solo circumnavigation and mule wagon trip. He returns to Oriental on May 26 to share a new voyage that took Bernie and his mule, Polly, across the lost sea that once existed in the center of the North American continent … a vanished body of water better gunk-holed with a prairie schooner than a boat! Catch this special event before it’s featured on Public Television. It’s FREE and no life jacket is required!

Get a sneak peak at

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ~ Event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Summer Theater Workshop Jul 1~30 2017

The Summer Theater Workshop is open to children in grades 1-12 and conducted at Oriental’s Old Theater by a qualified teacher with a degree in Theater Arts Education. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For a 2017 registration form, click here CTW 2017 Reg Form.pdf

Opening Night / Ol' Front Porch Music Festival Oct 6 2017

The Ol’ Front Porch Musical Festival opens at the Old Theater on Friday, October 6 with a performance by Dom Flemons, co-founder of the African-American string band, Carolina Chocolate Drops. Tickets are required for admission and will be available for sale one month prior to the event at Nautical Wheelers and Inland Waterway Provision Company. On performance night at the Old Theater box office. For ticket details and information about the 2017 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, watch

Box Office opens at 6:00 p.m. ~ Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

10th Annual Chili Cookoff Oct 28, 2017

Taste some great chili and help raise funds to fix the Old Theater’s roof at the 9th Annual Chili Cookoff. It takes place on the waterfront, where chefs compete each year to be either the People’s Choice or Judge’s Pick — and sometimes both.

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Oriental Marina & Inn Courtyard, 103 Wall Street, Oriental
Admission: $10.00

All proceeds go to the support of The Old Theater,
a non-profit organization.