About Us

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 Old Theater is owned and managed by the Old Theater Corporation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of Pamlico County volunteers whose mission is to ensure that Pamlico County and the town of Oriental has a venue for civic and cultural events. That mission is accomplished in the following ways:

  • By making the facility available for use by providers of performing arts and a variety of civic business, club and charity organizations.
  • By presenting a broad range of theater-sponsored programs.
  • By the daily maintenance and operation of the facility and grounds.

The ability to achieve this mission depends on the ongoing support and participation of individual contributors, community businesses, service organizations, grants and folks who volunteer on stage and behind the scenes. If you'd like to participate on a future event, please visit our Get Involved page. For more information call 252-249-0477 or email oldtheater@gmail.com.

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The Old Theater

609 Broad Street

Oriental, NC 28571

(252) 249 – 0477

Designed & developed in North Carolina by Steven Loe