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The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of College of the Albemarle in beautiful Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The center is a proscenium house that seats approximately 1,000 

guests. We host a full season of exciting events and performances and hope you will join us in one of our upcoming shows.

Box Office
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(252) 335-9050  (800) 335-9050
1208 N. Road Street (US Hwy. 17 N) Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Albemarle Chorale Concert Schedule

Sunday, December 7, 2014
4:00 pm
Edenton United Methodist Church
Edenton, NC

Sunday, December 14, 2014
4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
Elizabeth City, NC

Admission is free! Donations are greatly appreciated.

The Albemarle Chorale is a professional group of local singers who meet weekly to practice music. The chorale is directed by Lynwood Winslow and based in Edenton. They have performed four major concerts each year since 1999. Questions? (252) 482-7900 x 2413.

Performing Arts Center Season Schedule

 Presidents of Mount Rushmore

Buy Tickets to The Presidents of Mount Rushmore

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The Presidents of Mount Rushmore
by Gloria Emmerich

February 12, 10:00 am
February 13, 10:00 am

Tickets: $6.00 

The faces of United States presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt are preserved forever in stone on Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. In this unique and creative play the presidents tell their fascinating stories in an educational and entertaining way. History will literally, “come to life,” when you meet each of the Mount Rushmore Presidents and learn how their lives helped shape history.

 West Side Story

Buy Tickets to West Side Story

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West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

February 26, 10:00 am
February 27, 7:00 pm
February 28, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
March 1, 2:00 pm
March 5, 10:00 am
March 6, 7:00 pm
March 7, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
March 8, 2:00 pm

Advanced Tickets: Adults $16.50, Senior/Military $13.00, Students $9.50

The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Buy Tickets to Lifted!

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Lifted! Voices in Spiritual Harmony

March 27, 7:00 pm

Advanced Tickets: Adults $21.50, Senior/Military $19.50, Groups $18.50, Students $16.50

A night of music and praise with some of the area’s most talented vocalists and musicians. Included in the concert are Step of Faith, the Sutton Family, and the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church Choir. It's not just a gospel concert - it's a celebration of life and faith! 

Steel Magnolias

Buy Tickets to Steel Magnolias

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Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harling

April 9, 10:00 am
April 10, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
April 11, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
April 12, 2:00 pm

Advanced Tickets: Adults $21.50, Senior/Military $19.50, Groups $18.50, Students $16.50

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious banter and not a few prickly but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.


Buy Tickets to Godspell

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

June 26, 7:00 pm
June 27, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
June 28, 2:00 pm

Advanced Tickets: Adult $21.50, Senior/Military $19.50, Groups $18.50, Students $16.50

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, a small group of people help tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of the gospel dances across the stage. As it dissolves hauntingly into the last supper and the crucifixion, the messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.

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