Arts of the Albemarle invites our community and visitors to experience the arts, music and culture of the region through diverse performances, exhibitions and educational programs.

Upcoming Events

A Bad Year For Tomatoes
Opens Sep 20

Fed up with the pressures of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in a tiny New England hamlet and settles down to write her autobiography. Privacy is lost to the nosy neighbors, until Myra comes up with an idea. The ruse works well, at first, but problems soon arise!

Ticket Prices:

General: $18.00

Seniors (65+) and Children: (12 and under): $16.00

Day of Show Prices:

General: $19.00

Seniors and Children: $17.00

Friday, Sep 20 7:30 PM Saturday, Sep 21 7:30 PM Sunday, Sep 22 2:00 PM Thursday, Sep 26 7:30 PM Friday, Sep 27 7:30 PM Saturday, Sep 28 7:30 PM
Opens Oct 4

Join festival-goers from throughout the world as they view and vote on best film shorts.

Tickets: $12

Friday, Oct 4 7:00 PM Saturday, Oct 5 3:00 PM Saturday, Oct 5 7:00 PM
Jae Sinnet Trio Featuring Pianist Ellis Marsalis
Opens Oct 6
Spend an afternoon with a Jazz Legend! Tickets: $30, $25 (AoA Members, Students, Military) $45.00 (VIP - 20 seats) **Please Note: $45 VIP Ticket is only for seats (Orchestra Row 1 - Seats AA5-AA14 and Orchestra Row 2 - Seats BB5-BB14). The VIP ticket also includes a cocktail party after the show with Mr. Marsalis).**

Sunday, Oct 6 3:00 PM
River City Rhythm and Brews 2019
Opens Oct 26
Fans of finely crafted beer will gather in Elizabeth City, NC, for Arts of the Albemarle’s 6th annual River City Rhythm & Brews tasting party, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 on the portico of Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water St. Attendees will be able to sample more than two dozen craft brews, as well as ciders, and meet some of the local microbrewery ambassadors, including Ghost Harbor Brewery in Elizabeth City and Quick Trigger Brewery in Ahoskie. Local bands, including Home Bru, will provide live entertainment. Wine will also be available. Two food trucks will be on the premises.  All attendees receive a souvenir tasting glass and koozie.  Commemorative T-shirts will be available for purchase. Early admission advance purchase tickets are $25 for AoA members & active duty military, $30 for non-members, with admission at 6 p.m. Tickets at the door are $35, with admission at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are available at or call 252 338-6455 or visit AoA at 516 E. Main St., Elizabeth City.

We also are asking for volunteers to help us with this event. Please sign up for 2019 River City Rhythm and Brews!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on 2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on 3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us directly at AoA and we can sign you up manually.

River City Rhythm & Brews is presented by Allegiant Pest Control, with additional support from Keg Sponsor Southern Bank.

Saturday, Oct 26 6:00 PM