The Center Players

2019-2020 Season announcement coming in May!

The Center Players is an award winning, integrated performing arts program that provides theatrical instruction to children grades 3-12. Our qualified staff are veterans of the stage who provide professional instruction in dance, drama and music in a nurturing environment. This curriculum-based after-school program ends each semester with a professional performance in the Maguire Theatre, providing students with an education based foundation as well as practical stage experience.

Now Rehearsing!

Thank you to Biggs Cadillac for helping to make this production possible.

Get your tickets now for the most fantasmagorical musical event in the history of everything! Arts of the Albemarle’s THE CENTER PLAYERS proudly present Ian Fleming’s CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG!  Based on the classic MGM motion picture starring Dick Van Dyke, this sparkling musical is filled with the catchy tunes and quirky characters depicted in the original work. The story follows eccentric inventor Caratacus Potts, his two children Jeremy and Jemima, and their friend Truly Scrumptious (candy maker extraordinaire!) on an adventure that changes their lives. Traveling in their one-of-a-kind car, Chitty, the family discovers the land of Vulgaria—a place where children are banned and must be hidden from the villainous Child Catcher. Can the Potts family (with the help of Chitty!) save the children of Vulgaria? We’ll find out when the show opens!

Performances are May 9- 11 at 7:00pm and May 11 & 12 at 2:00pm in the Maguire Theatre. Tickets are available by phone at 252-338-6455, online at, or in person at 516 E. Main St, downtown Elizabeth City. $18 Non-Members, $15 AOA Members, $12 Students.

Arts of the Albemarle is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, membership based organization dependent on membership funds to provide the facilities and resources necessary for our programs such as The Center Players.  Please consider joining our member family! Memberships range from $100/annually for a base family package up to $1,000 for our Twiford Club Membership.  For more information about our memberships, click here.