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The Arts Center's community theatre has been a part of the Rocky Mount community for more than 50 years. The Theatre offers a wide variety of productions, including comedies, dramas, musicals, and children's theatre,and relies on volunteers to continue its tradition of success. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of production including acting, set construction and painting, sewing and altering of costumes, props acquisition, stage management, and technical operations. Ushers, house managers, and concessionaires are needed for every performance throughout the year. For information on how you can be part of the community theatre please call 972-1156.


Mini season tickets on sale now: ONLY $16.00! Box office: 972-1266

Mary Poppins
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
Auditions Tue and Wed, Dec 16 and 17, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Performances: Fri, Sat, Sun March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2015
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this family friendly musical has delighted audiences around the world. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.

Around the World in 80 Days
Adapted by Mark Brown. Based on the novel by Jules Verne
Auditions Tue, Wed March 17, 18, 2015
Performances: May 7, 8, 9, 10, 2015
Join unflappable adventurer Phileas Fogg and his trusty manservant Passepartout as they race to traverse the globe. Along the way they encounter a plethora of impediments. Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! This inventive and theatrical production has been described as Monty Python meets the Amazing Race.

Silent Movie Presented by Young Actors Theater
June 26, 27

Join the Theatre staff and each show's cast following their opening night performance for a reception celebrating the production. Ticket holders for opening nights are invited to participate. Each event features complimentary drinks and snacks.
The Arts Center maintains a small archive of photos from past productions, and is pleased to offer a few samples of those pictures here. The archive creates a visual showcase for the Community Theatre's production work, volunteer actors and creative team. Please click to see photos from past seasons.

Young Actors Theatre - Silent Movie #3165
YAT is a theater camp for students ages 13-18. This year the theme is Silent Movie. To save Stonekey Studios, the staff has to look to the past in order to save the future.
Location: Meets in the IMPC Theatre daily
Ages: At least 13 but less than 19
Fee: Resident: $105.00 Non-Resident: $165.00
Dates: Monday June 8, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Times: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Performances: June 26th at 7:30 PM & June 27th @ 2 PM

PlayShop - Monsters! #3164
Playshop is a theater camp for students ages 8-12. This year the theme is Monsters! Vampires, Mummies, and more gather for music and laughter: they’ll put the fun back into funereal.
Location: Meets in the Theatre daily
Ages: 8 to 13
Fee: Resident: $105.00, Non-Resident: $165.00
Dates: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
Times: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Performances: July 24th at 7:30 & July 25th at 2 PM

Auditions for Community Theatre productions take place throughout the year, approximately 6 to 8 weeks before performance dates. Audition information may be obtained by calling the theatre office at 252-972-1156.

Perusal scripts for all shows are available at the Theatre Box Office. Scripts may be checked out for 48 hours. There is a $5 deposit for non-musicals, and a $10 deposit for musicals.

Call or come by between 10 AM and 5 PM, Tuesday - Friday. The box office is located at the Imperial Centre, inside the Arts Center's Galleries, 270 Gay Street. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.

Box Office: 252-972-1266

Season tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for Seniors & Students, and may be purchased through March 16, 2014.

Tickets for individual shows are $11 for adults, $9 for Seniors and students (with ID), and $7 for children 12 and under. All seats for Christmas Chorus are $10.

For more information, email