We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 516 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4430
Phone Number:
+1 252-338-6455
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Maggie

A wonderful center for local art and theater. I always go the AOA when I visit friends in Elizabeth City. This trip I met the artist in residence- a wood carver, bought handmade... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
meh2day
,
O'Fallon, Illinois
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 27: English reviews
O'Fallon, Illinois
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful center for local art and theater. I always go the AOA when I visit friends in Elizabeth City. This trip I met the artist in residence- a wood carver, bought handmade cloth books for my grandson, a necklace for my sister and three hand painted snowmen for myself. There are many one of a kind Christmas cards and... More 

Helpful?
Thank meh2day
Durants Neck, North Carolina
Level Contributor
511 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Support the local arts and plan to attend an event here. Theater like seating. Local gift shop in lobby is fantastic.

Helpful?
Thank trflyer
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This center is very inviting --for the nice layout of local artist jewelry, painting mixed media and even have a small theatre upstairs. Nice browsing. A recent exhibit of plain air was excellent as well as a small show from local young thespians.

Helpful?
1 Thank WindandWaterGal
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing Performing & visual arts center for a small town! First Friday Artwalk is the place to be...

Helpful?
Thank Zoritajo
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visit it several times a year, down stairs is well seeing they have many things for sale. We have been to several concerts up stairs in the arena

Helpful?
Thank Richard S
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The artwork displayed here is lovely and diverse. Additionally, this facility is home to the Maguire Theater, which is a fun place to watch all sorts of plays and productions throughout the year. Truly a highlight of living in the area!

Helpful?
1 Thank Jennifer D
Hertford, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great facility for works of art, crafts, jewelry. Hosts amazing shows by the award winning Center Players! Also musical acts from around the country.

Helpful?
1 Thank Frank H
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's what's happening in downtown Elizabeth City!!!! Great artwork, jewelry, pottery, etc. Friendly and helpful staff. First Friday of each month is wonderful. The Center Players are so talented and their shows are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

Helpful?
Thank TBFH
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Arts of the Albemarle is a beautifully renovated historic facility that houses an amazing about of art events. The Gallery's on the first floor have a large variety of painting, pottery, jewelry and more. The perfect place for gift buying! On the second floor is the beautiful Maguire Theater where performing arts take place regularly. The third floor has classrooms... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank deborahsZ3642AK
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016

AOA is absolutely fantastic! The gallery is very professional and has monthly shows which change for the First Friday art walk downtown. The theater has events very frequently featuring concerts of all types of music, dance, local theater and the extraordinary Center Players which is a nationally acclaimed children's theatre troupe. AOA is the regional arts education provider for adults... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank iampsp47

Travellers who viewed Arts of the Albemarle also viewed

Elizabeth City, North Carolina Coast
Elizabeth City, North Carolina Coast
 
Elizabeth City, North Carolina Coast
Elizabeth City, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Arts of the Albemarle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Arts of the Albemarle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?