BCAC Calendar

Upcoming Events

The BCAC Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The box office is open an hour and a half before each event start time for sales at the door. As of August 29th, BCAC will be selling tickets for select events at the box office and online via Vendini. Look for the "Buy Tickets Now" button accompanying certain shows. All events are at the Turnage Theater unless otherwise noted.

2015 Student Art Show
March 22 - April 23, 2015

The 2015 Student Art Show is now on display at the BCAC Gallery at the Turnage Theater/

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Lucky Stiff: Concert Version
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else his uncle's gun-toting ex! Featuring a tuneful score and an ensemble cast of zany characters, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer and will leave you dying of laughter.


Tar River Swing Band
Friday, April 24, 2015

Tar River Swing Band - The Tar River Swing Band returns to the Turnage Theatre stage with a program of swing music, current pop, and much, much more!


"Let's Make A Movie"
Youth Camp
June 15-19, 2015

Instructor Steve Myott will conduct a unique camp that involves all of the exciting aspects of film-making, from story creation to acting on film. They will learn film terms and experience what it is like to be a big-screen star! At the end of the week, family and friends are invited to a “Premiere” of the film on June 13 at 7PM at the Turnage Theater. DVD copies of the film will be given to each participant.

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Treasure Island
Theatre For Youth Performance & Workshop
March 29, 2015

Join us in this wonderfully excitng and fun production, “Treasure Island” performed by the ECU School of Theatre and Dance students. At the end of this hour-long performance, audience members can meet and greet the cast, and children and youth may take part in a short after-the-play workshop writng their own original play!

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Theatre For Youth Workshop
Exploration Through Theatre

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Come join us at the beautifully restored Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, N.C. for a fun-filled theatre workshop as we explore playwriting, movement, acting, set and costume design, props, ending in an original piece developed and performed by the participants. Bring a snack and wear comfortable clothing! Parents and family members and friends are invited to return at noon to see the creative production artfully prepared by the participants. Come one, come all for this exciting workshop, “Exploration through Theatre!” Call the Turnage Theatre at 946-2504 for further information.

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BoCO Traditional Music Festival
featuring The White Top Mountain Band
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Join BCTMA and BCAC for a full day of traditional music in downtown Washington. The BOCO Traditional Music Festival features a headlining performance from The White Top Mountain Band with the Green Grass Cloggers, a beginning clogging workshop, traditional music performances and jams from BCTMA members and invited musicians, and banjo boat rides on the Estuarium’s River Rover. All events are free to the public.

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"Let's Put On A Play"
Youth Camp
June 22-26, 2015

Students under the direction of Steve Myott will create and produce an original play. This is a unique start to finish activity that fully encompasses all aspects of the play-making process. The children learn basic dramatic skills and devices through improvisational exercises, continuing into the creation and fruition of an entire play. The culmination of the workshop will result in a performance for family and friends on Friday, June 20 at 7:00PM at the Turnage Theater.

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Throughout the year the Beaufort County Arts Council plays the proud host to several annual events that define the council and the arts in our community. These events anchor a varied and constantly growing program encompassing all the arts: music, dance, theater, etc., and our yearly fall Fine Arts Show brings the work of renowned artists hailing from all corners of the Southeast to Beaufort County's gallery go-ers.