The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO) is a 501(3)c nonprofit organization, incorporated in Virginia as a non-profit in December 2011. CIAO was created to save, utilize and maintain the vintage Island Theatre as a cultural arts center for Chincoteague, offering a unique downtown venue for events.
Now beautifully restored, the Island Theatre (formerly the Island Roxy), offers classic and family films as well as concerts, plays and all kinds of other entertainment. The theater aims to please the local community and visitors alike with a diverse selection of exciting events!
The Annex is a small performance space adjacent to the theater, perfect for educational programs, lectures, classes, and community or business meetings. It also hosts CIAO's fun weekly events like Game Day Mondays. Give us a call or check out our event schedule below for dates, times and descriptions.
MONDAY NIGHT AUG 15 AT 7PM! $5.00
"Big Wave Guardians" is a feature-length documentary that tells the dramatic stories of Hawaii's big wave guardians - the lifeguards who risk their lives in the world's most dangerous waves. (Not Rated) 2022
All shows are at 7pm doors open at 6:30 and tickets are still only $5
MAIN STAGE MONDAY ON AUGUST 22ND AT 7PM!
Gypsy Geoff Marsh claims to be "on permanent vacation," and yet he works most days of the year. Perhaps the line between Marsh's work and play is blurry because he's a professional magician, clown, mime, juggler and fire manipulator.
"Making people laugh is contagious and I intend to spread it across the world," says Marsh. "The fact is, I actually can in this line of work."
Monday, August 22nd at 7pm (doors open at 6:30) Admission $5. Kids 12 and under FREE!
Presenting our "First Sunday" series of free screenings of films released in 1947, to help celebrate the Island Theatre's 75th Anniversary. So come on by each first Sunday of the month. Showtimes are 3pm, doors open at 2:30.
Game Days are in the Theatre Annex on Mondays from 1 to 4 pm. Bring your own personal drink or snack. Participants will be required to sign in. Come prepared to relax and join your friends for card and table games!
Help us to continue to achieve our goals in the future by making a tax-deductible contribution to our organization. Donate through the PayPal button below or simply mail to:
Chincoteague Island Arts Organization
P.O. Box 1217
Chincoteague, VA 23336
WE THANK YOU!
Are you a theater lover? A cinema buff? A film aficionado? Does the smell of hot popcorn or the taste of Milk Duds evoke fond memories? Then join our great team of dedicated volunteers at the Island Theatre and the Annex! We can use your help in the theater at the front of the house, backstage behind the curtain, or in the Annex with all sorts of activities. Call us at (757)702-2170, leave your contact info and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
We have been working to make the Theatre and the Annex as safe as possible. Plasma filter air handling systems have been installed in both the Theatre and the Annex. Both locations are cleaned thoroughly and frequently. There are other changes you may notice as well. The lobby and concession area have been repainted with colors that echo the original color scheme from 1947. Marquee lighting is improved, and the lobby and concession lights will be brighter. New exit lights are being installed. The entrance doors have been restored to their original appearance.