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 renovated, the Island Theatre (formerly the Island Roxy), offers first-run movies during the summer season and classic films in winter... as well as concerts, plays and all kinds of other entertaiment. The theater aims to please the local community and visitors alike with a diverse selection of exciting events!
The Annex is a new 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.
CHECK OUT OUR FREE GAME DAY MONDAY
GATHERINGS AT THE ANNEX FROM 1:00-4:00PM
What's your game? Canasta? Bridge? Checkers? Chess? Scrabble? Yahtze? Rummicube? We have them -- or bring your favorite game to play. Play with old friends or make new ones. If you'd like to learn how to play, we'll show you!
Want to just sit and socialize for a bit after the Manna Cafe's delicious Monday lunches? Come on by and visit for a while in our comfortable surroundings right next to the Island Theatre downtown.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 7:00PM
A terrific evening of words and music at the Annex with Rod Picott, Shari Smith, and Radney Foster! Admission is FREE but seating is limited... Doors open at 6:30. Brought to you by Sundial Books on Main Street!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 2:00PM
"The Magic of the Tump"... a presentation by Daniel P.T. Thomas at the Annex on Saturday, September 21st, 2:00pm - author and artist from the Tryfan Gallery doing readings and sharing stories from his recently published book, "A Year on the Tump"... With special guests Denise Bowden, Barbara Walker and Roe Terry!
"A Year on the Tump" unveils the seasons of life on Chincoteague Island. Stop by and meet Dan; it's a free event! (With beer/wine cash bar available as well.) Sponsored by CIAO... Call 757-702-2170 for more
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019 AT 3:00PM
SAVE THE DATE! The Lower Shore Performing Arts Company presents a December production of "A Christmas Pudding"! Sunday, December 8th at 3:00pm... This is going to be a great Christmas show that will be fun for all ages! Stay tuned right here for more information...
Buy a Premium Popcorn Pail, large drink, and any candy. If you already have a pail, it's $8 to refill the popcorn, drink and candy! (Management reserves the right to discontinue promotion at any time.)
Now playing: IT CHAPTER TWO
4:30 and 8:00pm... additional matinee showing at 1:00 on Saturday & Sunday ONLY.
Monday through Thursday, shows will be at 4:00 & 7:30... more showtimes and tickets available at islandtheatres.com
Due to popular demand, the Island Theatre will continue FREE showings of Misty, Saturday mornings at 11:00am and will contine through November 16th.
CIAO was created to save, utilize and maintain the vintage Island Theatre and Theatre Annex as cultural arts centers for Chincoteague, offering unique downtown venues for films, concerts, events and gatherings.
Help us to continue to achieve these goals in the future by making a tax-deductible contribution to our organization. We thank you!