The Earle Theatre has served Mount Airy and surrounding communities with unique cultural and entertaining experiences since 1938.
The theatre is the home of the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall that is open seven days a week. The Hall exists to preserve, promote, and protect Surry County old-time Music. This is accomplished with exhibits, audio guided tours, lessons, workshops, and a UNC-TV Documentary hosted by David Holt, Music of Surry County, that is played continuously each day. The venue is partially handicap accessible. Accessible public restroom facilities are located 2 doors down from the venue. Concessions available, popcorn, drinks, etc. Picnic space available two doors down at outdoor location.
Round out your visit to the Earle Theatre by exploring these nearby attractions.
Free youth guitar & Fiddle lessons supported by the Surry Arts Council at the Historic Earle Theatre.
Every Thursday night the Surry Arts Council host a jam session at the historic Earle Theatre.
The WPAQ Saturday morning Merry-Go-Round, which is a live radio broadcast set in a vintage movie theater, has an exceptionally long history of presenting the best of live traditional music in the Blue Ridge.
The series includes the best names in Bluegrass and Americana music.
The Saturdays after Christmas and after New Year.
Tommy Jarrell’s influence on modern old-time music is partially due to his intricate fiddle bowing and clawhammer banjo playing accompanied by his rough but powerful voice.