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About the Imperial Centre

The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, located in downtown Rocky Mount, is one of the premier cultural facilities on the eastern seaboard. Occupying the combined former sites of the Imperial Tobacco company and old Braswell Memorial Library in downtown Rocky Mount, the complex houses an Arts Center, Children’s Museum & Science Center, and community performing arts theatre. The 135,000 square foot facility involved the historic restoration and renovation of the old buildings which had been dormant for more than 50 years. Completion of the project spanned two years and resulted in a state-of-the-art facility that preserves the historic aspects of the original buildings.

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270 Gay St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804


  • General Questions: 252-972-1266
  • Book Your Group: 252-972-1167


Children’s Museum:

  • $6.00 (Includes all Planetarium and Laser Shows)
  • Infants Under 2 are admitted for Free
  • Free admission for Rocky Mount residents on Sundays

Art Gallery:

  • Free

Theater Shows:

  • Tickets are $11.00 for Adults, $9.00 for Seniors and Students (with ID), and $7.00 for children 12 and under.
  • Season Tickets for the Theater are $45.00 for adults, and $35 for Seniors & Students

2016 Holiday Closings

The Imperial Centre is closed on the following City of Rocky Mount holidays:

  • January 1-29, 2016 – Exhibit Change Over
  • March 25 – Good Friday
  • March 27 – Easter Sunday
  • May 30 – Memorial Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • September 5 – Labor Day
  • November 24-25 – Thanksgiving
  • December 24-26 – Christmas
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