Gaiety Theater

408 Sheperd Street, Elizabeth City, NC


Street View 


Formerly a large parapet-front brick building with modest stone accents. Was the first modern all-black theatre in Elizabeth City. One-story, two-bay brick addition on west was added in 1950s as city's black laundromat. Became a nightclub before it was razed.

Was part of the Shepard Street-South Road Street Historic District

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • June 11, 2014: Added by Michael Miller


  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com


Gaiety Theater
Posted May 8, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sorry about that. Based on the info I saw from the Shepard Street-South Road Street Historic District NRHP Nomination and the Street View, I drew that conclusion. I will change the Street View to show the "intact" theater! Sorry!!!!


Gaiety Theater is still there!
Posted May 3, 2017, by Randy Overton (jk7245 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Unless they demolished it earlier today, it is still there.

Gaiety Theater
Posted February 1, 2017, by Glen Bowman (gcbowman [at] ecsu [dot] edu)

NOT razed. It is still there. It is that brick building in the upper right corner.