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50 Things to LOVE in MHC!

Friday March 15, 2019

We composed a list of 50 great things to LOVE about MHC.


Double the Drama

Wednesday March 6, 2019

PHCC Patriot Players and TheatreWorks Community Players offer year round entertainment in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia.


Double the Drama

Wednesday February 27, 2019

PHCC Patriot Players and TheatreWorks Community Players offer year round entertainment in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia.


On Stage Now, Don't Drink the Water!

Friday February 22, 2019

TheatreWorks Community Players present their most recent show, Don't Drink the Water.


Spring Save the Date

Wednesday January 9, 2019

Be sure to mark these Save the Dates on your calendar for an amazing Spring in 2019. 


Winter Fun in MHC

Sunday December 2, 2018

Enjoy tons of winter fun in Martinsville - Henry County!


Winter Fun in MHC

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Just because winter is approaching doesn’t mean that the fun is slowing down in Martinsville-Henry County! Beat your winter woes while (re)discovering some of the hidden gems of our community. From exploring award-winning museums and experiencing live theatre to participating in themed footraces and sipping local concoctions at our wineries and brewery, you can find a variety of reasons to return to MHC all season long.

The colder weather of the winter months offers a wonderful opportunity to discover one (or all eight) of Martinsville-Henry County’s museums. You can uncover history and discover a new passion at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, Piedmont Arts, the MHC Heritage Center & Museum, FAHI African American Museum & Cultural Center, the Bassett Historical Center, the MHC Historical Museum, Rucker’s Communication Museum and at the Philpott Lake Heritage Exhibit. Dive into the history of our natural world at the Smithsonian-affiliated Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). VMNH offers award-winning exhibits, ground-breaking scientific research and collections and transformational educational programs for all ages as well as special events such as Reptile Day on January 19th! You could also immerse yourself in the fantastic world of fine art at Piedmont Arts. Affiliated with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, this exhibit space is an award-winning art museum that curates thought-provoking exhibitions by international, national and regional artists. They also bring a full schedule of arts events to take part in such as gallery receptions, painting classes for all ages, concerts and performances. These are just a couple of examples of the fabulous museums available to explore throughout Martinsville-Henry County.

Uptown Pinball, the area’s only arcade, is a family-friendly hotspot that is ideal to visit during the upcoming cold season. Home to 5 of the 10 top ranked pinball machines in the world (as ranked by pinside.com's top 100) and other favorites such as Skee Ball and Air Hockey, the arcade offers limitless fun. An all-day pass allows you to play however much you want, when you want. There’s also a VIP gaming lounge and laser tag. Uptown Pinball isn’t just for kids - adults love the games too!

You can also escape the hum drum winter blues by delving into captivating stories during live theatre performances. Martinsville-Henry County is home to two theatre companies presenting the talents of local and regional citizens: Theatre Works Community Players and the PHCC Patriot Players. Fulfill your desire for music, drama and suspense this winter with scheduled performances that include Scrooge Macbeth (November 23-25 and November 29 - December 1) and Don’t Drink the Water(February 21-23 and March 1-3) by TWCP and Annie presented by the Patriot Players (November 29 - December 2 and December 6-9).

Wine and craft beer connoisseurs should make plans to visit Hamlet Vineyards for a delicious wine tasting and lunch on Sundays or stop by Mountain Valley Brewing on weekend for a refreshing pint of seasonal craft beer to warm the soul and forget about the cold. Mountain Valley Brewing also hosts musical events most evenings (Thursday-Saturday) as well as other events such as paint parties, stargazing and more. There are also a wine and beer events held at local venues such as Wine Tasting Wednesdays and Beer Release Thursdays at Daily Grind Café in Martinsville Uptown.

For those looking for opportunities to stay active during the season, the Miles in Martinsville will offer multiple themed footraces to enjoy. The Light up the Night 5K on December 8th will benefit theGirls on the Run & STRIDE and is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Dress in your best Christmas attire or your wackiest and tackiest sweater and head for the finish line. You can also participate in The Nail the Rail 9 Miler on February 9th, presented by VisitMartinsville, which will be held on the Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail.It’s a simple concept really. Start at the zero-mile marker of the Dick and Willie Passage and run all the way to the 4.5 marker at Mulberry Creek, then turn around and run back. The question is how fast can you Nail the Rail? If you’re not looking to run, but still want to be outdoors, you can still have a good time throughout the colder months in MHC through biking, hiking, paddling and more. Just remember to stay warm and safe!

For more information on planning a winter trip to Martinsville-Henry County, visit our website at www.VisitMartinsville.com, call toll free 888.722.3498, or simply come by and see us at our Visitor Center located at 191 Fayette Street Martinsville, VA 24112 Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm.


Holiday Happenings in Martinsville-Henry County

Friday November 9, 2018

Discover some of the many exciting holiday events happening in Martinsville-Henry County!


Readers Theatre Presents Fences

Thursday August 16, 2018

By the TheatreWorks Community Players 


Improv Thursday Night, Come Laugh with TWCP

Wednesday July 11, 2018

At BlackBox Theatre 



TWCP: News from Your Community Theatre!

Thursday April 26, 2018

The latest info. 



Breakfast at Tiffany's Cocktail Party, Raffle & Silent Auction

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Party like its' the 40's


Fall Fun in Martinsville-Henry County

Saturday August 19, 2017

From beer and wine tastings to a Reptile Day Festival and theatre shows, there is a fall event for everyone to enjoy in MHC!



Front Stage in February

Monday February 6, 2017

Performing Arts Prevail 


News from the Black Box Theatre!

Monday January 23, 2017

All the latest 


TheatreWorks Community Players Receives Tourism Marketing Grant

Thursday January 19, 2017

TWCP Awarded Funds for New Website.


A Very TheatreWorks Christmas!

Wednesday November 30, 2016

ThatreWorks Community Players are hosting a very special Christmas production on December 15 and 16th. 


News from the Black Box Theatre

Thursday September 8, 2016
News from the Black Box Theatre

Exciting updates and upcoming events from the TheatreWorks Community Players.



Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Wednesday June 8, 2016
Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Nine grants awarded 


Tickets Now On Sale for Jack's Guitar

Tuesday May 31, 2016

 June 9-12 & 16-19


16 in '16

Thursday December 31, 2015

16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016 


TheatreWorks Presents "The Wiz"

Monday November 30, 2015

Get your tickets now


20 things you Need to do this September in MHC

Wednesday September 9, 2015

September will be full of fun


Broadway Revue Returns To The Black Box

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Come enjoy Broadway melodies from the talents performers of TheatreWorks Community Players


Third Friday Art Walks Begin June 19

Monday June 1, 2015

Two fun Uptown events combine


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 8, 2015

58 local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


Visitor Center to Serve as Box Office

Friday March 20, 2015

Tickets for TheatreWorks and Patriot Players Available


Small Town Life, Big City Fun

Monday November 24, 2014

The arts are alive in Southern Virginia


Martinsville Culture Crawl This Weekend

Thursday September 4, 2014

Martinsville Culture Crawl is this Saturday in Uptown Martinsville


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 9, 2014

More than forty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


A Three-Day Escape

Monday May 5, 2014

Enjoy a long weekend in Martinsville-Henry County


First Friday Art Walk Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday April 29, 2014

First Friday Art Walk Celebrates Cinco de Mayo in Martinsville Uptown


Patriot Players to Perform "Once Upon a Disney: Music Revue"

Monday March 10, 2014

Disney lovers, this show is for you


Holiday Happenings in Martinsville-Henry County

Monday November 25, 2013

Variety Of Exciting Events During The Holiday Season In Martinsville-Henry County


TheaterWorks Auditions Scheduled

Friday July 26, 2013

Auditions coming up August 3rd for a play at TheaterWorks


World Premiere of The New Musical, "Petey and The Big Dog"

Thursday June 27, 2013

Petey and The Big Dog premiere


TheatreWorks Schedules Auditions for Petey and the Big Dog

Thursday June 6, 2013

Auditions scheduled for Petey and the Big Dog


Theatreworks Announces the 2013-2014 Season

Friday May 10, 2013

Broadway is just minutes away at Theatreworks


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 3, 2013

More than thirty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


Meet Kara Carter-Hundley

Tuesday December 4, 2012

Program Coordinator, The Artisan Center


Meet Rhonda Hodges

Tuesday October 9, 2012

Dean, Workforce Development and Continuing Education


Meet Amanda Gray

Tuesday September 11, 2012

Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Smith River Sports Complex


Upcoming Arts & Culture Events

Thursday July 26, 2012

An overview of great exhibits, performances and events to mark on your calendar


In A Day's Drive: Martinsville

Wednesday July 18, 2012

Area featured on regional TV program


Meet Tommy Harris

Tuesday June 26, 2012

Vice President, Virginia Blower Company 


Park Naming Contest

Thursday June 14, 2012

Help Rename the Uptown Spur Trail & Park


Meet Virginia King

Tuesday May 22, 2012

Co-Owner, King Properties


Meet Laura Bowles

Tuesday February 7, 2012

Executive Director, Martinsville Uptown