The Classic Center
Downtown Athens, GA

The Classic Center's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Athens-Clarke county while serving as the cultural, civic, and social center for the southeast and generating maximum economic impact.  We take this mission very seriously and strive every day to bring entertainment to our community while bringing visitors to Athens who bring business to our local shops, restaurants, and hotels.  

Photo of a large conference held in The Classic Center Exhibit Hall

Economic Impact

The Classic Center hosts over 700 events annually, doubling the industry average. These 400,000 guests make memories at our facility and impact our community. We provide 80,000 room nights to our local hotels and an estimated $46 Million of economic impact to our Athens-Clarke County community.

Capital Improvements

We strive to keep The Classic Center in state-of-the-art condition.  As an Authority, we reinvest our profits into this community building to increase customer experience and keep this community building clean, updated, and efficient for all of your event needs.

Recent Capital Improvements Include

  • Theatre Renovations
  • Updates to the kitchen, Atrium, and Athena pre-function 
  • Sustainability Investments