The Classic Center

Downtown Athens, GA

Located in the heart of downtown Athens, The Classic Center Theatre is northeast Georgia's premier performing arts venue. This 2071-seat masterpiece is a perfect combination of big-city polish and small-town charm, hosting various events, including Broadway, comedy, concerts, and community events.


Community Events

More than just a performing arts space, The Classic Center Theatre is home to a myriad of community events, including church services, meetings, community fundraising events, and the extremely popular Athens Symphony Concerts.

Show Collaboration

The crown jewel in the annual entertainment lineup at The Classic Center Theatre in Downtown Athens is our Broadway Entertainment Series. The Theatre, in recent years, has partnered with the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center to co-present shows. This collaboration has enabled the Athens community to enjoy exceptional performances by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Blue Man Group, Tony Bennett, and many more of the entertainment world's brightest stars.

Rental Information

Theatre rental rates vary on the scope, scale, and nature of your special event. Our professional and creative staff will work with you to create an event that will meet your goals and exceed your expectations.

Reserve the Theatre

  • Convention Rates: Convention rates will be extended to events that result in 200 or more sleeping room nights booked at Athens area hotels.
  • Not-for-Profit Rates: Not-for-Profit rates will be extended to organizations the maintain a not-for-profit status. A tax-exempt certificate will be required upon execution of the contract.
  • Standard Rates: Standard rates will be extended to all other events.

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Highlighted Performance History

  • A Bronx Tale
  • Alison Krauss
  • An American in Paris
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Cinderella
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze
  • Corey Smith
  • David Sedaris
  • Escape to Margaritaville
  • Finding Neverland
  • Hairspray The Musical
  • Jason Mraz
  • Jersey Boys
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
  • Rodney Carrington
  • The Black Keys
  • The Drifters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters, and The Platters
  • The Price is Right Live
  • The Simon & Garfunkel Story
  • The Temptations
  • Three Dog Night
  • Waitress
  • Wild Kratts 2.0 Live