About The Classic Center
The Classic Center is northeast Georgia's premier award winning convention center and performing arts theatre. Located in the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center provides unique meeting space, outstanding special events services and a wide range of entertainment options, making this unconventional convention center the choice for conferences, meetings and special events!
Brand Statement
"Through a thoughtfully planned and conveniently placed facility, located in a uniquely vibrant and charming cultural environment and proactive, creative approach to customer service, The Classic Center elevates the experience of events to exceed the expectations of our guests."

Core Values
Hospitality, Teamwork & Leadership

The Classic Center
The Classic Center is under the auspices of The Classic Center Authority (CCA), a political subdivision of the state government, created on March 10, 1988, as enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. The 5-member CCA board of directors is appointed by the Athens-Clarke County Commission.

The Classic Center has been under the leadership of Executive Director Paul Cramer since it opened in 1995. Considered the crown jewel of downtown Athens, The Classic Center's motto is "Be Impressed," and guests most certainly are. Nearly 365,000 people attend more than 1,200 events each year in the convention center and theatre.

The Mission of The Classic Center
The Classic Center Authority shall enhance the quality of life in Athens-Clarke County by serving as the cultural, civic and social center of the Southeast and by generating maximum economic impact.
  1. Administration

    Physical Address
    300 N Thomas Street
    Athens, GA 30601

    Phone: 706-208-0900 / 800-918-6393
    Fax: 706-548-0870

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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