Historic Heartland / Athens

Georgia Theatre

215 N. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30601

706-850-7670 | 706-549-9918
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One of Athens' world-famous live music venues, The Georgia Theatre is a keystone of the Athens music scene.

The Georgia Theatre is part of the Downtown Athens National Register Historic District and Downtown Local Historic District. It was built as the Elite Theater in 1935 on the "foundation" of the original YMCA, which was constructed in 1889 and later served as the Majestic Hotel, Masonic Temple, Dorsey Furniture Co., and Burnstein Brothers Furniture Co. until the Elite Theater was built. 

As a live music venue, the Georgia Theatre has hosted acclaimed bands such as the Goo Goo Dolls, Sister Hazel, Hooty & the Blowfish, Zac Brown Band, and has been the setting for music videos by R.E.M. and John Mayer and the location for live album recordings by Corey Smith and the Derek Trucks Band.

The Georgia Theatre has recently converted its rooftop overlooking downtown into a relaxing restaurant. Enjoy a delicious menu offering traditional American dishes, as well as unique drink specials.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 11:30AM - 12:00AM
    Tuesday: 11:30AM - 12:00AM
    Wednesday: 11:30AM - 12:00AM
    Thursday: 11:30AM - 12:00AM
    Friday: 11:30AM - 12:00AM
    Saturday: 11:30AM - 12:00AM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Varies by event. Call for fees.

    Facility Amenities

    Live Music, Party Facilities, Restaurant on Site

    General Information

    Cover Charge

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+)