Magnolia Midlands / Statesboro

Averitt Center for the Arts

33 East Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30459

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The Mission of Averitt Center for the Arts is to provide quality arts opportunities for our community and serve as a centerpiece for a vibrant historic downtown. It is housed in the 1891 Bank of Statesboro building; the bank closed in 1932 and the City of Statesboro eventually bought it in 1997 to house the David H. Averitt Center for the Arts. The former Georgia Theater building is now the Emma Kelly Theater. Today, the arts center stages theater, musical and dance performances and other events.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking


  • Jonathan Green: Images of Home

    Jonathan Green: Images of Home

    01/10/2015 - 02/21/2015

    Jonathan Green has long been the recorder, the illustrator, and the interpreter of Geechee and Gullah life along the coasts of his native South Carolina and Georgia. Working mainly in watercolor, his vivid, humanistic images of life among these communities is both compelling and inviting. His work has been collected nationally and internationally throughout his career. His studio is near Charleston, S.C. where he lives and works.

    This event is sponsored by After Hour Glass Company.

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    01/31/2015 - 01/31/2015

    A sleepy, southern town confronts racism and injustice through the eyes of six-year old Scout. In the heroics of her father, the struggles of her friends and neighbors, and the threat of a boogeyman, Scout lives through the joys of childhood innocence and the pains of growing up.

    Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, National Players is proud to stage this tale for the first time in its 65-year history.

    National Players is the longest running repertory theater comp... read more

  • Importance of Being Earnest

    Importance of Being Earnest

    02/13/2015 - 02/15/2015

    Two young ladies, both claim undying love for a man named Ernest. Two men, each in love with a young lady – neither of them named Ernest. This well-known comedy of mistaken/falsified identity has been delighting audiences since 1895 when it first appeared on the London stage.

    The Importance of Being Earnest has endured to become Oscar Wilde's most well-known play, has been translated into several languages, is read by high school and college theater and English literature students, a... read more

  • George Snyder: Lyrical Geometry

    George Snyder: Lyrical Geometry

    02/28/2015 - 05/02/2015

    George Snyder's geometric abstract works come in two forms: flat, often landscape – like on a painted surface or geometric constructions that lilt across space in the form of tubes. Growing up in West Virginia, Snyder was initially influenced by the colorful patterns in his grandmother's quilts. Quickly moving beyond her beautiful patterns, Snyder has been a leader in geometric pattern painting and tubular construction. His most recent pieces utilize paint technology from the automobile ind... read more

  • Coppelia Ballet

    Coppelia Ballet

    03/27/2015 - 03/29/2015

    One of the funniest ballets ever produced, Coppélia tells the story of a mad inventor who has created a life-size dancing doll. Things start going awry when Franz, who is supposed to be in love with Swanhilde, becomes infatuated with Coppélia, not knowing she is a doll.

    See what happens when Swanhilde shows him his folly by dressing as the doll and pretending to make it come to life. When the inventor goes mad, can Swanhilde save Franz? Will she? This ballet is fun for the whole fami... read more

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    04/09/2015 - 04/12/2015

    Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II.

    The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik fo... read more

  • Color Squared

    Color Squared

    05/09/2015 - 07/03/2015

    This is an exciting overview of quilts which have been produced by a regional quilting guild, Staying in Stitches. The membership is not limited geographically, but a majority of the members live in Bulloch County. However, there are several members from Savannah and also from North Carolina, Massachusetts, Florida, and England. Using both traditional and newly designed patterns, the quilts in the exhibition took many hours of focused labor to produce.

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  • Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    05/14/2015 - 05/14/2015

    Get the family together and set sail with young Jim Hawkins aboard the Hispaniola for the mysterious Treasure Island, a tiny spot in the ocean believed to conceal the greatest of fortunes. On his swashbuckling adventures, Jim encounters the most legendary buccaneers in all of children's literature: the salty Billy Bones, the blind rogue Pew, the marooned Ben Gunn and the captivating Long John Silver.

    Generations of children have been thrilled by this rollicking tale of intrigue, pirac... read more