Averitt Center for the Arts
Statesboro, GA 30459
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
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
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
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
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.read more
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