Magnolia Midlands / Statesboro

Averitt Center for the Arts

33 East Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30459

912-212-2787
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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 - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Elvis- If I Can Dream, Featuring Russ Lanier as Elvis

    Elvis- If I Can Dream, Featuring Russ Lanier as Elvis

    08/26/2016 - 08/27/2016

    Please join us for a show packed with hits and concert favorites performed by Russ Lanier as Elvis on the Vegas stage in 1970 and 1971. This two-act show features a King-sized band with plenty of hip-swinging action and many Elvis favorites not included in Russ's previous shows at the Emma Kelly Theater.

    The show benefits the Averitt Center for the Arts, Creative Growth, capital campaign.

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  • Juan Granados In Time/En Tiempo

    Juan Granados In Time/En Tiempo

    09/09/2016 - 10/22/2016

    Juan Granados and his family were, at one time, migrant farm workers. His ceramic pieces are influenced by his childhood relationship with the earth, and he strongly carries these themes through out his work. He was born in Floydada, Texas in 1962. Granados received his BA in 1987 from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and his MFA from Ohio State University in 1991. He is a technical leader in the field of integrating imagery into ceramic surfaces, and his work has been recognize... read more

  • Lewis Grizzard, in His Own Words

    Lewis Grizzard, in His Own Words

    09/23/2016 - 09/24/2016

    This one man show, starring actor Bill Oberst, features Grizzard's best-loved stories and jokes, along with some poignant and funny readings from his books and newspaper columns. Lewis Grizzard was the most widely syndicated columnist in America for 15 years until his death at age 47, appearing in 450 daily newspapers. This production covers the works of Grizzard from 1985 to 1993.

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  • Rocky Horror Picture Show Live!

    Rocky Horror Picture Show Live!

    10/25/2016 - 10/26/2016

    Experience the 9th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE! This wild evening has become a highlight of the Halloween season. Come in your favorite costume and join the fun. First timers are more than welcome. This show is for mature audiences only. No one under 18 years of age is permitted unless accompanied by and adult.

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  • Write Place Festival

    Write Place Festival

    11/03/2016 - 11/05/2016

    Join the Averitt Center, Statesboro Magazine, Georgia Southern Writing and Linguistics Program, local libraries, and the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau for a three day festival featuring local author presentations and book signings. The festivities include open-mic and writing competitions, First Friday Author Stroll, an outdoor movie, writing workshops for aspiring authors and many more activities that help to celebrate the art of literature.

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  • Christmas Carol Ballet

    Christmas Carol Ballet

    11/18/2016 - 11/20/2016

    See the classic Charles Dickens novel, beloved by American audiences, come alive on stage as a full length ballet. Set in Victorian London on Christmas Eve, we meet Ebenezer Scrooge who despises the festive season and is renowned for his 'Bah-Humbug' outlook on life. After arriving home on Christmas Eve, Scrooge is met by the ghost of his former business associate Jacob Marley, who is covered with chains and has come to warn Scrooge of how his negative attitude in life will weigh him down in ... read more

  • Celtic Christmas

    Celtic Christmas

    12/09/2016 - 12/09/2016

    Born and raised in Drogheda, Ireland on the banks of the River Boyne, Harry O'Donoghue began his musical career at age twenty, performing at Folk Masses, the Irish Wheelchair Association, and other locations. In 1979, he was a founding member of the group Terra Nova and by the mid-eighties they were touring the U.S. and were signed to Polydor Records. Harry has performed, by invitation, with the Savannah Symphony and has shared the bill with international recording artists such as Mary Black,... read more

  • Soul Within: Figuration by Abner Cope Exhibition

    Soul Within: Figuration by Abner Cope Exhibition

    01/12/2017 - 02/25/2017

    Abner A. Cope received his Bachelor of Arts degree in painting from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. in 1974. Mr. Cope was the first African American to graduate from Georgia Southern College with an Art Degree. In 1998, he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in drawing from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Abner was an Associate Professor of Art at Central State University in Wilberforce, OH for 30 years. During his tenure at Central State University, Abner ... read more

  • Kenny Brawner in

    Kenny Brawner in "Ray Charles on my Mind"

    01/14/2017 - 01/14/2017

    This brand new hybrid concert/theater work vividly brings the music and story of the great Ray Charles to life. Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner, leads his 12-piece orchestra and three sultry vocalists in performing this American legend's most popular hits. "What I'd Say," "I Got A Woman," "Georgia On My Mind," "Doin' the Mess Around," "I Can't Stop Loving You," and "Let The Good Times Roll" are just some of the show stoppers in this extraordinary program. These songs are... read more

  • Pam Tillis Trio

    Pam Tillis Trio

    02/10/2017 - 02/10/2017

    Join us at The Averitt Center of the Arts for a performance by Pam Tillis Trio on February 10, 2017. Pam Tillis has been a formidable force in country music since her first single hit the charts in 1990. She has racked up 14 Top Five hits including six that hit #1, and has sold over 6 million records. An accomplished songwriter, Pam has had her compositions recorded by artists as varied as Chaka Khan, Martina McBride, Highway 101, Juice Newton and Conway Twitty. She was one of the first women... read more

  • Alice in Wonderland (Family Night Out)

    Alice in Wonderland (Family Night Out)

    02/17/2017 - 02/17/2017

    Bits-n-Pieces Puppet Theater takes a trip down the rabbit hole with their nine-foot-tall giant puppets performing in front of our projected animations with video effects! Singing, dancing and fast-paced action inspire imagination as the adventure takes you through the looking glass with Alice. The wild ride begins with the Mad Hatter's zany tea party with the Dormouse and the March Hare...then the Queen of Hearts' wild game of croquet in the Royal Courtyard...and the Cheshire Cat's disappear... read more

  • Leaves: Book and Paper Arts

    Leaves: Book and Paper Arts

    03/02/2017 - 04/26/2017

    Leaves: Book and Paper Arts is an exhibition of three artists who make one edition artist's books and paper to build and create narratives or architectonic magic. Artists invited to participate are Susan Lenz, Jenny Bick and Christina Lihan.  The exhibition is being co-curated by Sheila Stewart Leach and Patricia Carter in part to interface with creative and technical curriculum taught at the high school and university level.

    Opening Reception: March 2, 2017
    Exhibition Dates: M... read more

  • Always... Patsy Cline

    Always... Patsy Cline

    03/10/2017 - 03/12/2017

    Join us for a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically in 1963 at age 30 in a plane crash. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down-home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall t... read more

  • Through the Window: Landscapes by Terry Moeller

    Through the Window: Landscapes by Terry Moeller

    05/05/2017 - 07/01/2017

    Ms. Moeller is a landscape artist working in a variety of media, including oil painting, pastels, watercolor, mixed media, and photography. Terry grew up in rural Southeast Texas, and her childhood exploration of the natural world created a lasting impression, which continues to inform her work. Terry's artwork focuses on the light, color, pattern, and rhythms found in nature.

    Meet the Artist Reception: May 11, 2017
    Exhibition Dates: May 5 – July 1, 2017

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