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
Hansel & Gretel
10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
This fall, the Statesboro Youth Theater will bring the classic childhood tale, Hansel and Gretel to the Emma Kelly stage. When Hansel and Gretel are sent into the woods, they encounter some marvelous folk - an arrogant troll who fiercely guards his bridge, a talking owl, a forest sprite and two hobgoblins in the service of the nasty (and hilarious) witch. All the well-loved moments of the classic are here, from the haunting night spent in the woods to the discovery of the candy-coated little ...read more
11/07/2014 - 11/09/2014
Peggy, the elderly matriarch of the family, dies after hitting her head on the bathroom sink of a seedy motel room while meeting with her lover. Chaos ensues as the rest of the family must confront their own personal demons while preparing for a potentially embarrassing funeral.read more
Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition
11/07/2014 - 12/20/2014
The annual exhibition of this regional artist's group is always exceptional. This event will feature a variety of media, styles and techniques reflecting the talent of our area artists. Awards will be given for the Roxie Remley Best of Show and a Merit Award.
Sponsored by: Steve and Debra Chesterread more
Ney Rosauro & GSU Percussion Ensemble
11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014
Ney Rosauro is recognized as one the most original and dynamic symphonic percussionists and composers in the world. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he has studied in Brazil, Germany and the United States. From 1975 - 2009, Dr. Rosauro taught or directed Percussion Studies at universities in Brazil and the United States. He also served as Timpanist with the Orquestra do Teatro Nacional de Brasilia. Dr. Rosauro has appeared in concert solo and as a soloist with orchestra in more than 45 different count...read more
Miracle on 34th Street
12/11/2014 - 12/14/2014
Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this popular holiday favorite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine Miracle On 34th Street, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical, single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth.
Filled with humor, spectacle, and beloved songs lik...read more
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.read more
Second City Comedy Club
01/16/2015 - 01/16/2015
The Second City has been delighting audiences with sketch comedy and improv for over 50 years. What started as a small cabaret nightclub in Chicago has become the most prolific and influential comedy theater in the world. The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to theater and comedy, and the Broadway success of its early students soon solidified the school's reputation. But when Second City alumnae Gilda Radner, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd started a small late nig...read more
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
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
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