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
Yesterday & Today Beatles Tribute Performance
09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
Yesterday & Today. No wigs. No accents. Just great music sung in tight harmony the way it was meant to be. The concept is simple - every Beatles song has a memory associated with it. Was it the song playing during your first kiss? Was it the song you listened to over and over after your best friend moved? The Beatles catalog is the soundtrack of a generation and of our lives.
Each audience member can request a song and share the memory associated with it. The band will organize those s...read more
Neos Dance Theater: Count... The Legend of Dracula
10/17/2014 - 10/18/2014
Bram Stoker's classic gothic horror masterpiece has been re-envisioned and re-imagined in this stunningly original new adaptation, choreographed by Bobby Wesner with story adapted by Michael Thomas. A multi-media event, it combines rock, pop, and industrial music with video imaging and the innovative staging that has become the hallmark of Neos Dance Theatre. You won't want to miss this groundbreaking evening of dance. Members of Statesboro Youth Ballet will also be performing.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
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
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