Presidential Pathways / Columbus

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

900 Broadway
Columbus, GA 31901

706-256-3612
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Located in the heart of historic Uptown Columbus, Rivercenter for the Performing Arts is the centerpiece of the city's new arts and entertainment district.

The theatre has hosted a variety of world-renowned performers, including classical artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Jessie Norman; popular entertainers such as Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield and Wynonna; international ensembles such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir and Cirque Éloize; and national touring productions such as the Broadway shows CHICAGO, RENT and CATS.

RiverCenter's state-of-the-art facilities include the 2,000-seat Bill Heard Theatre, the 430-seat Legacy Hall and the 180-seat Studio Theatre. 

Visit www.rivercenter.org to find out what national and international acts will be making their way to Columbus this year!

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Ticket Price Range $0 - $100+

    Discounts

    AAA, AARP, Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Live Music, Parking off Site, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    185

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • DOC SEVERINSEN

    DOC SEVERINSEN

    09/10/2015 - 09/10/2015

    Genies, princesses and wizards abound in the spellbinding tales of Scheherazade, the heroine at the center of "Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales." Watch as an evil sorceress is transformed into a dragon, a huge genie rises out of a golden lamp, and a handsome prince morphs into a monkey. Set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, this fantastic theatrical adventure about the power of storytelling features masks, mime, magic and more!

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  • SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT

    SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT

    10/04/2015 - 10/04/2015

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua, of course!

    This brand new musical is based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What, is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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  • Straight No Chaser

    Straight No Chaser

    11/28/2015 - 11/28/2015

    If the phrase "male a cappella group" conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses…think again. Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight- faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch.

    THE NEW OLD FASHIONED TOUR comes to town on the heels of the release of their new album "The New Old Fashioned". The album features an eclectic array of songs that explore multiple influential musical eras h... read more

  • RAGTIME

    RAGTIME

    12/04/2015 - 12/04/2015

    At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible.

    The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold-set in turn-of-the-century New York- all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.

    Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Scor... read more

  • Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas

    Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas

    12/15/2015 - 12/15/2015

    Based on the book of the same name, this production is a must-see for Fancy Nancy fans.

    What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles-and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la!

    But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? In this merriest of stories from best-selling author and illustrator team Ja... read more

  • Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth

    Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth

    01/26/2016 - 01/26/2016

    A retro radio show merges with comic book magic to create unforgettable one-of-a-kind live theater. In a unique multimedia experience, three actors voice dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while over 1,250 hand-drawn, full-color comic book images fill the stage, bringing a thrilling graphic novel adventure to life.

    Target Earth and its sequels have fascinated audiences and critics alike, bringing out everyone's inner 12-ye... read more

  • Very Hungry Caterpiller

    Very Hungry Caterpiller

    01/29/2016 - 01/29/2016

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by award-winning children's book illustrator and writer, Eric Carle, is retold on stage in black light. The tale follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that progresses through an amazing variety of foods towards his metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.

    Children will delight in the antics of Little Cloud. High up in a beautiful sky, Little Cloud slips away from the rest and transforms itself into various shapes-a she... read more

  • Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera

    Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera

    02/19/2016 - 02/19/2016

    For more than 125 years, New York City's Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. The Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today's leading artists got their first big break by winning the company's national auditions, as members of the young artist program, or by catching the attention of Met talent scouts.

    This Rising Stars concert offers fans a rare opportunity to discover remarkable young singers whose na... read more

  • Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever

    03/15/2016 - 03/15/2016

    One of the most beloved dance stories of all time comes to our stage in a spectacular new production.

    Saturday Night Fever is the coming-of-age tale of young Tony Manero, who learns the value of life in 1970s Brooklyn. Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees, including "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "Jive Talking," "You Should Be Dancing," and "How Deep is Your Love," in addition to several new songs written ... read more

  • Illusionists

    Illusionists

    04/05/2016 - 04/05/2016

    The best-selling magic show in Broadway history!

    This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illustionists - Witness the Impossible has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

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  • 42nd Street

    42nd Street

    04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016

    "One of the great New York night-outs!" -New York Post

    The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as "We're In The Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off To Buffalo," "Dames," "I Only Have Eyes For You" and of course "42nd Street."

    Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the st... read more