Presidential Pathways / Columbus

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

900 Broadway
Columbus, GA 31901

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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 James Taylor, 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.

We offer senior, student and teacher discounts, as well as military and group.

Visit 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

    Admission & Fees

    Ticket Price Range $0 - $100+


    Group Discount

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Live Music

    Parking off Site

    Parking on Site

    General Information


    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required



    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express




    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Rachmaninoff Meets the New Piano

    Rachmaninoff Meets the New Piano

    09/08/2018 - 09/08/2018

    Brilliant young American pianist Claire Huangci will christen the orchestra's new Steinway piano with a performance of one of the most popular of all piano concertos. Brahms' masterpiece rounds out the concert program.

    Kilar | Orawa

    Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2

    Brahms | Symphony No. 4

    Admission: Child (6-12) $5; Student $10; Adult $20-$39

    12:30 p.m. - Open Rehearsal. Kid-friendly performance of the music on that evening's concert

    6 p.m. - Free ... read more

  • Fire & Rain: A Symphonic Evening of Folk Rock Classics

    Fire & Rain: A Symphonic Evening of Folk Rock Classics

    02/14/2019 - 02/14/2019

    It's a walk down memory lane featuring a healthy dose of folk rock classics. Songs by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Eagles (to name only a few) all wonderfully performed by AJ Swearingen and Jayme Kelli. This is the greatest popular music ever!

    Admission: Child - $5, Student - $10, Adult - $20-$39

    6 p.m. - Valentine's Dinner. Ticket Add-On $45. Join us for a romantic dinner for two or a delightful dinner with friends as we celebrate ... read more

  • Bartok & Prokofiev

    Bartok & Prokofiev

    03/16/2019 - 03/16/2019

    This concert features the last compositions of two of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Bartok's beautiful third piano concerto and Prokofiev's touching final symphony. The evening begins with a lyrical first statement from a new voice, American composer Samuel Barber.

    Barber | Music for a Scene From Shelley

    Bartok | Piano Concerto No. 3

    Prokofiev | Symphony No. 7

    Admission: Child (6-12) - $5, Student - $10, Adult - $20-$39

    12:30 p.m. - Open Rehear... read more

  • Joe Girard Plays the Sax

    Joe Girard Plays the Sax

    04/13/2019 - 04/13/2019

    You have not really heard the saxophone until you have heard it played by Joe Girard. This amazingly talented member of the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet will be featured in works by Glazunov and Ibert. Masterpieces by Falla and Stravinsky complete the concert program.

    Falla | El Amor Brujo

    Glazunov | Concerto for Alto Saxophone

    Ibert | Concertino da camera for Alto Saxophone

    Stravinsky | Pulcinella Suite

    Tickets: $35 ($10 student rush tickets day-o... read more