Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Springer Opera House

103 10th St.
Columbus, GA 31901

706-327-3688 | 706-256-0955
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The Springer is not only the State Theatre of Georgia, it is also one of only seven theatres in the United States producing theatre in a National Historic Landmark. It offers a yearly season of three play series - the Mainstage Series in Emily Woodruff Hall and the Studio II Series in the brand new McClure Theatre and the Springer Children's Theatre Series in both the Mainstage Theatre and McClure Theatre.

When the Springer was built in 1871, it was the nicest theatre between New York and New Orleans, so it served as a venue where shows traveling from the Big Apple to the Big Easy could recoup some of their travel expenses. As a result, such noteworthy performers as Edwin Booth, Buffalo Bill, John Philip Sousa, Ma Rainey, Tom Thumb, Burt Reynolds, Oscar Wilde, Garrison Keillor, Chet Atkins and W.C. Fields have trod the Springer's boards. Exhibits in the lobbies include mementos of these luminaries.

Any trip to Columbus is incomplete without a tour or a performance at the Springer.

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

    Show Tickets Call or See Website

    Tours of the State Theatre of Georgia $5

    Discounts

    AARP, Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Meeting Facilities, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    185

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+), All Ages, Kids (5-8), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Tweens (9-12)

Events

  • Lend Me a Tenor

    Lend Me a Tenor

    01/22/2015 - 01/31/2015

    The Cleveland Grand Opera Company welcomes the greatest tenor of his generation, Tito Morelli, to appear for one night only. The star arrives late and accidentally consumes a double dose of tranquilizers – and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, the opera manager persuades his assistant, Max, to get into Morelli's costume and fool the audience into thinking he's the great man. Amazingly, Max is succeeding. But while Max is onstage, Morelli comes to and gets into a spare... read more

  • Producers

    Producers

    02/26/2015 - 03/14/2015

    Comedy genius Mel Brooks brings his classic film to the stage in this hysterical musical theatre sensation about two down-and-outers who plot to get rich by producing a Broadway flop. Fiery producer Max Bialystock and his accountant Leo Bloom enlist the help of Ulla, a Swedish bombshell, Third Reich nutcase Franz Liebkind and flamboyant director Roger de Bris in the creation of the worst, most outrageous musical ever presented on Broadway. Trouble erupts when their show, "Springtime for Hitle... read more

  • Borrowers

    Borrowers

    03/11/2015 - 03/22/2015

    Arrietty Clock will be 14 next June. Like any teenager, she yearns to experience the grown-up world. But unlike other teenagers, Arrietty and her tiny family live on borrowed doll house furniture under the floorboards of giants. And when their home is discovered, they are forced to "emigrate" to the vast and unknown world of the outside. "The Borrowers" is an enchanting adventure, full of wonder, bravery, giants and gypsies.

    School matinees – 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., March 11-13 and Marc... read more

  • Why, Baby, Why: The Music of George Jones and Tammy Wynette

    Why, Baby, Why: The Music of George Jones and Tammy Wynette

    04/16/2015 - 04/25/2015

    With the recent passing of Nashville legend George Jones we were reminded of the rare talent that he was. In tribute, the Springer is staging this rhinestones-and-denim concert show featuring the music he wrote and performed with the great Tammy Wynette. Together and separately, they were country music royalty with 30 No. 1 hits and nine marriages between them - including the volatile one they shared. This theatre concert spotlights the songs that put George and Tammy in the Country Music Hal... read more

  • Born Yesterday

    Born Yesterday

    04/30/2015 - 05/16/2015

    "Born Yesterday" is a witty screwball comedy about a corrupt businessman trying to get ahead in Washington. Harry Brock, a junk-dealer millionaire, rents a lavish D.C. hotel room with his brassy girl, Billie Dawn, in tow. Hoping to bribe a few senators to help with a crooked business scheme, he decides his dim-witted girlfriend needs some polish to get ahead in D.C. society and hires a journalist for the task. In a deliriously funny and romantic turn of events, Billie Dawn falls for her teach... read more

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