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


    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


    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)


  • Grease


    03/02/2017 - 03/19/2017

    It's time to slick down your duck-tails, dust off your leather jacket, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to 1959 as greaser Danny Zuko and goody-two-shoes Sandy Dumbrowski fall in love amid wild times at Rydell High. Danny is obsessed with maintaining his tough-guy image but, in the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the T-Birds. With unforgettable songs from the movie including "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," "Beauty School Dropout" and "Loo... read more

  • Giver


    03/10/2017 - 03/19/2017

    Jonas' world is perfect. There is no pain, no violence, no fear - and no choice. On his 12th birthday, Jonas is chosen for special training from The Giver and he discovers what it means to grow up, to grow wise and to take control of his own destiny. "The Giver" is the spring production of the Springer Children's Theatre series. THis is a great theatre experience for family audiences and for school groups 2nd grade and up.

    Public Performances – 7 p.m., March 10,11, 17 and 18; and 2 ... read more

  • Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story

    Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story

    03/30/2017 - 04/08/2017

    World premiere! In 1909, a 12-year-old black child flees his hometown of Columbus, Ga., becomes a jockey, and works his way north as a vaudeville performer and prize fighter. In New York, Eugene Bullard hops a freighter to Europe and starts earning a living in the boxing ring just as World War I breaks out. What follows is the stuff of legend: The French Foreign Legion, a career as the world's first black fighter pilot, the Croix de Guerre and post-war success as a jazz club owner in Paris. D... read more

  • Avenue Q

    Avenue Q

    04/27/2017 - 05/13/2017

    Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, "Avenue Q" is part flesh, part puppet and all heart. This laugh-out-loud Broadway musical comedy tells the story of a college grad named Princeton who moves to Avenue Q and into a New York apartment where lots of the residents are puppets, but puppets with real-life problems. A truly unique Broadway hit that addresses grownup concerns with humor and insight. "Avenue Q" is a place where puppets are neighbors, monster... read more

  • Way Down Film Festival

    Way Down Film Festival

    10/13/2017 - 10/14/2017

    Way Down Film Festival launched in 2016 as the first high-profile film festival in Columbus, GA. The inaugural WDFF showcases over 30 short films, celebrating the most innovative voices in narrative, animation, documentary, and experimental categories from all over the world. Curated into 6 different thematic genre blocks, each screening will run 70-90 minutes and consist of varying short films. Peppered throughout the two-day festival will be rocking, celebratory, receptions and networking g... read more