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

  • Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    07/08/2016 - 07/24/2016

    Set in England during World War II, four children wander through an old wardrobe into the exciting, unforgettable land of Narnia. There they join an epic battle of good and evil, led by the gentle lion Aslan to stop the evil White Witch. This story of love, faith and courage is a true celebration of life.

    Public Performances at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays (July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23)  and 2 p.m, Sundays (July 10, 17, 24).

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  • Sister Act

    Sister Act

    09/22/2016 - 10/09/2016

    Sister Act is an exhilarating family musical comedy based on the beloved Whoopi Goldberg film. After pop diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she disguises herself as a nun and hides from her gangster boyfriend in a dusty convent. Despite the ridged lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior, Deloris puts her musical genius to work by transforming the choir into a rhythm-and-blues powerhouse that lights up the congregation - thereby transforming herself among a sisterhood she has never kno... read more

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    10/07/2016 - 10/16/2016

    When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

    Performances are at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 7-8, Oct. 14-15, and 2 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 9 and Oct. 16.

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  • Route 66

    Route 66

    11/10/2016 - 11/20/2016

    A rip-roaring, pedal-to-the-medal road trip down memory lane featuring hits such as "Dead Man's Curve;" "King of the Road," "Little Old Lady from Pasadena," "Six Days on the Road," "GTO," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around" and, of course, "Route 66." Four snappy young pump jockeys take the audience to various stops along the historic highway where a menagerie of characters sing and dance to timeless pop, rock and country tunes. The '50s music in this show is energizing and fun for all ages. This... read more