Springer Opera House
Columbus, GA 31901
706-327-3688 | 706-256-0955
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
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Meeting Facilities, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible
Near Interstate Highway
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)
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).read more
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
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.
"Charlie and the C...read more
Way Down Film Festival
10/21/2016 - 10/22/2016
Way Down Film Festival (WDFF) launches in 2016 as the first high-profile film festival in Columbus, GA. The inaugural WDFF will showcase over 30 short films; celebrating the most innovative voices in narrative, animation, documentary, and experimental categories from all over the world.
Curated into six different thematic genre blocks, each screening runs 70-90 minutes of varying short films. Viewed on a state-of-the art projector with a pristine sound system, film screenings will take...read more
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
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
12/02/2016 - 12/23/2016
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian to restore order under the sea. An enchanting love story for the ages, "The Little Mermaid" is a fishy fable that will capture your heart with irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" an...read more
12/08/2016 - 12/23/2016
"It just wouldn't be Christmas without A Tuna Christmas." No, that's not a line from the play but it is a common remark from the 55,000 people who have seen this holiday cult favorite over the past 15 years. The annual Yard Display Contest is once again threatened by the Christmas Phantom but Vera Carp intends to win the trophy once again with a display that features the Wise Men and Shepherds, Bing Crosby, the Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Natalie Wood. She faces stiff competition from Didi...read more
Of Mice and Men
01/19/2017 - 01/29/2017
Join us for Steinbeck's breathtaking American classic. Two road-weary migrant workers, George and his giant friend, Lennie, have a desperate dream of freedom and self-sufficiency. They arrive at a hard-scrabble ranch in Depression-era California to earn enough money to buy their own farm. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. When the Boss's flirtatious wife attracts Lennie's attention, there is trouble, though, and George must choose between devotion ...read more
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
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
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
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