Historic Heartland / Athens

The Classic Center

300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA 30601

706-208-0900 | 800-918-6393
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The Classic Center Theatre is the "crown jewel" of Downtown Athens. This state-of-the-art, 2,100-seat theater is home to nationally touring Broadway productions, headline entertainers, concerts and the Athens Symphony. More than just a performing arts space, The Classic Center Theatre is home to community events, including church services, meetings and fundraising events.

The Classic Center Theatre has hosted the Secretaries of State, a weekly network television series, and the annual "Dancing with the Athens Stars." The venue has also partnered with the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center for a new Celebrity Evenings Series, which brings well-known, world-class performers to Athens. The Classic Center Theatre also serves the youth of northeast Georgia with two productions of well-loved stories, which are a part of the Children's Series.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Rates See Website

    Facility Amenities

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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    Athens on Ice - Public Ice Skating

    11/24/2017 - 02/25/2018

    The 2017-18 Athens on Ice season will kick-off at Akins Ford Arena on November 24. Don't miss an exciting season at the rink. The Classic Center is home to an indoor NHL-sized ice skating arena and outdoor skating pavilion. From November 24 to January 15, the rink will be indoors, then moved to the outdoor pavilion from January 29 to February 25. With multiple public skating sessions every day, adults only public skating and drop-in hockey, this winter staple is perfect for the whole family t... read more

  • Athens Rock and Mineral Show

    Athens Rock and Mineral Show

    03/02/2018 - 03/04/2018

    Come browse and purchase consigned mineral specimen collections. We are also the promoters for the Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Related Crafts show in Athens, Ga!

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  • Motown The Musical

    Motown The Musical

    03/09/2018 - 03/09/2018

    It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. "Motown The Musical" is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more.

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