Historic Heartland / Athens

The Classic Center

300 N Thomas St.
Athens, GA 30601

706-208-0900 | 800-864-4160
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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, both shows a part of the Children's Series.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Rates See Website

    Facility Amenities

    Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Bill Cosby’s Far From Finished Tour

    Bill Cosby’s Far From Finished Tour

    10/26/2014 - 10/26/2014

    Comedy Central will present Bill Cosby's Far From Finished Tour on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. at The Classic Center Theatre in downtown Athens. Cosby's success spans five decades and virtually all media.

    Tickets are $34-$68, plus applicable fees. Purchase tickets online at ClassicCenter.com, by calling 706.357.4444 or in person at The Classic Center Theatre Box Office.

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  • Sister Act

    Sister Act

    11/13/2014 - 11/13/2014

    Sister Act is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash!  The New York Post calls it "Ridiculously fun" and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement!  Featuring original music by eight-time oscar winner Alen Menken.  A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice!

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  • Kip Moore - CMT ON Tour 2014: UP IN SMOKE

    Kip Moore - CMT ON Tour 2014: UP IN SMOKE

    11/14/2014 - 11/14/2014

    Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Kip Moore will headline the CMT On Tour 2014: Up In Smoke at The Classic Center Theatre on Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m. Moore has tapped newcomers Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt to come along for the ride.

    Moore's album "Up All Night" was the best-selling debut album from any solo male country artist released in 2012 and 2013, and produced three back-to-back No. 1 singles with the Platinum-selling "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck," "Beer Money" and "Hey Pretty... read more

  • Nutcracker presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia

    Nutcracker presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia

    12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014

    Generations of children and "children at heart" have treasured this perennial favorite, the charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl's journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers and an army of mice.  The entire family will love this magical experience filled with spectacular sets, beautiful costumes and enchanting choreography.  

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  • Flashdance


    01/18/2015 - 01/18/2015

    The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage.  With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance- The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.  

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  • Dancing Pros Live

    Dancing Pros Live

    02/10/2015 - 02/10/2015

    The world's finest dancers will battle it out live and the audience will cgiise the winner!  Starring Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars and featuring Edyta Sliwinska of DWTS, this unforgettable live competition show is hosted by Golden Globe nominee and star of hit TV show Growing Pains, Alan Thicke. 

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  • RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

    RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

    04/21/2015 - 04/21/2015

    RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band.  Going further than before, this expanded RAIN adds even mroe hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Let it Be," "Come Together," and "Hey Jude."  This stunning concert event takes you back in time wi... read more