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


  • Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

    Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

    10/21/2014 - 10/21/2014

    Alton Brown, "Iron Chef" host and renowned television personality is taking his brand of quirky humor and culinary science on the road with Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour. Brown's tour promises to be an eventful evening of stand-up comedy, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, live music and food experimentation. Don't miss your chance to see Alton Brown Live!

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  • 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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  • 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