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, which are a part of the Children's Series.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    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


  • Public Ice Skating

    Public Ice Skating

    11/16/2015 - 02/28/2016

    Enjoy skating on Athens only indoor/outdoor ice rink! Come skate on our 17,000 square foot rink! Tickets are $12 per skating session, which includes your skate rental. (No discount if you bring your own skates). The general admission price will also be charged if skating during festival hours. Ask us about private parties. From November 16 - January 12, the skating area will be located in the Classic Center's grand hall arena, and from January 16 - Februrary 28, it will be located in the pavi... read more

  • Nutcracker presented by the State Ballet of Russia

    Nutcracker presented by the State Ballet of Russia

    12/19/2015 - 12/20/2015

    The internationally renowned State Ballet Theatre of Russia will present two performances of The Nutcracker December 19-20 in The Classic Center Theatre. 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. Filled with Tchaikovsky's beloved music, including "Waltz of the Flowers," "Dance of the Sugar Plum ... read more