Georgia Theatre


215 N. Lumpkin St.
Athens GA 30601


  • Admission: $Varies by event. Call for fees.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 11:30am - 2:00am
  • Tuesday : 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday : 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday : 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Friday : 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday : 11:30am - 2:00pm
Georgia Theatre marquee
Georgia Theatre Marquee b

One of Athens' world-famous live music venues, The Georgia Theatre is a keystone of the Athens music scene. The Georgia Theatre is part of the Downtown Athens National Register Historic District and Downtown Local Historic District. It was built as the Elite Theater in 1935 on the "foundation" of the original YMCA, which was constructed in 1889 and later served as the Majestic Hotel, Masonic Temple, Dorsey Furniture Co., and Burnstein Brothers Furniture Co. until the Elite Theater was built. 

As a live music venue, the Georgia Theatre has hosted acclaimed bands such as the Goo Goo Dolls, Sister Hazel, Hootie & the Blowfish, Zac Brown Band, and has been the setting for music videos by R.E.M. and John Mayer and the location for live album recordings by Corey Smith and the Derek Trucks Band.

The Georgia Theatre has recently converted its rooftop overlooking downtown into a relaxing restaurant. Enjoy a delicious menu offering traditional American dishes, as well as unique drink specials.

Suitable for Ages
  • Adults (18+)
  • Adults (21+)
General Information
  • Partially Accessible
  • Cover Charge
Facility Amenities
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Party Facilities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Entertainment
  • Full Bar
  • Live Music
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