Serving as one of Athens's top music venues and event spaces, Georgia Theatre has been in operation as a music venue for decades. The building itself was constructed by the YMCA of Athens in 1889, and it was then used as various facilities, including a gym, a temple and a music store. As a performance space, it opened in 1978, but in subsequent years it was used as a movie house. In 1989, it reopened as a live music venue, and it has hosted musical groups including Black Lips and the Dave Matthews Band. The concert hall experienced a major fire in 2009, after which it had to be rebuilt. Now with modern interior facilities and a funky vibe, it's a popular place for locals and visitors to see shows. Pick up your Georgia Theatre tickets at StubHub.
When do the doors open?
Most Georgia Theatre performances are scheduled to begin at 9pm, with doors opening at 8pm.
What kind of Georgia Theatre seating is available?
The hall was built to have a large, open area in which Georgia Theatre ticket holders can stand to watch shows. A few bar stools may be available for those who wish to rest their feet, but this isn't guaranteed. Up to 1,000 people can be accommodated in the venue, so for some shows you can expect a big crowd.
Are children allowed entry to Georgia Theatre?
Georgia Theatre events and performances are only open to people age 18 and up. The theater also does show broadcasts of University of Georgia football games. During game days, only guests 21 and over are allowed entry.
What's there to see on the Georgia Theatre rooftop?
The theater has a restaurant and full bar on its rooftop that are open during and after shows as well as for lunch and dinner. Restaurant hours are 11:30am - 11:00pm, Monday - Saturday, and bar hours are 11:30am - 2:00am, Monday - Saturday.
Is the Georgia Theatre a wheelchair-accessible venue?
Guests in wheelchairs are welcome and can be accommodated at any Georgia Theatre event. There is elevator access on every level. If you would like to have an area on the floor reserved so that you can get a good view of the stage, guest services can be contacted ahead of time.
Are there any other entertainment options nearby?
This area of Athens, which is a few blocks away from the University of Georgia, is vibrant. There are many restaurants and bars in this neighborhood, along with cafes and other music venues. There is also a movie theater and historic plaza near the theater.Back to Top
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