Are you a lover of ballet, operas, and other forms of theater? With Georgia being the cultured state it is, there are opportunities all over Georgia to catch a great play or world class opera! An unforgettable viewing experience awaits you this summer at these 10 amazing Georgia theaters!
1) Rialto Center for the Arts- 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
This performing arts center belongs to Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. They host world class performers --musicians, opera singers, plays, and more!
2) Gem Theatre - 114 N Wall St, Calhoun, GA 30701
This historic theater in Calhoun did a great job in rehabilitating this place--so good in fact that they received an award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation! You have to check out an upcoming show at this venue!
3) Wink Theatre - Dalton, GA
Wink Theater was built in 1941 by J.C.W. Wink. It was supposed to be a smaller version of the fox theater. It was once used as a movie theater and a live performance theater. In 2008 it was used as a church.
4) The Historic Ritz Theatre - 1530 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA 31520B
This historic building was once an opera house built in 1899. Since then it has been turned into a movie place showcasing plays, movies, and other live performances!
5) The Fox Theatre - 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
The famous Fox Theater is perhaps one of the most elegant in Georgia. It is here that you can catch a Broadway show, a famous comedian, or an exquisite opera!
Inside the Fox Theatre
Another amazing view of the Fox Theatre
6) Georgia Theatre - 215 N Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30601
If you want to catch a concert in Athens, here's the place to do it! The Georgia Theatre in Athens is a place for prominent folk and county music performances.
7) The Grand Theatre - 7 N Wall St, Cartersville, GA 30120
Thne Grand Theatre in Cartersville is a bustling hub of performances --both by school age kids and professionals--acting classes and summer camps. Dress up and go see a pleasant ballet performance here or maybe see your kids in The Little Mermaid, Jr.!
8) The Historic Savannah Theatre - 222 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
Of course -- leave it up to Savannah to have one of America's oldest operating theaters! Savannah is really good about having some of the "oldest" surviving structures in the country! Opened in 1818, this theatre is still a great place to catch the performances of actors and musicians alike!
9) DeSoto Theatre - 530 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161
Cool Fact: DeSoto Theatre was the first in the southeast to display sound movies! It shut down playing movies in the early 80s, but they still showcase talent from Rome's local amateur group and host the annual Rome International Film Festival.
10) Trustees Theater-216 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Located in the historic district of Savannah, this theater, along with the Lucas Theatre (a five minute walk from one another,) are both run by SCAD. These beautiful historic buildings both host local and national performances!
Have you gotten a chance to catch a show at one of these amazing theaters? What about any local ones near your house that are not on this list? Can you name them?