Augusta Area Entertainment
Augusta Opera: The mission of the Augusta Opera is to present opera and music theatre productions of the highest possible standards while encouraging growth of the art form through its educational programs and outreach. The Augusta Opera strives to create productions of the highest artistic quality bringing together nationally recognized professionals, rising young professional artists, and talented youth and adults from the community. Through this unique collaboration of artists of all levels, The Augusta Opera enhances our community’s quality of life and provides a platform for artistic development for both local and national professionals.
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre: Our professionally staffed theatre program produces a full season of live theatrical productions to include comedy, drama, musicals , children's theatre, concerts, and special events. We receive enthusiastic support from the community, and usually play to capacity audiences. Most of our theatre performances are done in dinner theatre format.
Le Chat Noir: Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat), an intimate black box theater at the site of the old Capri Cinema at Seventh and Ellis Street, is an 80-seat, off-Broadway black box theatre, cocktail lounge, & cabaret.
Imperial Theatre: Our mission is to create entertainment up close and personal by developing the Imperial Theatre as an innovative performing arts venue, presenting a wide variety of the arts with an emphasis on community diversity. Providing quality programming consistent with the theatre’s unique acoustics and historic setting. Restoring and preserving the historic ambience and beauty of the Imperial Theatre facility, while ensuring patron and performer connectivity.
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre: The Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre is the cultural heart of the ASU campus. Students take center stage at the Maxwell Theatre. The Department of Fine Arts ensembles and the ASU Theatre events provide ample performance opportunities for students. Students, faculty, staff, and community members attend a broad variety of events. Through the Lyceum Series, the Student Activities Office presents national and international music, dance, and theatre companies. The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society brings a rich series of world class performers to campus and the Augusta Symphony calls the Maxwell Theatre home for its Publix Family Series.
Augusta Symphony: In its 53 years, the Augusta Symphony has dramatically grown from a “pick-up” group of fifteen musicians into an organization offering a variety of concert series serving 15 counties in two states. The full orchestra debuted on May 23, 1954 under the baton of Harry Jacobs. The following year the Masterworks concert series was introduced.