The Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre is the cultural heart of the Augusta University campus, and students take center stage. The Department of Music ensembles and Theatre AU, from the Department of Communications, provide ample performance opportunities for students. Students, faculty, staff, and community members attend a broad variety of events. The Lyceum Series 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.
The Maxwell's stage and stage thrust multi-level extension make the theatre extremely versatile. Performances from opera and theatre to symphony and dance all feel at home on the Maxwell stage. The theatre is an intimate venue for the audience with each of its 740 seats remarkably close to the stage. Many performances at the Maxwell Theatre are free to AU students with a valid JagCard, and all performances are reasonably priced for the general public. Discounts are often available for AU faculty and staff, AU alumni, members of the military, and children.