Imperial Theatre

The Wells, Augusta's Theatre Beautiful was built for the presenting of vaudeville and photoplays to the community by Mr. Jake Wells. The Theatre opened on Monday, February 18, 1918. After the acquisition of several other local theatres by Lynch Enterprises, The Wells Theatre's was changed to The Imperial Theatre. Throughout the early 1900s, the theatre continued to provide the city of Augusta and the surrounding area with great entertainment. Included in this bill of fare was Leo Carrillo who later became the Cisco Kid's partner, Poncho; and the famous ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. It is in the Broad Street Historical District and is listed on the National Register as important to the character of the entire district. Although it is a certainty that a large number of celebrities of the day must have graced the stage of the theatre only a few are documented in the Imperial Theatre's archives. Among the earliest recorded appearances was the visit of Charlie Chaplin, who appeared at the theatre on April 18, 1918, selling Liberty war bonds. Today, the historic Imperial Theatre serves as downtown Augusta's home for the performing arts. Audiences can see Ballet, Broadway Plays and Musicals, Concerts from both local and international artists and more on the Imperial stage.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM

General
Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Tuesday Closing Time: 4 PM
  • Wednesday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Wednesday Closing Time: 4 PM
  • Thursday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Thursday Closing Time: 4 PM
  • Friday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Friday Closing Time: 4 PM
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Reception Capacity 50
  • Theatre Capacity 841
  • Classroom Capacity 30
Anna
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Charlie
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50

Colton Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

The holiday season brings to mind family, friends and…The Nutcracker! Come and experience the same magic and grandeur that Ron Colton brought to Augusta in 1971. Your entire family will enjoy this classic holiday tale that has become a tradition in the CSRA. Join us as Colton Ballet Company of Augusta brings this holiday favorite to life during the 2019 Thanksgiving Weekend!

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

The Augusta holiday, family-favorite is back! Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this thrilling Broadway adaptation of Charles Dickens’ well-known story. Filled with marvelous music, elaborate costumes and a joyful message; we’re thrilled to make it a part of this anniversary season. It’s an Augusta Players tradition!

23rd Annual Christmas Songs & Stories with John Berry

Join the Imperial Theatre on December 16 from 7 PM to 9 PM for the 23rd Annual Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry.

Classical Arts Entertainment Presents Romeo and Juliet Performed by National Ballet Theatre of Odessa

From the same company that brought Swan Lake last year!

 

Two households, both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

A pair of star-cross’s lovers take their life;

Whose misadventure piteous overthrows

Do with their death bury their parents' strife.

W. Shakespeare 

 

 

The Augusta Players Present Mamma Mia!

Over 60 million people have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music! ABBA’s timeless songs propel this enchanting fable of love, laughter, friendship and family, creating the ultimate feel-good show!

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

The Augusta Players Present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Dreams really do come true in this timeless tale for the entire family! The new Broadway adaptation expands on the original and includes Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs. PLUS new music alongside a hilarious and romantic story for all ages. It’s the “happily ever after” show that has something for everyone!