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 1900's 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 Povlova. 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

Southern Soul & Song: The Becky Buller Band

  • Morris Museum of Art

The Becky Buller Band with special guests Kenny and Amanda Smith.  The 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Fiddler and Female Vocalist of the Year, Becky Buller is one of the most sought-after performers in the industry.  Add the sweet melodies of duo Kenny and Amanda Smith, and you've got one heck of a show!  Concert at the Imperial Theatre.  For tickets, call 706-722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.  A Westobou Festival Event.

Southern Soul & Song: The Becky Buller Band with special guests Kenny and Amanda Smith

  • Imperial Theatre

Friday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Soul & Song: The Becky Buller Band with special guests Kenny and Amanda Smith

The 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Fiddler and Female Vocalist of the year, Becky Buller is one of the most sought after performers in the industry. Add in the sweet melodies of duo Kenny and Amanda Smith and you’ve got one heck of a show!  Concert at the Imperial Theatre. For tickets, call 706-722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.

Southern Soul & Song: Justin Townes Earle

  • Morris Museum of Art

Gritty and raw, Justin Townes Earle's music is as authentic as it gets.  This Americana, alt-country singer-songwriter-musician will have you tapping your toes and crying in your beer, all within this one show.  This is his first time performing at the Imperial Theatre.  For tickets, call 706-722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.

Southern Soul & Song: Justin Townes Earle

  • Imperial Theatre

Friday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Soul & Song: Justin Townes Earle

Gritty and raw, Justin Townes Earle’s music is as authentic as it gets. This Americana, alt-country singer-songwriter-musician will have you tapping your toes and crying in your beer, all within this one show. This is his first time performing at the Imperial Theatre. For tickets, call 706-722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.

Southern Soul & Song: Suzy Bogguss

  • Imperial Theatre

Friday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Soul & Song: Suzy Bogguss

Acclaimed female country music singer-songwriter Suzy Bogguss, a star for thirty years, returns to the Imperial theatre. She’ll preform some of her greatest hits as well as singles from her latest album Lucky, a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard. For tickets, call 706-722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.

Southern Soul & Song: The Boxcars

  • Imperial Theatre

Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Soul & Song: The Boxcars

The Boxcars, a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass ensemble, is comprised of former members of Lonesome River Band, Union Station, Blue Mon Rising, and J.D. Crowe’s band New South, among others. These seasoned musicians will perform at the Imperial Theatre for the first time. For tickets, call 706-722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.

Southern Soul & Song: Sam Bush

  • Imperial Theatre

Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Soul & Song: Sam Bush

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride, mandolin virtuoso Sam Bush returns to rock the Imperial Theatre. He’s a fan favorite who just gets better and better. For tickets, call 706-722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.