Christmas with John Berry
- Imperial Theatre
Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau
(706) 724-4067 · VisitAugusta.com
560 Reynolds Street Augusta, GA 30901
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
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia
Ballet - féerie in two acts with a prologue and an apotheosis
Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Production by Anatoly Emelianov
Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia -now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin - presents the most passionate love story Ballet.
This full-scale production is choreographed by very Famous Choreographer Marius Petipa based on Brothers Grimm's version, where love help to be in life. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts.
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.
is an American Bluegrass band. In addition to being Grammy-nominated, the band has received numerous International Bluegrass Music Awards both as a group and individually.The Boxcars were founded by Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, Keith Garrett, John Bowman, and Harold Nixon. They released their debut self-titled album in 2010 and were nominated for numerous International Bluegrass Music Awards the year after. In 2014, Bowman left the group to focus on his career of preaching and singing in churches, releasing a solo album in June of that year. Bowman was replaced by Gary Hultman in June 2014.
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.