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

The Augusta Players Present 9 to 5 the Musical

  • Imperial Theatre

A Brand Spankin New Musical by Dolly Parton!   “9 to 5” is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought provoking, and even a little romantic.  Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?   

Rated PG-13

Content Guide:

 9 to 5 contains mild profanity and the three female leads bond over a marijuana cigarette.

February 24-26, 2017

Emporium Presents Home Free Live inConcert

  • Imperial Theatre

The all vocal country country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so).  The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 100-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 200,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013.

A Country Christmas Tour brings new music from an upcoming Christmas re-release, plus new country hits like Maren Morris' "My Church", pop slams like Shakira's "Try Everything", and fan favorite classics like the calypso-infused arrangement of Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire."

In 2015, the band celebrated the release of COUNTRY EVOLUTION, which debuted No.4 on the Billboard Country Charts, elevating the band "from auxiliary entertainment to headlining attraction" (Times Leader), and they come to town on the 2016 release of FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER, which debuted at No.2 on the Billboard Country Charts.

TICKETS WILL INCREASE BY $5 THE DAY OF THE CONCERT!

The Augusta Players Present Disney's Beauty and the Beast

  • Imperial Theatre

An enchanting Broadway musical for all generations!Disney’s Beauty And The Beast,the smash hit Broadway musical ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on the Academy Award®- winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. This “Tale As Old As Time,” is filled with allure, magic and family entertainment at its best!

May 12-14, 2017