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

60th & Final Reunion Concert Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots

Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots Present their Final Reunion Concert on Saturday July 28th at 8Pm. 60 years of Rock N’ Roll by Augusta’s first Rock n’ Roll Band. This is predicted to be another SOLD OUT event just like the past 5. All your favorite 50’s and 60’s rock n’ roll music starring George Croft, Sid Hatfield, Tillman Ezernack, Frank Mears, Johnny Hensley, a full brass section full violin section, additional overhead video, lighting and of course, classy wardrobe. The Concert will be taped for future television broadcast. All profits go to Natalie’s light to raise awareness of teen suicide in the Augusta Area.

Vintage old cars and shaggers, from the CSRA Shag Club, will be on the street prior to the concert. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you this is one of the most fun nights in Augusta with non-stop Rock n’ Roll.  There will be and after party after the show.