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

Achemistry Productions Presents HE Say SHE Say: The Unspoken Conversation

  • Imperial Theatre

HE Say SHE Say

The Unspoken Conversation 

Featuring Comedienne Poncere

Conversations can sometimes be simple, complex, heart wrenching, loving, unforgiving, or even deceptive but at the end of the day, TRUTH should be the force that defines what is real.

"HE Say SHE Say: The Unspoken Conversation is a one woman, one man show that features five one-act plays exploring conversations on various topics relating to dating, marriage, justice, mental illness and death. HE Say SHE Say: The Unspoken Conversation will provoke open dialogue between others that will reveal truth and clarity about real issues that affect our everyday lives. You will definitely be escorted on a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Written and produced by Augusta's own Nathan Rothwell and Olaundra Grace the founder of Achemistry Productions, this is a production you do not want to miss.

There will be an after party at Cotton Patch Jazz and Blues Cafe.

VIP Tickets include food and beverage at the after party.

'56 Starring Cody Ray Slaughter

  • Imperial Theatre

It came rolling out of Memphis like a hurricane, and they called it rockabilly, long before they called it rock and roll.  Don’t miss ’56, the new hit touring show. ’56 stars Cody Ray Slaughter, who’s appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and starred in the Tony Award winning Million Dollar Quartet.  The show also features the Hillbilly Katz with drummer David Fontana, son of Elvis’ drummer DJ Fontana.  Through music and stories, the show will take you back to Elvis’ breakout year of 1956, before he was the King of Rock and Roll.

VIP ticket holders are welcome to join us at a private meet & greet with the artists prior to the performance.  (VIP tickets are the $79 ticket in the Orchestra Center Section)

ElvisFestival.com Presents '56 Starring Cody Ray Slaughter Produced by Sherry Management

  • Imperial Theatre

It came rolling out of Memphis like a hurricane, and they called it rockabilly, long before they called it rock and roll.  Don't miss '56, the new hit touring show. '56 stars Cody Ray Slaughter, who's appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and starred in the Tony Award winning Million Dollar Quartet.  The show also features the Hillbilly Katz with drummer David Fontana, son of Elvis' drummer DJ Fontana.  Through music and stories, the show will take you back to Elvis' breakout year of 1956, before he was the King of Rock and Roll.

VIP ticket holders are welcome to join us at a private meet & greet with the artists prior to the performance.  (VIP tickets are the $79 ticket in the Orchestra Center Section)

The Meet n' Greet for VIPs ONLY

Time: 4:30 - 6pm 

Light Snacks will be provided

It will be a Q&A as well a photo opts with Cody and the cast.