William B. Bell Auditorium

Located in downtown Augusta, the Bell Auditorium offers a proscenium stage and 10 dressing rooms.

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 10000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 10000
  • Reception Capacity 1100
  • Theatre Capacity 2690
  • Banquet Capacity 688
  • Classroom Capacity 500
Bell Auditorium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 10000
  • Width: 90
  • Length: 110
  • Theater Capacity: 2690
  • Classroom Capacity: 500
  • Banquet Capacity: 688
  • Reception Capacity: 1100

Brian Regan

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Comedian Brian Regan performs live in over 100 cities a year, with unique material relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians, and he’s making his way to Augusta! Brian Regan returns to the Bell Auditorium Friday, August 25.

Brian has released two hour-long TV specials, two CDs and three DVDs: All By Myself (2010), is available on CD and download only through his website; his two hour-long Comedy Central specials, The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008), and Brian Regan Standing Up (2007) are available on DVD; I Walked on the Moon (2004) is available on DVD only through his website and Brian Regan Live (1997) is available on CD.

Last year he performed the first live comedy special in Comedy Central history, live from Radio City Music Hall. He made his 28th stand-up appearance, the most of any comic, on the Late Show With David Letterman in the show’s final month.

Swanee Quintet Featuring Rickey Smiley

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78th Anniversary Gospel Comedy Show

Old Dominion

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Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion lends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets. Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. The band released their first full-length album Meat and Candy, which Entertainment Weekly called a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut.” Old Dominion released their PLATINUM two-week No.1“Break Up With Him” and RIAA certified GOLD hit “Snapback” prior to their third single “Song For Another Time,” which is Top 10 and climbing.

 The ACM and ACCA Breakthrough Duo/Group of the Year were also nominated for two CMA Awards: Best New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year and Favorite Duo or Group – Country for the 2016 American Music Awards. Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.

Kevin Hart

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Due to overwhelming demand, Kevin Hart has announced a second show at the Bell Auditorium on Sunday, October 8. Tickets on sale now!

Show times:

October 7 at 7:00PM

October 8 at 7:00PM

Kevin Hart has made a name for himself as one of the foremost comedians, entertainers, authors and businessmen in the industry today. After an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club, Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time at venues such as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led Kevin into roles in feature films.

2017 has already been a banner year for Hart, his memoir I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons debuted at Number One on the New York Times Bestseller list and has remained on the list for five consecutive weeks.  The book also toped records on the Audible platform, selling over 100,000 copies in the first five weeks. Earlier in the year Hart voiced a title character in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.  To close 2017, Kevin will appear in the Sony reboot of the classic film Jumanji alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black. In March of 2018, Kevin will star alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman in his first dramatic role in the Untouchables for The Weinstein Co.  Hart will soon begin shooting the Feature Comedy Night School for Universal, a film in which he co-wrote under the Hartbeat production banner and will also star in.  The comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.

Hart’s newest business venture is his digital platform the LOL NETWORK – Laugh Out Loud, the comedy brand and multi-platform network founded by Hart in partnership global content leader Lionsgate.  The streaming video service will launch on August 3rd featuring a slate of original scripted and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed programming, and live broadcasts.  Laugh Out Loud combines Hart’s unparalleled social media savvy that earned him 100+ million followers with his vision for the future of comedy – social, mobile, multicultural, and seriously funny.  Hart handpicked the boldest comedic voices to create, produce and star in content exclusive to the service. These include digital superstar comedy talents GloZell, King Bach, Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly, Draya Michelle, David So, Timothy DeLaGhetto and Anjelah Johnson (MADtv, viral sensation Bon Qui Qui) – among others – who have amassed tens of millions of fans across social media. The Laugh Out Loud service will also feature up and coming comedians curated by Hart through LOL showcases at events, including a partnership with the world’s top comedy festival “Just for Laughs.”

Hart’s recent movie projects include the animated film The Secret Life of Pets (Illumination Entertainment) and the biggest grossing live action comedy Central Intelligence (New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures), Universal’s Ride Along 2, which grossed over $100 million worldwide, Screen Gems’ The Wedding Ringer, and Warner Brothers’ Get Hard. The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in television, executive producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which is currently in Season 5. In addition, Comedy Central will launch 2 standup comedy series’ Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City and Untitled Kevin Hart Stand-Up Series.

Kevin Hart most recently embarked on the multi-city domestic and international WHAT NOW comedy tour. He sold out arenas, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays, Prudential Center and Jones Beach, selling over 100,000 tickets in the NY market. He was also the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show. Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $100 million worldwide. Experience it all this October when Hart returns to Augusta!

Cirque "Spooktacular"

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Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerial flyers, acrobats, jugglers, and strongmen perform daring feats choreographed to live music by Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Now with a spooky twist, this show will be even more dazzling to the eye and the ear than ever!

PJ Masks Live! Time to be A Hero

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PJ MASKS LIVE: is a super-­-heroic, brand new live show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from their sneaky villains -­- Romeo, Night  Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-­-tastrophe!

You’ve NEVER seen the PJ Masks like this before -­- leaping, flipping and climbing -­- live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you’ve never heard before! Don’t sleep through it – watch the PJ Masks save the day, live on stage!

Chris Janson Presented by Dixie Southern Vodka

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KICKS 99 welcomes Chris Janson Presented by Dixie Southern Vodka to The Bell Auditorium on Oct 21.

Last year, Chris Janson’s breakthrough #1 Platinum single “Buy Me A Boat” was the 7th bestselling country song of the year, although his professional music career began more than 10 years ago.

The “Holdin’ Her” singer has written multiple top-charting hits including “Truck Yeah” (Tim McGraw), “That’s How I’ll Always Be” (Tim McGraw), “I Love This Life” (LoCash), and over 25 additional hit songs recorded by a long list of established artists.

Special thanks to sponsor Platinum Marine, Your Local Tracker Boats Dealer.

Kansas

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With a career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands.  This legendary band will take The Bell Auditorium stage on October 25.

The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.

Along with constant touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio. The band has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs’ inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ and ‘South Park,’ and with films ‘Old School,’ and ‘Anchorman.’

Wizard of Oz

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There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Augusta! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

Listen & Laugh Tour

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The Listen & Laugh Tour showcases an elite group of today’s top comedians, unleashing their best on The Bell Auditorium stage, Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Only the most hilarious and polished standup acts make the cut to deliver an unforgettable night of comedy.

Renowned radio personality, Michael Baisden will set the tone as your center stage MC for this exclusive entertainment extravaganza. While fellow comedians Earthquake, Arnez J and George Willborn team up for this collaborative debut. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience – Join the aces of the industry for the Listen & Laugh Tour.

Nationally syndicated radio personality, producer, motivational speaker, and NY Times best-selling author, Michael Baisden launched his career with self-published and promoted book, Never Satisfied. In 2005, he made his radio debut as a drive-time host for 98.7 KISS FM in NYC and quickly went national. Baisden later co-produced and hosted late-night TV talk show, Basiden After Dark on TVOne. The notorious Michael Baisden Show recently returned to national radio this year. Two million printed books, two national TV Shows, two national stage plays, 3 produced films and numerous national seminar tours later – you have the legacy that is Michael Baisden.

Comedian Earthquake kicked off his comedic career performing at a local bar during his 9 years as Sergeant in the US Air Force. After being honorably discharged, ‘Quake co-owned Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta and launched Earthquake’s Comedy Corner !! in Dallas and Atlanta. After gaining national exposure on Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam Tour, he found himself starring in his own half-hour HBO special One Night Stand and appearing on Everybody Hates Chris. His most memorable sets include “About Got Damm Time” and Comedy Centrals’ Laffapalooza. Earthquake also has a history in broadcasting, hosting a full-time radio show on WBLS in NYC.

Comedian, Arnez J is most known for his improvisational comic style and spot-on impressions. Arnez made his comedy debut at the Comedy Act in the 90’s. His standup performance at Zanie’s was taped for Showtime Comedy Club Network. He later joined the network’s Comedy Club All-Stars. J has appeared on Def Comedy Jam, An Evening at the Improv, Comedy Central’s Make Me Laugh and BET’s Comic View. He has also toured for the stage play, Maintenance Man, opened for Prince and starred in the film, “Up Against the 8-Ball”.

Radio personality and comic, George Willborn got his start as the MC at All Jokes Aside in 1992. George has appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; BET’s Comic View; Showtime at the Apollo, Baisden After Dark. George’s 20-year radio career began in Chicago in 1996 on V103 before he was chosen to co-host the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden Show.

This will be the Listen & Laugh Tour’s premier debut– unifying rhythmic radio personality Michael Baisden with acclaimed, top shelf comedians for the very first time.

The Music of Journey

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Brent Havens, guest conductor
Don’t Stop Believin’ in that iconic sound of the 80s. Hear the top-selling rock music of all me as you’ve never heard it before – performed by Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

Straight No Chaser The Speakeasy Tour

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Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser today released “SIX PACK: VOLUME 3,” their new EP, available now at all music retailers and streaming services.

SIX PACK: VOLUME 3” sees the a cappella group cracking open a number of contemporary pop hits and rock classics, including Bruno Mars’ blockbuster “That’s What I Like.” The track’s official video – recently hailed by Billboard as “cheeky” and “playful” — is streaming now at the group’s official YouTube channel. “SIX PACK: VOLUME 3” is further highlighted by “Sweet Dreams/HandClap Medley” – Straight No Chaser’s one-of-a-kind mash-up of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” and Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap” – as well their show-stopping “Beyoncé Medley” (see attached tracklisting).

“SIX PACK: VOLUME 3” follows 2016’s “I’LL HAVE ANOTHER…CHRISTMAS ALBUM,” the world famous a cappella group’s sixth full-length release and first full-length holiday release in seven years. Widely beloved for their trademark takes on Yuletide favorites, Straight No Chaser made their now classic debut with 2008’s “HOLIDAY SPIRITS,” followed in the next year by “CHRISTMAS CHEERS.” Both albums reached the top of the holiday charts at Amazon and the iTunes Store and are now certified gold by the RIAA. Like the preceding “SIX PACK” and “SIX PACK: VOLUME 2,” the new EP continues Straight No Chaser’s long history of bringing their unique touch and inimitable vocal style to a stunning range of contemporary standards. Their most recent non-holiday release, 2015’s “THE NEW OLD FASHIONED,” saw the renowned group putting their matchless touch upon songs spanning The Weeknd and Radiohead to Bob Dylan and Atlantic labelmate Charlie Puth.

For more, please visit www.sncmusic.comwww.facebook.com/StraightNoChasertwitter.com/SNCmusic, and www.youtube.com/sncmusic.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

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MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage

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DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.

Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking and adventurous theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

Under the Streetlamp

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Retro never sounded so now! As seen on PBS, Under the Streetlamp performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook. Experience their tight harmonies and slick dance moves live in concert with Symphony Orchestra Augusta!

The Illusionists - Live From BroadwayTM

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Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to Augusta! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

A Night at the Cotton Club

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Byron Stripling, guest conductor
Musicians Byron Stripling, Carmen Bradford, and Bob Breithaupt and tap dancer Ted Louis Levy join SOA to transport you to the jazz era of the 1920s with music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald!

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour

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In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20TH anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.