Imperial Theatre

Originally built for vaudeville, the Imperial Theatre opened in 1918 as The Wells, Augusta’s Beautiful Theatre. Since then, everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings has graced the theatre’s stage. Just as its iconic marquee has become one of downtown’s most recognizable landmarks, the theatre has woven itself into Augusta’s culture as home to The Augusta Players, Morris Museum of Art’s Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series, Dance Augusta and the Poison Peach Film Festival. 

We invite you to Come See Augusta for yourself. Spend a weekend with us and experience our vibrant entertainment scene. 

Augusta Entertainment Weekend

Friday Night

  • Check-in to the hotel of your choice, unpack & unwind
  • Enjoy dinner at Southbound Smokehouse and stay for the music. The owners are passionate about music and you never know who will pop in for a jam session. 

Pro tip: Order the Almost Famous Wings with Alabama White Sauce, Soul Rolls, and side of their legendary collard greens.

Saturday

  • Head downtown and hit up veteran owned Ubora Coffee Roasters for a freshly roasted coffee and breakfast
  • Take a walk along the Augusta Riverwalk to see the Savannah River
  • Located along the Riverwalk is the Morris Museum of Art, the oldest museum in the country devoted to the art and artists of the American South
  • Enjoy lunch at The Hive and try a local seasonal brew from Riverwatch Brewery or Savannah River Brewing Co.
  • Take a breather before dinner and a show tonight!
  • Have a classic Italian dinner at Luigi's, an Augusta stable since 1949. It's got a retro vibe, think Goodfella's or The Godfather, and the food will not disappoint.  
  • It's showtime! Head over to the historic  Imperial Theatre for the show of your choice. 

Pro tip: When you're walking along the Riverwalk as you look out on the Savannah River you're actually looking at South Carolina! North Augusta, SC. is just over the 13th Street bridge 1-2 miles from downtown Augusta.

Sunday

  • Grab a Mediterranean style brunch on the patio at Bodega Ultima before heading home

To learn more about the Imperial Theatre, The Jewel of Broad Street, check out our video!

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