Athens GA has an area arts council, a non-profit arts organization, staffed entirely by volunteers whose goal it is to integrate the artistic resources of Athens into its educational system and the culture of the community. The Athens Area Arts Council actively advocates for public art, and sponsors performances and events geared to enhance the community’s exposure to the arts.
The Morton Theatre offers itself as a venue for touring artists. It began as one of the nation’s first vaudeville theaters, and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Classic Center Theatre hosts touring Broadway productions as well as headliner entertainers. It is also the home of the Athens Symphony. Athens Creative Theatre showcases local artist’s talents in the performing arts. The University of Georgia offers its own Performing Arts Center where you can enjoy musical as well as dance performances.
Athens has a community of local filmmakers who are actively involved in producing independent projects. In addition to the their efforts to expand the awareness of art in films, the Cine which opened in 2007, screens a variety of films from a wide spectrum of country origins and cultures. The Cine has become one of Athens’ newest gathering places.
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music provides several performances each week featuring students and faculty, as well as guest artists. Most of the performances take place in the Performing Arts Center’s recital halls because it is renowned for fine acoustics.
The Rose of Athens Theatre, a non-profit theatre company, produces professional works cultivating a diversity of vocal productions by exploring various artistic disciplines.
As previously mentioned, Athens has a symphony, but it also has a Youth Symphony and other related ensembles which offer young musicians a high level of music education and performing opportunities.
As you can see Athens GA arts and entertainment spans all sectors: theatre, film, music, and dance. There are performances being offered for your enjoyment year 'round.