Phone: (706) 613-3770
One of the first, and the oldest surviving African-American built, owned, and operated vaudeville theatres in the United States, the Morton Theatre opened in 1910 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The fully restored Morton is a rental facility that hosts a wide range of performances and special events. The Morton Theatre hosted early acts such as classical pianist Alice Carter Simmons, Butterbeans and Susie, Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver and Roy Dunn, and experienced the dawn of the silver screen as a movie house.
Restored and adapted as a performing arts space, the Morton now caters to local community and touring groups hosting live musical concerts, musicals, dramas, church services, weddings, dance concerts, receptions, poetry readings, award ceremonies, lectures, pageants, and more.
Morton Theatre Corporation (MTC) is seeking qualified candidates for 3-year board volunteer positions, terms beginning July 2014.
MTC will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m....
The Morton Theatre is seeking an individual to work with staff to promote and market the Morton Theatre and its events to a culturally and economically diverse audience. The individual...
The Morton Theatre Corporation will consider Sponsorships to eligible nonprofit organizations with priority consideration given to organizations serving in or near Athens-Clarke County communities for events from January - June...
Join us for our annual DanceATHENS Dance Concert, hosted by Dancefx Athens and featuring performance companies from all over the...
Share in the excitement of America’s race to the moon in this nationally acclaimed drama. Follow Scott Gibson, a young...
Come experience the timeless enchantment of this magical fairy tale presented by ACC Leisure Services’ Athens Creative Theatre. Featuring a...
Presented by Dancefx, Grace is an elegant and introspective dance performance to get you warmed up for the holiday season....
Inspired by the timeless poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and by the real life of its author. This hilarious...
For information on hosting your own private event at the Morton please contact our rental coordinator at 706-613-3770.
After his death, Monroe Bowers "Pink" Morton was celebrated for his many talents and contributions to the Athens community. He was known for being one of the leaders of the community for his amazing business sense, influence in local and national politics, and his dedication to lift up the black community of Athens. His sphere of influence was large, and he was one of the wealthiest black men in the city as well as the state. When he died, the Athens community definitely felt his loss, but they were able to see his legacy live on through his buildings and other business ventures.
Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
A-CC Leisure Service Department
Athens Creative Theatre
Athens Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Hands on Northeast Georgia
Fox Theatre Institute
League of Historic American Theatres
Georgia Council for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
The Morton Theatre is a unit of the Arts Division of Athens-Clarke County's Leisure Services Department.
Managed by the Morton Theatre Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit
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