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.
Looking to join the Morton Theatre team? Currently seeking applications for our part-time Technical Assistant. Do you have what it takes to make our house yours? Deadline: August 1
Looking to join the Morton Theatre team? Currently seeking applications for our Theatre Assistant position. The purpose of this position is to support the administrative and production related activities for...
Morton Theatre Corporation is currently accepting applications for a communications intern who can begin working with the historic theatre in fall of 2017. This position will provide applicants with the...
"Ida" is a Christian based play that highlights God, family, love and forgiveness. "Ida" will be inspirational by touching the...
An event is in the planning stages and not yet confirmed on our calendar.
For information on hosting your own event...
The theatre is not open to the public due to a closed rehearsal. Please see our full calendar for details...
Athens Creative Theatre is thrilled to be bringing "A Christmas Story" the musical to the stage here in Athens. "A...
In September 1912, the Morton played host to "The Brooks Players." The show featured several comedians, singers, and other performers. The show was very well recieved by a large and appreciative Athens audience.
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
National Endowment for the Arts
The Morton Theatre of the Leisure Services Department, Arts & Nature Division, and as a service of local government is a sophisticated historic performance venue which is committed to showcasing rich, dynamic and diverse entertainment and cultural events.
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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