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Welcome to the Morton

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.

Box Office

Phone: 706-613-3771
Hours: Monday - Friday
10am - 1pm  |  3pm - 6pm

Featured News

  • Job Announcement: Morton Theatre

    Friday, Nov. 13

    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...

  • Marketing Coordinator (volunteer position)

    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...

  • Volunteer Coordinator (volunteer) Position Available

    The Morton Theatre seeks a volunteer to develop and administer the (volunteer) Troupers program for the Morton Theatre. Please email resumes and cover letters to Lynn Battle Green at director@mortontheatre.com or...

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Did You Know?

On October 11-12, 2014 the Public Information Office and the Morton Theatre staff brought in a team from Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations to investigate strange occurrences that have been reported by numerous people throughout the building's history.

The Public Information Office and a videographer documented the overnight investigation, resulting in the 29 minute short film "Athens Ghost Hunt: The Morton Theatre" (http://bit.ly/MTghost) The video runs features a brief history of the Morton Theatre, individuals recounting unexplained occurrences and ghost stories from the building, and the process and results of the ghost hunt.