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.
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...
Know of a family member or friend who attended or graced the stage of the Morton "back in the day"? Let us know!
Do you have personal memories of performing, attending...
Morton Theatre Corporation (MTC) is seeking qualified candidates for 3-year board volunteer positions, terms beginning January 2014.
MTC will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m....
Studio Dance Academy presents The Nutcracker Suite and Holiday Program. The First Act of the program will feature a variety...
World Changers Church – Athens, GA (WCC-Athens) is a Satellite Church branch of World Changers Ministries. WCC-Athens was birthed Sunday,...
Inspired by the timeless poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and by the real life of its author. This hilarious...
The theatre is not open to the public due to a closed rehearsal. Please see our full calendar for details...
For information on hosting your own private event at the Morton please contact our rental coordinator at 706-613-3770.
This dramatic play with music tells the heroic story of the brave soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalries who...
The Morton has been used for community non-performance events as early as February 1919. The Morton played host to the graduation ceremony for the Knox Institute. The Knox Institute was a industrial school that had an enrollment as high as 450 students. The Knox was training students for manual labor as well as providing academic and literary training for the "colored people of this city, and of many sections of the state" according to the Athens Daily Herald. The Morton has been a fixture for the Athens community for 100 years, and we're still going strong.
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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