Athens' Historic Showplace


The Morton Theatre is celebrating 100 years of culture, heritage, and community on the Hot Corner in the Classic City!

The Morton Theatre hosted early acts such as classical pianist Alice Carter Simmons, Butterbeans and Susie, Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver and Roy Dunn.

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, and pageants.

Join the Campaign! Help Kickstart "The Soul of Athens..."


The Morton Theatre Corporation (MTC) is working with filmmaker Keith B. Plummer on a film on the lasting importance of the black built, owned, and operated Morton Theatre Building to the city of Athens, GA, from 1910 to present. This film is only going to be possible with the help of you. Visit our page on Kickstarter to support this project. Tell your friends about us, tell your families about us, tell everyone and anyone about us.  You never know who has the interest and a big heart.

Our ultimate goal is to share the story of the Morton Theatre by making the film available for broadcast, museums, schools, libraries and for DVD purchase.  If we don't reach our goal and funding fails, the story of this important man and the building he built will not be known to a wider audience.  Funds raised here will go towards production costs of making the film.  All U.S. donations are tax-deductible.