Residents of Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties enjoy a wealth of artistic endeavors, from theaters to music to dance and more.
Augusta Choral Society
1301 Greene St.
Augusta, GA 30901 706-826-4713
The Augusta Choral Society is an auditioned volunteer community chorus in Augusta. The chorus is made up of singers ranging in age from teenagers to senior citizens. The society performs four concerts each season with professional orchestral accompaniment.
1301 Greene St.
Augusta, GA 30901 706-261-0555
Augusta Ballet’s mission is to foster a culture of dance appreciation and support across a diverse audience of all ages in the Augusta community. Augusta Ballet does this by presenting high-quality classical and contemporary ballet performances, offering free (or low-cost) educational opportunities to local youth and offering unique events aimed at cultivating the next generation of ballet and dance audiences.
749 Broad St.
Augusta, GA 30901 706-722-8293
The Wells was built by Jake Wells for presenting vaudeville and photoplays to the community. The theater opened on Feb. 18, 1918. After the acquisition of several other local theaters by Lynch Enterprises, the Wells Theatre was changed to the Imperial Theatre. Throughout the early 1900s, the theater continued to provide the city of Augusta and the surrounding area with great entertainment. Although it is a certainty that a large number of celebrities of the day must have graced the stage of the theater, only a few are documented in the archives. Among the earliest recorded appearances was the visit of Charlie Chaplin, who appeared at the theater April 18, 1918, selling Liberty war bonds. Today, the historic Imperial Theatre serves as downtown Augusta’s home for the performing arts. Audiences can see ballet, Broadway plays and musicals, concerts, artists and more on the Imperial stage.
22B West Square
Washington, GA 30673 706-678-5111
On the second weekend of February each year, patriotic and historical organizations from throughout the nation join with descendants of participants and the public, to celebrate the anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek — the only Revolutionary Battle won in Georgia.
Symphony Orchestra Augusta
1301 Greene St., Suite 200
Augusta, GA 30903 706-826-4705
Continuing to focus on excellence in live music performance, Symphony Orchestra Augusta shares its love through a variety of concert series: Pops! at the Bell offers fan favorites from icons such as Olivia Newton John to the music of country favorites like Wynonna Judd and Leann Rimes. SOA’s chamber series features ensembles and guest artists from around the world in an intimate setting. During the symphony series, patrons are provided impressive evenings filled with the sound of the full orchestra sharing familiar classics and thrilling contemporary works.
1129 Broad St.
Augusta, GA 30901 706-755-2878
Ambitious and innovative, Westobou is an ever-evolving multiarts festival dedicated to enriching the cultural fabric, economic sustainability and social vitality of the region. Over the course of five fantastic days every autumn, the festival transforms downtown Augusta into a vibrant, creative playground where friends, family, neighbors and visitors connect and celebrate infinite creative possibilities. The five-day gathering’s performances, exhibitions and screenings represent the best in music, dance, film, spoken word and visual arts — the world stage comes to Augusta.