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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

  • Public Relations Internship

    Morton Theatre is currently accepting applications for a communications intern who can begin working with the historic theatre in Fall 2016. This position will provide applicants with experience in client...

  • 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...

  • Seeking New Board Members (Spring)

    Morton Theatre Corporation (MTC) is seeking qualified candidates for 3-year board volunteer positions, terms beginning July 1. MTC will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m....

Upcoming Events

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Did You Know?

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.