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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

    Tuesday, Dec. 22

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

  • Seeking New Board Members (Winter)

    Tuesday, Dec. 22

    Morton Theatre Corporation (MTC) is seeking qualified candidates for 3-year board volunteer positions, terms beginning January 2016. MTC will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m....

  • 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.