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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.
Morton Theatre Corporation (MTC) is seeking qualified candidates for 3-year board volunteer positions, beginning July 2013.
MTC will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm and...
Morton Theatre Corporation (MTC) is seeking a Marketing Intern Volunteer. The Marketing Intern Volunteer will work with members of the MTC Board in creating professional and brand appropriate graphics...
World Changers Church – Athens, GA (WCC-Athens) is a Satellite Church branch of World Changers Ministries. WCC-Athens was birthed Sunday,...
The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation is pleased to present the 44th Annual Preservation Awards, showcasing outstanding projects that revitalize historic places...
Another exciting event is currently in the planning phase. Details soon to follow.
Campers will enjoy learning the basics of theatrical performance. Activities will include blocking and performing a workshop play, theatre games,...
Super Duck by Brian D. Taylor is the beloved tale of the ugly duckling with a super-powered, action packed twist!...
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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