VISIT THE MORTON
One of the first, and the oldest surviving vaudeville theatre in the United States, uniquely built, owned, and operated by an African-American; the Morton opened in 1910 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Restored by a citizen-approved sales tax program in 1987 and adapted as community performing arts space, the Morton operates as a rental facility hosting live theatre, music concerts, church services, weddings, dance concerts, receptions, seminars, awards shows, pageants, community events, and more. The rehabilitated Morton Theatre, which seats 480, is a unit of the Arts and Nature Division of Athens-Clarke County Unified Government's Leisure Services Department, and is supported in part by the Morton Theatre Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Today, the Morton Theatre operates as a rental theatre. It provides artists and producers a space in which to show their craft. The Morton Building can also host private events of almost any size. Feel free to check out our rentals page for more information.