We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Augusta-Richmond Civic Center

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 601 Seventh Street, Augusta, GA 30903
Phone Number: 706-722-3521
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
  • 3
    Very good
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
Not a good venue from a major metropolis

I attended this venue last year and will also report on its siste venue( The Bell Auditorium) neither were impressive , this is the letter I sent to the GM , its better to see... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
emanuel s
Aiken, South Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Augusta, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Truly a dump, I been several times and each times always dirty and dingy and can't wait to shower when I leave .No matter how much the staff clean this place its still a out house .Sad a building like this is named after a awesome entertainer like James Brown a true insult .

Thank MSB3075
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
181 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I attended this venue last year and will also report on its siste venue( The Bell Auditorium) neither were impressive , this is the letter I sent to the GM , its better to see what I wrote and amazingly no one has mentioned this , so it tells me if thisis not put out to the world, that this... More 

Thank emanuel s
Level Contributor
298 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Well attended again this year. Acoustics were good, visibility from the upper deck was okay, parking was easy in and out. (If you're going to park in their lots, go Walton Way and cut over. If you are going to park on the street, go Greene Street and cut over.)

Thank drronline
Level Contributor
132 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took our boys this weekend to see the Monster X tour with the huge trucks! It was SUPER loud but Great!! This entertainment complex is very popular and we are going back next weekend for another event. Note: eat before you go the food is pricey

Thank favorg10
North Augusta, South Carolina
Level Contributor
47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As others have pointed out, Augusta's Civic Center is a missed opportunity to put Augusta on the map of cities for concerts, special events, etc. It's hard to access, the seats are very uncomfortable, and the floor area is so small the hockey team can hardly play. No monster trucks, no indoor football, no famous act concerts, etc. Should be... More 

Thank Treadhead66
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the premier place for all graduations in our area. It's just a big arena for special events. Nothing spectacular about it. I've seen bigger and better in other states.

Thank Robert H
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
116 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

One would think with back-to-back graduation cerimonies all day the James Brown Arena would staff appropriately for restroom cleanliness and supplies. It's really absurd to run out of TP and have other unsightly indications of neglect. Doesn't reflect well on Augusta to all the out of town visitors.

Thank eastcoastdiner
North Augusta, South Carolina
Level Contributor
113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Civic Center (James Brown Arena) isn't anything special. It's average size (say Phillips Arena in Atlanta) and not many people want to book good shows here due to the crowd turnouts, but the good shows (popular at the time) usually do sell out.

Thank MariaD243
Augusta, Georgia
Level Contributor
80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

"I remember when you could be exited about attending an event at the civic center. I guess my emory is better than my children think if I can remember that far back but I see no reason to ever return. It is dirty, needs many repairs and the attractions don t attract me.

1 Thank Lana L
Warrenville, SC.
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Not the best place in town to be. High ticket cost, over rated shows, serly employees and not the cleanest place in town. Not a place I will ever go back to.

1 Thank sierkahn

Travelers who viewed Augusta-Richmond Civic Center also viewed


Been to Augusta-Richmond Civic Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Augusta-Richmond Civic Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?