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Imperial Theatre

745 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901-1334
+1 706-722-8341
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Saw Beauty and the Beast here. Really appreciate older theaters, and the sense of history they... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Buddy V
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Nostalgic

It is an old historical theatre, still in the midst of being restored although very slowly. I have... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
DANA W
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Augusta, Georgia
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The Imperial Theatre is noted in the National Register as critical to the character of the Broad Street Historic District. At ninety-two years old, with its immutable history, Edwardian style structure and current function it is the only medium size traditional proscenium theatre capable of flying scenery in the Augusta area, and for this reason it is a critical component of the infrastructure for area performing arts groups. It is the only performing arts theatre within a 150-mile radius that connects artists and audience members to historic social entertainment by providing a gracious and historic setting for all area citizens.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“great shows” (2 reviews)
“bluegrass” (3 reviews)
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745 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901-1334
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Beauty and the Beast here. Really appreciate older theaters, and the sense of history they bring. That said, The Imperial needs an overhaul. The place is very worn, the ceiling plaster is cracked and peeling, and restroom space is inadequate. They even shut down...More

Thank Buddy V
Reviewed April 27, 2017

It is an old historical theatre, still in the midst of being restored although very slowly. I have been there several times for plays, dance recitals and other special events. It is easy to get to, located on Broad St of Downtown Augusta GA. There...More

Thank DANA W
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Historical theatre surprisingly still open considering what condition it was in. I would have paid double the price just for air circulation, ideally air conditioning. Women's restroom does not accommodate for the number of people attending an event. Stairs to seating are dangerously uneven without...More

Thank craycraymanda
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

I live in Augusta and have seen many amazing shows at the Imperial theatre. It isn't huge, but it has been there for over 100 years and the atmosphere is amazing, which totally makes up for it! They always have great shows and you can...More

Thank Kate Y
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Traveled to Augusta again to see two concerts here: Friday and Saturday nights. Bluegrass on Friday night and Motown on Saturday night. Excellent concerts at very affordable ticket prices. Already bought tickets for an April concert. Renovations and excellent concerts are slowly bringing this old...More

Thank william s
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant and wonderful show! Imperial theatre while old is truly a beautiful hidden surprise in Augusta, it does need some attention but it is slowly getting it and once it is all done, the restoration will make it a perfect place to see some...More

Thank Lydhu
Reviewed September 1, 2016

I suppose at one time this was a nice theater, but now it has fallen into disrepair. The seats are shabby and very uncomfortable. Not enough bathrooms for patrons and not enough concessions staff. It seems like they could have saved some money on that...More

4  Thank nickowens365
Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Imperial is definitely a positive experience. A smaller, older theatre with a lot of ambiance. Acoustics are phenomenal and there is not a bad seat in the house. Due to the smaller dimensions current larger named entertainers are not what you will find on...More

Thank ann marie o
Reviewed December 20, 2015

A old in town theater being saved and slowly renovated nice new seats installed downstairs. Best seats are front upstairs. Sound still needs improved they do book excellent musical groups/Asleep at the Wheel this trip=Texas Swing. It was an outstanding Christmas concert. Yea Ray Bensen...More

1  Thank william s
Reviewed December 10, 2015

This elderly theater offers various local companies a smallish stage for their lower-budget productions. It is a hidden gem desperately in need of repairs, which are said to be coming. An old silent movie house, its bas relief ornaments and other character elements are a...More

2  Thank Samsmom42
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