Welcome to the Emma Kelly Theater

2015–2016 Main Stage Performance Season

The Averitt Center and Emma Kelly Theater are entirely accessible to persons with special needs, assuring a pleasurable performance experience for all. Accessible seating for persons with wheelchairs and a companion is available for all shows on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to mention your need for wheelchair accessible seating at the time you purchase your ticket. For those needing sign interpretation, please give one week notice prior to attending the performance.

For any other special needs, please contact the Box Office at 912-212-2787.

photoThat Georgia Rhythm
September 11, 2015  |  7:30 p.m.
A musical trip through the Georgia Music Hall of Fame — some of the best music on the planet has roots here in the great Peach State! From classic R&B to favorites of the 60’s & 70’s, to southern rock anthems and million selling pop and country hits.


photoThe Nutcracker
November 20–21, 2015  |  7:00 p.m. AND November 22, 2015  |  2:00 p.m.
Season ticket holders Friday, November 20
The familiar story of Clara, her beloved Nutcracker, and their adventures in the Land of the Sweets is a much beloved biennial tradition here in the ‘Boro.


photoAmahl & The Night Visitors
December 10–12, 2015  |  7:30 p.m.
Season ticket holders Thursday, December 10
This one-act opera in English is the first opera successfully composed for television production. Written in 1941 by Gian Carlo Menotti. The storyline is based on memories of his childhood Christmas in Italy, where gifts are brought by the Three Kings instead of Santa.


photoTale of Two Cities
February 12, 2016  |  7:30 p.m.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… ​​ So opens Dickens’ novel about the French and British people during the Reign of Terror and is vividly brought to life in Benjamin Kingsland's bold new adaptation.


photoDallas Brass
March 4, 2016  |  7:30 p.m.
Dallas Brass is one of American’s most popular music ensembles. The group has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as well as for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.


photoTUSK Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show
March 26, 2016  |  7:30 p.m.

TUSK covers the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac, which featured Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks in an ensemble that lasted over 30 years. Read more...

Averitt Center for the Arts
33 East Main Street
Statesboro, Ga. 30458
(912) 212-2787 (ARTS)

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday:
12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.