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Savannah Theatre

Opened in December 1818, this 200-year-old landmark is one of the oldest continually-operating theaters in the entire country. The theater has survived several setbacks, including a hurricane in 1898 and fires in 1906 and 1948. After the 1948 fire, the newly renovated theater re-opened in 1950 as a movie theater outfitted in an art-deco style. Most recently restored in 2002 to install state of the art lighting and sound systems, today’s Savannah Theatre puts on a variety of musicals throughout the year. Over the years, famous actors and actresses including W.C. Field, Lillian Russell, Otis Skinner, and Oscar Wilde have graced the stage and Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth, performed in a show here in February of 1876. Savannah Theatre is located across from the beautiful Chippewa Square in the historic section of downtown Savannah.

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What to Expect at Savannah Theatre

During your visit, you will enjoy a musical performed by a talented cast of actors and musicians. Savannah Theatre shows in 2018 include The Piano Men, Mamma Mia, Forever Motown, and A Christmas Tradition. Before and after the show, browse the museum in the lobby where you will find photographs, newspaper articles, and articles that tell the story of the theater’s history. The theater’s shows are appropriate for those of all ages, and many shows feature songs that encourage the entire audience to sing along with the cast. The theater’s seats are comfortable, with plenty of leg room as well as cup holders. Snacks and drinks (including wine) are available for purchase at the snack bar in the lobby of the theater. All shows include an intermission for bathroom and snack breaks.

Travel Tips

- Be sure to bring money for food and drinks during the 15-minute intermission of each production.

- Savannah Theatre productions typically last approximately two hours and 15 minutes including intermission.

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