Historic Savannah Theatre
Savannah, GA 31401
The Savannah Theatre is the oldest threatre in the United States. It first opened its doors on December 4, 1818 with a production of the comedy "The Soldier's Daughter" and a farce "Raising the Wind".
Over the past two centuries the theatre has had several changes due to damage from fires. After the fire in 1948 the theatre was remodeled to its current deco style. The theatre re-opened in the fall 1950 as a movie house.
Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, played several engagements at the theatre in February, 1876.
Today the theatre features live performances such as Broadway on Bull Street, Savannah Live, Juke Box and A Christmas Tradition.
There is a museum in the lobby of the theatre which includes artifacts, newspaper articles, and photographs from the past.