The Historic Savannah Theatre is located in Chippewa Square. The theatre was designed by William Jay and opened its doors in 1818. Their first production was the comedy “The Soldier’s Daughter” and “Raising the Wind.” Today it is still used for shows and is a staple of our city.
In the first twenty years the theatre would change hands a few times due to the financial hardships endured in the 1820s with yellow fever and the fire of 1820. By 1838 the theatre would be incorporated in December of that year and was taken over by a more stable stock company.
The theatre has faced many fires through the years but today is renovated to an Art Deco style. They had a grand reopening in 1950 with a screening of “Mister Eighty-Eight.” According to their website many prominent actors have performed on their stage as such Fanny Davenport, E.H. Sothern, Julia Marlowe, Otis Skinner, Henry Irving, Tyrone Power, Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell and W.C. Fields.
The current shows playing are Legends Live On!, Forever Midtown, Historic Savannah Theatre Paranormal Investigation!
SAVANNAH THEATRE HOURS
Monday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm