Tour Stop 8: Macon City Auditorium

415 1st St

The Macon City Auditorium is one of Macon’s most stately historic buildings. It was built in 1925 with a unique claim to fame: it boasted the largest copper dome in the world.

The interior walls and classically inspired columns uphold that copper dome and like a time capsule, those walls also hold centuries' worth of memories. Its in-progress two-phase renovation will ensure future generations deposit ample more memories in this communal time capsule.

This summer the Auditorium’s stage went dark for three months as Phase 1 of the renovation process began. As planned, its doors re-opened for national and regional music performances, meetings, and annual community events in September. Phase 1 renovations included remodeling the dome and making acoustic improvements. A new catwalk was added along with theatrical lighting and equipment to enhance future performances. Additionally, the downstairs concession lobby and restrooms were renovated.

Be sure to purchase a ticket for one of the upcoming shows. Take a step inside and have a look at the renovations –the Auditorium is open for tours today.

Renovations at the Macon City Auditorium.
Renovations at the Macon City Auditorium.

“City Auditorium goes dark for three months as renovations begin” by Liz Fabian. The Macon Newsroom. June 2, 2022

Macon City Auditorium. Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

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