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Original Interactive Play about Pleasant Hill History and Future to Premiere at The Grand This Saturday 1781 1416 Julia Rubens

Original Interactive Play about Pleasant Hill History and Future to Premiere at The Grand This Saturday

A year-long process of participatory research and interviews will culminate in the first presentation of an original play about Macon’s historic Pleasant Hill neighborhood and the impacts of blight on Saturday, April 23 at The Grand Opera House, with 2:30 and 7:30 PM showtimes. Healing a Haunted House will take audiences on an interactive journey…

What’s an Experience Like Here? GRAND Memories, History, and Entertainment 1000 567 Julia Rubens

What’s an Experience Like Here? GRAND Memories, History, and Entertainment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIv8NIMya6Q This semester, our Arts Marketing intern, Lidya Dereje, captured what it was like to attend one of our shows. From the beautiful details everywhere in the architecture to the seamless hospitality in our front of house to the smiles and clapping with spectacular entertainment, check out what it’s like to see a show at…

22 Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2022 1440 1689 Julia Rubens

22 Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2022

January is a month of beginnings, and The Grand is excited to keep opening our doors wider to Central Georgia’s community in 2022. It hasn’t been easy to be a performing arts venue in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic and we can always use your support. But we are proud to say that we’re…

Meet Chas Pridgen: Your New Patron Services and Rentals Director 4032 3024 Julia Rubens

Meet Chas Pridgen: Your New Patron Services and Rentals Director

Chas Pridgen will now be working directly with patrons and ticketing clients as The Grand’s Director of Patron Services and Rentals. A native of Broxton, GA, he graduated from Mercer University studying journalism and theatre and as a talented vocalist, has even sung on The Grand stage before during our Cabaret Concert Series and Bite-Sized…

Picture Yourself at The Grand in 2021-2022: BRAND NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED! 2550 1650 Julia Rubens

Picture Yourself at The Grand in 2021-2022: BRAND NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

BRAND NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED! Picture yourself at The Grand: You belong here. Get date nights all year or grab a group with Movie Passes and Cabaret Packages for $20-30. Set up a private film screening or party in a grand atmosphere. Enjoy captivating shows of all genres with the best touring performers in the country.…

Introducing Macon Art eXplosion 4050 1484 Julia Rubens

Introducing Macon Art eXplosion

an art and performance festival OCTOBER 23-24 Picture yourself at The Grand this fall: Envision a colorful cultural celebration with interactive activities, an opportunity to see a brand new type of performance, find classes for arts education, buy homemade decor, and experience a true explosion of creative energy from all different corners and perspectives in…

There Is More To Do At The Grand Than Just Watch A Show 1684 1123 Joe Patti

There Is More To Do At The Grand Than Just Watch A Show

When many people picture themselves at The Grand, they imagine spending time enjoying a performance with family and friends or showing their support through donations. There are actually quite a few other ways to become involved with The Grand and learn interesting things about our historic performing arts venue. Volunteer – Most people who volunteer…

My Favorite Patron by Sarah Deck 6000 4000 Julia Rubens

My Favorite Patron by Sarah Deck

Sarah Deck is our new Director of Patron Services and Rentals for The Grand Opera House. Check out her perspective on what it’s like to give service to a historic institution: For better or worse, patrons are what make the job interesting. If you’ve ever worked in the service industry, than you know exactly what…

Overheard at The Grand 4032 3024 Joe Patti

Overheard at The Grand

We hear lots of chatter in The Grand lobby when working events. Here, Executive Director Joe Patti explains some of the phrases that come to mind from patrons. I have lived here all my life, but never been inside – This is the most common phrase heard at theaters and arts organizations across the world.…

Outdoor Pop-Up Theatre and Film Event at The Grand Highlights Georgians Living with Disabilities 1973 1409 Julia Rubens

Outdoor Pop-Up Theatre and Film Event at The Grand Highlights Georgians Living with Disabilities

June 23, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Julia Rubens, rubens_ja@mercer.edu or 478-301-2933 Outdoor Pop-Up Theatre and Film Event at The Grand Highlights Georgians Living with Disabilities MACON – A free outdoor film and pop-up theatre event called Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshowwill take place at The Grand Opera House this Saturday, June 26…