10 Places to See Live Entertainment in Savannah
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Savannah is a brightly shining cultural beacon, complete with culinary adventures, visual masterpieces of art, nature, architecture and a plethora of musical offerings year-round. It’s no surprise that our performing arts scene is also a growing limb of the Savannah cultural tree. Here are some suggestions for enjoying live entertainment in our historic city.
The Historic Savannah Theatre is located on Chippewa Square
The Historic Savannah Theatre
For live theater, look no further than the Historic Savannah Theatre on Chippewa Square, one of America’s oldest continually-operating theaters. With rotating seasonal shows including "Savannah Live!" and "A Christmas Tradition," the Savannah Theatre is an entertainment staple in the LowCountry. They even have special ticketing offers for active duty military personnel and their families!
Odd Lot Improv Comedy
Need a good laugh? Savannah LOVES to laugh, and you can get your fill four times a week with the Odd Lot Improv comedy group at the Loft on Liberty. Spend a unique evening out with dinner and a show at their Murder Mystery Fridays, which include an improvised, audience-involved performance as well as a three-course meal from Savannah Coffee Roasters & Bistro, located below the performance space.
The Savannah Ballet Theatre performs The Nutcracker at The Lucas Theatre for the Arts
Savannah Ballet Theatre
If concert dance is what moves you, join Savannah’s only professional dance company, Savannah Ballet Theatre, for one of their various performances at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The company performs a mixed bill of traditional ballets like "The Nutcracker" as well as original, contemporary story ballets such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Wizard of Oz."
Savannah Repertory Theatre
Professional theater company Savannah Repertory Theatre hosts theatrical performances several times a year including plays, musicals and seasonal productions. Their one-of-a-kind performance space, PLAYShop, is also available for rent for special events. With a commitment to community outreach and education, Savannah Repertory is a must-see in Savannah entertainment!
Live music 7 nights a week at Good Times Jazz Bar
Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Good Times Jazz Bar, the newest jazz club on Broughton street, features live entertainment seven nights a week in a sophisticated atmosphere where you can enjoy your favorite libation paired with delicious lowcountry cuisine. Inspired by the mantra “Good Food-Good Wine-Good Music,” they put the good in good times!
Savannah Black Heritage Festival
Savannah plays host to a variety of cultural festivals each year where dance performances are featured entertainment. The Gullah/Geechee Festival in October, the Greek Festival in October, the Savannah Black Heritage Festival in February and the Tara Feis Irish Festival in March all showcase styles of dance relative to the culture.
Bay Street Theatre at Club One
Club One, located at Bay and Montgomery, is home to the Bay Street Theatre and hosts a variety of shows from “The Rocky Horror Show” in October to cabaret to drag shows to karaoke. The legendary Lady Chablis, who is a featured character in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” and appeared in other film and television cameos, called the stage at Club One home and feature shows are still held in her memory throughout the year.
Stage on Bay hosts concerts and shows year-round
The Stage on Bay
As a new, multi-use event space, The Stage on Bay attracts artists and performers from all genres of entertainment and shows of all sizes. With a variety of seating and stage set-up possibilities, two bars, on-site parking options and its close proximity to the Historic District, Stage on Bay is the go-to spot for concerts and live entertainment.
Foxy Loxy Cafe
Sip on your favorite beverage or grab a bite to eat at Foxy Loxy Café while enjoying live entertainment nearly any night of the week. From their vinyl nights to Acoustic Tuesdays, Foxy Loxy always has a solid line-up of entertainment options. They also have an art gallery and courtyard space and host poetry slams, fire-and-wine Saturdays and comedy nights.
Savannah’s electrifying music festival scene offers up some of the best live entertainment at both indoor and outdoor venues across the city. Grab your blanket and a packed lunch for Picnic in the Park with the Savannah Philharmonic or put on your best stompin’ boots for Revival Fest, a modern lowcountry hoedown. Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Savannah Music Festival and Savannah Jazz Festival are some of our other major musical attractions with performances at Forsyth Park, The Charles H. Morris Center, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and Trinity United Methodist Church.