Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
The Ferst Center for the Arts is a performance facility on the Georgia Tech campus. The center has a 1,159-seat auditorium and art galleries. The center features a proscenium stage, orchestra pit and theatrical lighting and sound systems. A variety of performances and programs are held at the center to educate Tech students and the community.
The $7.5 million center, which was paid for by the Callaway Foundation and the state of Georgia, opened April 13, 1992 with a performance from pianist Andre Watts. The center is named for Robert Ferst, a generous Tech alumnus.
The performance season at the Ferst Center runs from September to April. Tech's music and theatre groups perform at the center. The facility is also available for rental.
- Fax: 404-894-0228
- Hours: Box office: Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm; Sat, 11am - 4pm; Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: Wheelchair accessible seating, assisted listening systems, wheelchair accessible fountains, restrooms and ticket counters. Handicap parking is available in Visitors Parking Area 2 on Ferst Drive and in Parking Area 3.
- Founding Date: April 13, 1992
- Ticket information: Tickets are available online, by phone at 404-894-9600 or at the box office, which is located in the Georgia Tech Student Center. There are discounts for children under 12, as well as Tech students and faculty.
- Buy tickets online [link]: dance.ad.gatech.edu/peo/
- Student discounts: Yes
- Private parties: Yes
- Music specialties: Folk, Jazz, Rock
- Which performer or group that has visited the venue is the most interesting or memorable?: Notable events held at the center include the 1992 Vice-Presidential debate and the Secretaries of Defense roundtable. Bill Clinton visited the center during the 1996 Olympic Games.