The theatre is booked for performances year-round and recently received a $1.8 million dollar renovation (video) upgrade for sound, lighting systems, and stage. Additionally, a new two-story facility was constructed behind the stage to include bathrooms, dressing rooms, green room, exterior loading dock and handicap entrance ramp.
The historic Rome City Auditorium is over 100 years old; it officially opened to the public on June 28, 1916 and was added to National Registry of Historic places in 1983. It is the largest theatre of its period still in daily use in the region.
The City Auditorium is the home of the Rome Symphony Orchestra, the oldest continuous symphony orchestra in the Southeast. Such notables as William Jennings Bryan, Evangelist Gypsy Smith, Tenor Roland Hayes, John Phillip Sousa, John & Ethel Barrymore, Loretta Lynn and Dean Martin have performed on the City Auditorium stage.
Historical Points of Interest on City Hall Auditorium Property