Mable House Arts Center and Barnes Amphitheatre
The historic Mable House belonged to Scottish native, Robert Mable, and was used as Mableton's first school and as a field hospital for federal troops during the Civil War. Private tours of the home and property are available.
The arts complex on the property offers music and art classes, storytelling festivals, gallery exhibits and more. The South Cobb Arts Alliance helps lead many of the events at the complex.
In the late 1970s, local residents raised funds to establish a small outdoor, natural amphitheatre with a portable stage. In 2000, then-Gov. Roy Barnes contacted the Cobb County Board of Commissioners to request a facility be constructed and provided a grant to do so.
The amphitheatre seats more than 2,000 people. No smoking and no pets are allowed at the amphitheatre.
- Hours: Box office hours: Mon - Fri, 11am - 6pm; Mable House Arts Complex: Mon, Wed, Thurs, 10am - 5pm; Tue, noon - 5pm; Fri, 9am - 1pm
- Handicap Accessible: Parking available for disabled persons; accessible seating is available in reserved sections of amphitheatre
- Founding Date: Pre-Civil War
- Ticket information: Purchase in person at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre or at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
- Buy tickets online [link]: www.ticketmaster.com
- Parking: Free lot
- Features: Concert stage, Public art
- Services: Food/drink, Restrooms
- Restrictions: No pets, No smoking
- Private events: Yes
- Guided tours?: Yes
- Which performer or group that has visited the venue is the most interesting or memorable?: Events like Movies at the Mable or music festivals are a hit at the venue.