About Us

Athena Studios is a new state-of-the-art sound stage development, the first of its kind in Athens, Georgia.

200,000 square feet of purpose-built space for TV and film production, with 150,000 square feet of additional space to come. Spacious backlot, production offices and support space. Cutting-edge technology. Athena Studios is the result of a $60 million investment in the new and purpose built space today’s productions need. Features include:

● 82,000 square feet of column-
free stage space
● 98,000 square feet of support
space for office, mill, and
flex areas
● Interior clear height
of 40 feet
● Capability to suspend heavy
sets from steel beams
● Stage soundproofing
with Insul-Quilts
● State-of-the-art, silent air
conditioning that can run
while shooting
● 24/7 gated security
● Spacious, secure backlot

At Athena Studios, whether you’re a tentpole franchise or independent film, your production will have everything it needs.

What They Say About Us

“Athena Studios is a significant step in expanding our film industry’s ecosystem to every part of Georgia.”

Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Film, Music, & Digital Entertainment Office

“Athena Studios will support locals who work in the industry—many of whom now commute to Atlanta for jobs—as well as restaurants, caterers, hotels and retailers.”

“It’s such a great opportunity for our students. I can’t find any other program in the country that has this kind of access that we’re going to have.”

Department Head Jay Hamilton, UGA Entertainment and Media Studies WSB-TV Atlanta

“Our city is crawling with interesting people doing interesting things with interesting IP – intellectual property. It’s a producer’s market.”

Alaina Booth The Red and Black


With 82,000 square feet of column-free stage space, Athena Studios can accommodate film and TV productions of all sizes. Our four sound stages are fully soundproof with enough power to meet the needs of any production, no matter how large. The stages feature interior-clear heights of 40 feet, tall enough to build a three story building, and steel beams capable of suspending heavy permanent sets.


Athena Studios provides soundless air — a state-of-the-art, silent air conditioning system, a necessity in Georgia. Stages are accessible by 20’h x 20’w AEC elephant doors and fully soundproofed, lined with Insul-QuiltsTM. The studio offers 98,000 square feet of support space, including 28,000 square feet of office space, up to 30,000 square feet of mill space, and up to 40,000 square feet of flex space. Mill and flex space can be designated as needed by tenants, offering maximum flexibility.


With over 45 acres, Athena Studios has plenty of room to build outdoor sets as well. Our expansive backlot provides each production the ability to film outdoors if needed with several areas to choose from. Athena Studios also offers unmatched privacy with full perimeter fencing, an extensive landscape buffer on all sides of the property and custom security based on the needs of each production.


Detailed plans and pricing available by request here.

Why Athens?

The city has everything today’s productions need, including streamlined permitting processes from one government entity — Athens-Clarke County, which covers 122 square miles.
The University of Georgia, founded in 1785, includes more than 760 acres of classroom space, historic buildings and athletic fields. The picturesque downtown area is home to a vibrant nightlife, urban structures and small-town charm. Rural settings are a short drive away, as are lakes, trails and gardens.
Traffic is light and easy to navigate, support businesses are abundant, and the community is ready to welcome productions of all sizes.

University of Georgia

The Arch


Downtown Athens

Georgia Theatre


University of Georgia

Sanford Stadium


University of Georgia

Central Campus


Athens Eastside

Cali n' Titos


Downtown Athens

E. Clayton Street


University of Georgia

Historic North Campus


Where to Find Us

900 Athena Drive
Athens, Georgia
30605 US