ATLANTA – Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and ArtsBridge Foundation recently released their joint 2023 Annual Report, celebrating a year of hosting widely diverse programs that brought much benefit and enrichment to the community.

The venues produced a total of 413 events and performances with attendance of 426,000 in 2023. Thousands of students attended field trips hosted by ArtsBridge Foundation – the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Centre – while ArtsBridge’s Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards won a fifth Southeast Emmy® Award.

In 2023, Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre created 1,210 jobs and generated approximately $169 million in overall economic impact for Cobb County and the state of Georgia, based on an economic impact study performed by an independent consulting firm.  Approximately $7.8 million in sales, income, local option, hotel/motel and liquor by the drink taxes are directly attributable to events held at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre.

“Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Cobb Galleria Centre were once again major contributors to the economic wellbeing of Cobb County and the state of Georgia,” said Michele Swann, General Manager and CEO of the Authority.

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About Cobb Galleria Centre
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with 320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive  boardrooms and a grand ballroom. Cobb Galleria Centre had more than 221,000 visitors to 213 events in 2023, resulting in an overall economic impact of $145 million. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook at, on Twitter at @CobbGalleria and on Instagram at

About Cobb Energy Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational shows, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts two resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta Opera.  The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom and full-service food and beverage capabilities. For more information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, visit and follow us on Facebook at, on Twitter at @CobbEnergyPAC and on Instagram at

About ArtsBridge Foundation
ArtsBridge Foundation is dedicated to providing quality arts education and community programs that engage, motivate, inspire, and elevate the next generation of artists and arts supporters. ArtsBridge provides arts education opportunities to K-12 students through programs at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, including field trips, professional development, family programs, and the annual Shuler Awards®. Since 2007, ArtsBridge has served more than 425,000 students and educators from 70 Georgia counties, plus students from five bordering states. ArtsBridge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ArtsBridge Foundation and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s GPB-TV live broadcast of The Shulers® won the Southeast Emmy® Award in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2023 —and was a 2022 Emmy nominee —for special event coverage, indicative of the superb quality and high production value Georgia students bring to the stage. For more visit

The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority owns and operates Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, ArtsBridge Foundation and Galleria Specialty Shops.