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The Rialto Center for the Arts is an acoustically splendid, 833-seat, state-of-the-art theater. It is situated in the historic Fairlie-Poplar district of downtown Atlanta. The Rialto's seasonal series runs from early October through May and boasts an eclectic array of dance, music and theater performances and comedy shows. Tickets for all events can be ordered by phone, mail or fax, or by visiting the Rialto box office at the corner of Forsyth and Luckie Streets.
In the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia World Congress Center is one of the largest exhibition facility in the United States, and host to a myriad of conventions, trade shows and corporate events each year. The multi-purpose facility hosted sporting events during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, when it also served as the International Broadcast Center. The building features around 3.9 million square feet (360,000 square meters) of exhibit space, as well as 105 meeting rooms, a 33,000-square foot (3065-square meter) ballroom, and a 1726-seat auditorium.
This Midtown dinner theater provides good food and great Shakespearean entertainment. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company, that manages The New American Shakespeare Tavern, was the first American company to perform at London's Globe Theatre. A traditional English pub meal is offered during the hour before the show. A full bar features Harp, Bass and Guinness, as well as a few wines. Seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early. Call for performance schedule.
This National Historic Landmark was built in 1929 as a Shrine temple, but through most of its storied history, it has served as Atlanta's premier theatrical venue. The Fox Theater is a marvel of Middle Eastern Revival architecture that spans a full city block, it is one of the largest theaters built in America during the golden age of the movies. Today, the theater maintains a steady schedule of Broadway shows, operas, symphonic performances and rock concerts. Tours are available, but the best way to experience the Fox Theatre is through a night on the town.
The Laughing Skull Lounge enjoys its midtown location amid tourists, locals, students and families who step into this intimate little space that has only 3 rows of stadium style seating. The comedians are among the best which also explains the sellout shows which see patrons returning back for more to lap up! The lounge can be hired for private, business and cultural events when there are no acts lined up for that particular day. Please note that food and drinks are not served, and smoking is not permitted. Check website for upcoming events.
The Woodruff Arts Center is indeed a center for culture in Atlanta. From a trip to the symphony to a visit to see some Picassos, you can soak up some real culture and art here. The center encompasses many major venues including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and the Alliance Theatre. Visit the website to see a calendar of events at the center.
Home to the Georgia Shakespeare Festival and the Theater Department of Oglethorpe University, the Conant Performing Arts Center is a beautiful four story building. Built in 1997, this modern facility with cutting edge technology features a main theater, a rehearsal area, dressing rooms, a huge lobby, gift shop and a snack bar. It is the main venue for Oglethorpe's musical and theater productions.
Hailed as being the premiere major performing arts center in Atlanta's metropolitan area, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center showcases everything from ballet and opera to concerts and Broadway shows. The massive venue features a 2750 seat theater and a 10,000 square-foot (930-square meter) grand ballroom, as well as scenic terraces and courtyards and meeting spaces. The center is also a proud supporter of arts education, and offers a variety of music classes and lectures to the public. Show tickets can be purchased on line or in person at the box office. Check the website for up-to-date listings of upcoming performances and showcases.