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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 theatres built in America during the golden age of the movies. Today, the theatre 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 the night in the town.
Weekends are a whole bunch of fun at Dad's. The usual show features two apprentice teams verbally sparring at one another on topics requested by the lively audience. Other shows are more strictly formatted, offering sketch comedy routines by the more experienced players similar to an uncensored version of Saturday Night Live. A new twist is the midnight comedy routine, wherein current events are taken on by the comedy troupe, with predictably hilarious results. Ticket prices and show times vary. Reservations are recommended.
This contemporary theater has been showcasing entertaining productions since 1983. The Horizon is known for presenting though-provoking works that are relevant to Southern audiences. The professional cast and crew employs much of the best talent working in Atlanta theater to produce an annual four-play main stage season. The theater also maintains a teen ensemble and a senior citizen ensemble. Ticket discounts are available to seniors and students for all but Saturday night performances.
Showcasing an eclectic annual program for more than 20 years, 7 Stages has become the center for contemporary theater in Atlanta. This vibrant venue's repertoire regularly includes modern classics as well as the works of promising new playwrights. The main stage can seat up to 200 guests while the back stage accommodates 90, allowing patrons to get up close to the action and enjoy a theater experience unlike any other in the city. This space is also rented out for corporate and social 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.