Theatre and Dance

Ballet, plays and musicals delight in Atlanta

From Broadway musicals to local productions, Atlanta’s theatre and dance scene dazzles audiences in some of the country’s most amazing venues. Experience award-winning Broadway musicals, world premieres, classic theater performances and even children’s shows at must-see venues located around the city.

7 Stages Theatre has brought local, national and international emerging works of social, political and spiritual importance to Atlanta audiences for more than 40 years.

Actor’s Express produces an eclectic mix of classic and cutting-edge plays in West Midtown’s King Plow Arts Center. Actor’s Express is considered one of the most daring, provocative and consistently excellent theaters in Atlanta and perennially appears on local “best-of” lists.

The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off since 1968 from the heart of Midtown Atlanta. As the leading theater in the Southeast, the Alliance reaches more than 165,000 patrons annually, delivering powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply.

Atlanta’s only local professional musical theater company, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, is dedicated to producing the best in musical theater and showcasing local professional talent. The Lyric seeks to inform and expand the audience for musical theater in the greater metropolitan area.

Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official State Ballet of Georgia. Atlanta Ballet’s eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. After 91 years, Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance.

Dad’s Garage Theater Company is an award-winning improv theater company that also produces scripted events and teaches improv classes at its home in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward. The mission of Dad’s Garage is to transform people, communities and perspectives through laughter.

DanceATL is a multi-ethnic, multiple racial organization that nurtures and promotes dance as a vibrant part of Atlanta’s arts ecosystem by connecting artists to resources to grow and engage audiences in the city.

In Atlanta we refer to this beloved theater as the Fabulous Fox. And she is, indeed, fabulous with her elaborate design featuring minarets, domes and archways plus the, um, fabulous ceiling, which doubles as a sky, complete with twinkling stars. We go to the Fab Fox for Broadway plays, a summer movie festival, country music, pop music and everything in between.

Located in the eclectic Little Five Points neighborhood, Horizon Theatre is the venue for contemporary theater. Horizon presents a season of six to eight contemporary plays, a family series for younger audiences and free outdoor performances with Little Five Arts Alive from April through October.

Celebrate the rich tradition of Black storytelling while supporting local plays and musicals at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. The theater gives voice to artists of all cultures and assumes an important role in the American discussion of diversity.

Out Front Theatre takes pride in artistic storytelling specifically crafted for the LGBTQ+ communities of Atlanta by sharing insightful and inclusive experiences through theater and performing arts. Out Front’s most notable programing includes landmark queer pieces like “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” and “The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular.”

Atlanta’s second oldest professional theater company, Theatrical Outfit, is located at its award-winning Downtown home, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s. The Balzer Theater is the historical site of Herren’s, the first restaurant in Atlanta to voluntarily desegregate in 1962. The theater’s programming includes classics plus regional and world premieres of soul-stirring stories, with themes that explore diversity, equality, ethnicity, race and religion and often feature the best writers of the American South.

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Center For Puppetry Arts

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Since 1978, the Center for Puppetry Arts has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder…

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Eastside

7 Stages Theatre

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7 Stages is a professional, non-profit theatre company devoted to engaging artists and audiences by…

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Midtown

Actor’s Express

ABOUT ACTOR’S EXPRESS Since its founding in 1988, Actor’s Express has become the preeminent hub…

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Midtown

Alliance Theatre

Since 1968, the Alliance Theatre has served as Atlanta’s foremost theatre, working within the local,…

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Atlanta Ballet

As one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official State Ballet…

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Cobb | Cumberland

Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Atlanta’s only local, professional Theatre Company exclusively producing a full season of big, Broadway-style Musicals,…

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Downtown

Atlanta Magic Theater

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Beacon Dance Company

One of Atlanta’s most innovative, contemporary dance ensembles. Sponsors the Fringe Festival of Contemporary Dance…

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Eastside

Full Radius Dance

Full Radius Dance is recognized as one of the top physically integrated modern dance companies…

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Downtown

Theatrical Outfit

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Theatrical Outfit’s mission is to produce world-class theatre that starts the conversations that matter. We…

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Village Theatre

Atlanta’s best off-the-cuff, audience-inspired, improv comedy venue, providing shows, classes and private events since 2008….

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