Atlanta Arts

Atlanta Arts set the standard for the entire Southeast. Philanthropists have heavily invested in visual and performing arts.

Fox Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Since 1929, Leontyne Price to Elvis Presley to James Brown to Rachmaninoff have played on the stage here. This iconic theater was nearly demolished in the 1970s. Fortunately, good citizens save it. Then new owners restored The Fox to its “Roaring Twenties” splendor. Today, the restored treasure has become the premiere entertainment venue in Atlanta. When a concert or Broadway production of choice is on the calendar, don’t miss this grand entertainment experience.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Fri 10a-6p, Sat 10a-3p, only open on Sundays when there is a performance
ADDRESS: 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: lots surround the theatre
TRANSIT: North Avenue MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-881-2100

Alliance Theatre in Woodruff Arts Center
DESCRIPTION: Alliance is the most respected formal theatre of the Southeast. This venue has premiered such works as Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida and many other daring works.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Fri 10a-8p, Sat & Sun Noon-8p
ADDRESS: 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: Woodruff Arts Centers Garage
TRANSIT: Arts Center MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-733-5000

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Woodruff Arts Center
DESCRIPTION: This Symphony Hall seats 1,831. The orchestra’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration concerts have grown to include symposiums and many related events. A participant in the National Black Arts Festival since its beginning, ASO sponsors a competition for new compositions by African-American composers. Many plans have been unveiled for a stunning new Symphony Hall at 14th and Peachtree Streets, but none have broken ground yet.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Fri 10a-8p, Sat-Sun Noon-8p
ADDRESS: 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: Woodruff Arts Center Garage
TRANSIT: Arts Center MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-733-4949

High Museum of Art
DESCRIPTION: Largest museum of art in the Southeast and features a wealth of with permanent and traveling exhibits in Woodruff Arts Center; their provoking and inspiring collections features African, European, American, Folk, Decorative and Photographic Art.
ADMISSION: $18 Adult, $15 Students & Seniors, $11 Ages 6-17, Age 5 and under enter Free
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10a-5p, Thu 10a-8p, Sun Noon-5p; first Thursday of every month 5p-9p and Friday Jazz on third Friday of every month, 5p-10p
ADDRESS: 1280 Peachtree Street, NE  MAP
PARKING: Woodruff Arts Centers Garage
TRANSIT: Arts Center MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-733-4400

14th Street Playhouse
DESCRIPTION: Hosts small theatre companies, such as Art Within, and emphasizes new contemporary works, Atlanta Classical Theatre also provides Shakespeare and other classical theatre. Theatre Gael – focuses on the cultural heritage of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
BOX OFFICE: Tue-Fri 10a-5p, Sat-Sun Noon until show time
ADDRESS: 173 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: Campanile Building parking
TRANSIT: Arts Center MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-733-4750

Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheatre
DESCRIPTION: Tucked away in one of Atlanta’s leafiest suburbs and surrounded by trees, Chastain’s seductive charms include candlelight intimacy. In 2004, renovation enhanced the park’s amenities. It is the outdoor home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and many Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop concerts; don’t miss a chance to attend a concert here.
BOX OFFICE: Woodruff Arts Center Box Office Mon-Fri 10a-8p, Sat & Sun Noon-8p
ADDRESS: West Wieuca Road and Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises, the green lot is preferred
PHONE: 404-733-4955

Museum of Design Atlanta
DESCRIPTION: An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, its features a wide variety of designs, from recycled tobacco tins and lard pails to classic boxes illustrating figures such as Hop-along Cassidy, the Harlem Globetrotters, Annie Oakley, Popeye, Sesame Street and more. Galleries are located on the Lobby Level. Museum Store is located on the Garden Level.
ADMISSION: Free, but suggested donation
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-5p
ADDRESS: 285 Peachtree Center Avenue, Marquis II Tower, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises
TRANSIT: Peachtree MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-688-2467

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
DESCRIPTION: A magnificent Gothic-Tudor home of the Charles Howard Candler family completed in 1920. Howard Candler is the son of the founder of the Coca-Cola Company. It is now home to fine European art and antiques. The grounds consist of sculptured lawns, formal gardens, nature trails and a rock garden. Perhaps the best event in the annual Jazz series on the lawn.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a–8p,
Sat 10a-3p
ADDRESS: 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 404-872-5338

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