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Around Atlanta, Mini-Theaters Abound in Repurposed Spaces

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When it comes to catching a show in Atlanta, everyone knows the Fabulous Fox. But beyond the imposing edifice on Peachtree, there are a slew of places to soak up some culture. Access Atlanta has compiled a list of eleven small theaters featuring comedy, dramas and even some Shakespeare, providing Atlantans plenty of options to enjoy a live performance. From a converted school building in Little Five Points to an old restaurant downtown to a historic church in Lawrenceville, small theaters come in a wide variety of packages around the metro. For those with a hankering for the dramatic, check out the map after the jump.


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1. 7 Stages Theatre

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1105 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 522-0911
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On Euclid Avenue near the heart of Little Five Points, this theater seats 200 on the main stage and 90 for smaller shows on the back stage.

2. Actor's Express Theatre Company

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887 W Marietta St NW Ste J107
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 607-7469
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Based in the King Plow Arts Center, this theater company puts on shows for up to 175 guests.

3. Ansley Park Playhouse

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1545 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Formerly the Peachtree Playhouse, this 139-seat venue is best known for showing the longest running play in Atlanta History: Peachtree Battle.

4. Aurora Theatre

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128 W Pike St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 226-6222
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Home to Gwinnett County's sole professional theater troupe, the Aurora has two performance spaces with seating for crowds of 100 and 250.

5. Dad's Garage

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529 Ezzard St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Forced from their old home by development, the group currently puts on shows at 7 stages, but is working on converting a former church to their new "House of Dad's."

6. Hertz Stage

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1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-5000

A small theater tucked beneath the complex housing the Alliance next door to the High Museum, the 200-seat venue is the most intimate at Arts Center.

7. Horizon Theatre

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1083 Austin Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 584-7450
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Based out of an old school building just south of Little Five Points, the Horizon Theatre Company puts on shows for up to 172 patrons.

8. OnStage Atlanta

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2969 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

Located in Decatur, this tiny theater with room for up to 135 has been hosting shows since the 1970s.

9. Red Door Playhouse

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587 Atlanta St
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 649-9994
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Sitting across from the Roswell Square, the theater provides programming across the arts spectrum as well as periodic shows in their 75-seat facility.

10. Theatrical Outfit

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84 Luckie St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 577-5257
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One of the city's oldest professional theater groups, the Theatrical Outfit performs in a 200-seat theater in the former Herren's Restaurant.

11. Shakespeare Tavern

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499 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 874-5299
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Billed as "The New American Shakespeare Tavern," the troupe performs shows in Elizabethan English within a tavern-style theater that seats 200.

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1. 7 Stages Theatre

1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

On Euclid Avenue near the heart of Little Five Points, this theater seats 200 on the main stage and 90 for smaller shows on the back stage.

1105 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

2. Actor's Express Theatre Company

887 W Marietta St NW Ste J107, Atlanta, GA 30318

Based in the King Plow Arts Center, this theater company puts on shows for up to 175 guests.

887 W Marietta St NW Ste J107
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Ansley Park Playhouse

1545 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Formerly the Peachtree Playhouse, this 139-seat venue is best known for showing the longest running play in Atlanta History: Peachtree Battle.

1545 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

4. Aurora Theatre

128 W Pike St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Home to Gwinnett County's sole professional theater troupe, the Aurora has two performance spaces with seating for crowds of 100 and 250.

128 W Pike St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

5. Dad's Garage

529 Ezzard St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Forced from their old home by development, the group currently puts on shows at 7 stages, but is working on converting a former church to their new "House of Dad's."

529 Ezzard St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

6. Hertz Stage

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

A small theater tucked beneath the complex housing the Alliance next door to the High Museum, the 200-seat venue is the most intimate at Arts Center.

1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. Horizon Theatre

1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Based out of an old school building just south of Little Five Points, the Horizon Theatre Company puts on shows for up to 172 patrons.

1083 Austin Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

8. OnStage Atlanta

2969 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Located in Decatur, this tiny theater with room for up to 135 has been hosting shows since the 1970s.

2969 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

9. Red Door Playhouse

587 Atlanta St, Roswell, GA 30075

Sitting across from the Roswell Square, the theater provides programming across the arts spectrum as well as periodic shows in their 75-seat facility.

587 Atlanta St
Roswell, GA 30075

10. Theatrical Outfit

84 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

One of the city's oldest professional theater groups, the Theatrical Outfit performs in a 200-seat theater in the former Herren's Restaurant.

84 Luckie St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

11. Shakespeare Tavern

499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Billed as "The New American Shakespeare Tavern," the troupe performs shows in Elizabethan English within a tavern-style theater that seats 200.

499 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308