Culture: Performance

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood is Atlanta’s preferred venue for spending an evening under the stars, taking in a massive outdoor conc

Ambient Plus Studio

It's dubbed "Atlanta's newest, oldest, largest, brightest photography studio." As the story goes, Los Angeles photographer Jason Ivany

The Arena at Gwinnett Center

The Arena at Gwinnett Center stands at the heart of an 80-acre lakefront campus designed to host various events such as concerts, perfo

Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

Since opening its doors in 1929, Atlanta Ballet has stood as one the most prominent dance companies in the entire country. From origina

The Atlanta Opera Center

Serving almost 60,000 patrons a year in the metro area, the Atlanta Opera has grown to be a regional arts powerhouse, boasting an econo

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and part of the Woodruff Arts Center.

The Basement Theatre

The Basement Theatre hosts improv comedy shows every Friday and Saturday.

C4 and FUSE Arts Center

It's one thing to make art. It's another thing entirely to make a living making art. Go to art school and you'll spend plenty of time f

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

A community arts center that also features a rotating schedule of exhibitions focused on local artists working in a variety of media.

Chastain Park Amphitheater

This picturesque outdoor venue features acts from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to pop tours. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

A premier venue for Broadway shows, ballet, concerts, opera, corporate meetings, and other events — including some shows you'd normally

CORE Studios

Professionals teach classes and perform for members the local community.

Eddie's Attic

A venue for aspiring singer/songwriters and the folkie set, Eddie's has shows almost nightly and is famous for its biannual Open Mic Sh

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Since its inception in 1998, Eyedrum has been a diverse venue for creative arts and music programming. For years it was ground zero for

Ferst Center for the Arts

Located at the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, the Ferst Center is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts a diverse range of musical

Fox Theatre

In the late ’70s, Atlanta almost allowed a telephone company to demolish one of the city's architectural gems — and a great concert ven

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Classy productions of middle-of-the-road comedies, musical revues, and theatrical chestnuts mark this Roswell playhouse.

The Goat Farm Arts Center

Originally a cotton-gin manufacturer, the Goat Farm is a Westside haven for working artists and performance companies, a frequent loca

Grocery on Home

This tiny, nontraditional music venue located in, yes, a former neighborhood grocery store curates and hosts intimate performances of i

The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

Located in the basement of the eclectic Highland Inn, the Ballroom Lounge is one of the best hangouts in the area and hosts a regular r

Hudgens Center for the Arts

The Hudgens Center is known to Duluth residents as part of the sprawling Gwinnett Center, a multipurpose complex running along an other

Kavarna Coffee

Serves coffee, as well as food, beer, and wine. At night, local residents can enjoy music and literary events.

King Plow Arts Center

Performance and exhibition spaces in a cool 100-plus-year-old former iron and steel foundry. The daring Actor's Express Theatre Company

Laughing Skull Lounge

Atlanta's best full-time option for seeing stand-up is an intimate venue tucked away in the back of Midtown's Vortex Bar & Grill. The L

Nelson Street Gallery/Erikson Clock

Satellite venue for Westside arts hub the Goat Farm intended to cross-pollinate artists, scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Erik

Paris on Ponce

This part antique shop, part housewares store, and part event facility sits in a sprawling, eccentric, and multidimensional space.

Patchwerk Recording Studios

The reigning kings of Atlanta's mainstream rap scene consider Patchwerk their throne. From Gucci to Jeezy, practically everybody has re

Philips Arena

Hawks basketball and arena-filling stars like the Boss, Britney, and Jay Z under one roof.

Ragamuffin Music Hall

Ragamuffin Music Hall opened 2006 and hosts open mics and local and traveling musicians.

Rialto Center for the Arts

Gorgeous concert hall affiliated with Georgia State University that hosts an eclectic mix of dance, film, theater and music events, as

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

The 90,000-square-foot facility on Emory University's campus includes a world-class concert hall, a dance studio, and a theater lab.

Southwest Arts Center

The name doesn’t convey just how impressive the 27-acre campus is. It's rolling with greenspace and boasts a spacious yet intimate 375-

Steve's Live Music

This intimate space in Sandy Springs is worth the drive to catch local and national singer-songwriters and performers. There's a weekly

The Tabernacle

This former church has Gothic ambiance to spare, making it a fun spot to catch a rock or hip-hop show. The club, which boasts some invi

The Collective

Artists' collective featuring a variety of goodies from soaps to jewelry to folk art to a reasonably priced easy chair upholstered head

The Hangar

This aptly named event space, located just off the Beltline in Old Fourth Ward, hosts a variety of comedy shows, along with the odd hip

Tree Sound Studios

Known for being the preferred digs for artists ranging from Elton John to Andre 3000, Tree Sound is more than a recording studio. Gener

Variety Playhouse

This Little Five landmark bills itself as a combination theater and nightclub, and its mixture of tables and theater-style seating bear

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Built by the Woodruff Arts Center as a suburban venue for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre also has a sche

The Village Theatre

Since 2008, this hole-in-the-wall comedy venue has hosted improv comedy multiple nights a week as well as stand-up and sketch comedy.

West End Performing Arts Center

The vision of the West End Performing Arts Center is to enhance the quality of life of all Fulton County citizens through quality arts

Westside Cultural Arts Center

Owner/spine surgeon Dr. James Chappuis conceived the Westside Cultural Arts Center.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater

An amphitheater in southwest Atlanta that hosts jazz, hip-hop, and R&B performers.


A nonprofit arts and service organization, WonderRoot is a community meeting place, art gallery and event space located on the southern

Woodruff Arts Center

Any journey into Atlanta art should begin — but certainly not end — at the Woodruff Arts Center. Look to the Woodruff's High Museum for