Culture: Performance Space

Ambient Plus Studio

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

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 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.

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 programming. For years it was ground zero for Atlanta's

Ferst Center for the Arts

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

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 hosts intimate performances. Attendance is l

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. Eri

Paris on Ponce

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

Philips Arena

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

The Punchline

Scope out the glossy head shots that line the walls of this barely OTP comedy institution and you’ll see that everyone from John Stewar

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 at Georgia State University that hosts an eclectic mix of dance, film, theater and music events, as well as art e

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

The 90,000-square-foot facility includes a world-class concert hall, a dance studio, and a theater lab.

The Tabernacle

Former church turned rock (as well as boxing and comedy) venue has gothic ambiance to spare, and some inviting bar and lounge spaces.

Variety Playhouse

A concert venue that seats up to 1,100 and features national acts of the indie-rock persuasion.

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 continue to support the Fulton Council’s mission of enhancing the quality

Westside Cultural Arts Center

Owner/spine surgeon Dr. James Chappuis conceived the Westside Cultural Arts Center and tapped storied Atlanta art dealer and collector

Wolf Creek Amphitheater

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

WonderRoot

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

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


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