New safety measures for shows!

Posted On:08.18.2021


The safety of our performers, staff, volunteers and audience is paramount here at Dad’s Garage. To guarantee our theatre is a safe environment, and with the latest COVID data in mind, Dad’s Garage will be instituting a vaccine mandate for all employees, volunteers and guests.

What this means: as of Friday, August 20th, you will need to show either (a) a vaccination card* or (b) a negative COVID test within 48 hours** to enter the building.

We will continue our current safety protocols as well, which include the following:

  • Masks required while indoors at all times
  • 50% show capacity
  • Hand sanitizer stations, touch-free restrooms, protective barriers and more

We will re-evaluate these requirements in October, but until further notice, please consider proof of vaccination or test results mandatory to enter the theatre.

There’s nothing funny about this — we’re doing everything we can to ensure that we can continue doing live shows for our community. It has been such a salve to laugh, together and in person, after nearly a year and a half away. That said, we’re not willing to contribute to the spread of a global pandemic for a few yuks. Safety first, yada yada.

These decisions have been made in light of similar measures taken by the country’s largest theatre communities (Broadway, all DC theatres, and many more) and after extensive discussions and communication with other arts leaders in Atlanta. We love this city, and we want everyone in it to be healthy.

If you have questions about this decision or need clarification, do not hesitate to contact our Patron Services Director, Nate Brosy, at

Should you receive a positive COVID test after seeing a show at Dad’s Garage, PLEASE contact the theatre ASAP. We will, of course, keep your identity anonymous, but for the sake of others’ safety, we do plan to inform patrons of possible COVID exposure. Please email Tim (, Nate ( or call 404-523-3141 and leave a message. 

Thank you, Your pals at Dad’s Garage

* Which means both shots, plus a 14-day waiting period.

** We understand that, for some, vaccination is a complex issue and not all who want to receive the vaccine can. Patrons who are unable to be vaccinated may present a negative PCR test that has been administered within 48 hours of the show they are attending.