Dad's Garage is the premier destination for improv, comedy, and original plays in Atlanta. Founded in 1995, Dad's Garage is an award-winning non-profit theatre company that brings in over 30,000 people a year at our new Ezzard Street chucklehut in the historic Old Fourth Ward, public events across the continent, and festivals around the globe.
Dad's Garage is the 'gateway' theatre for arts patrons and fledgling artists. Once you experience our brand of irreverent fun and entertainment, you're stepping into the growing Atlanta arts scene.
Most of the shows we produce are created entirely in-house by our resident artistic ensemble. While just about everyone in the artistic group at Dad's is an improviser, the artists also write, direct, design, and perform in our scripted shows and write, perform, direct, and edit pieces for DGTV, our very own YouTube channel. The individuals who make up our artistic rosters consistently work in film, television and theatre throughout the U.S. You may have seen them in such critically acclaimed works as Archer, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Too Many Cooks, and the film Selma.
We put on performances 52 weeks a year and host special event performances throughout our calendar. When you add it all up, we produce over 400 performances a year. Our facility has a large mainstage with flexibility for an intimate 90 seat show or larger 210 seat performance. And we have our own bar and lobby for pre and post-parties as well as an intimate stage, the Bottom Shelf.
Dad’s Garage has a budget of $1,300,000, and about 40% of our revenue comes from contributions. Even in hard times, laughter is good, cheap medicine worth investing in. Our innovative, engaging programming appeals to donors and patrons in good and bad economic times. Through our commitment to make shows for our patrons that are 'more funny, less money,' we are able to frequently sell-out shows and receive major funding.