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Academy Theatre


Academy Theatre

at Franklin St 119 Center Street Avondale Estates GA 30002

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The Academy Theatre is the oldest professional theatre in Georgia. Founded in 1956 by Frank Wittow, a 25 year old Army veteran with a degree in psychology, the Academy began its life as the Southeastern Academy of Theatre and Music, Inc., and soon housed both a resident company dedicated to bringing the best of classical and contemporary work to Atlanta audiences and a School of Performing Arts.

Over its 50-year history, the Academy has maintained two unique visions that have remained central to its mission.

  • The first is that of an ensemble system, which takes as its basis the belief that, the most thought-provoking theatre is created by a group of artists working intimately over a long period of time towards the development of a specific and cohesive style.
  • The second is the belief that theatre can be of enormous use to those members of the community for whom it would not ordinarily be a resource.
Today, the Academy Theatre offers a number of related programs which each highlight the role of the artist as teacher and the human capacity for artistic expression. Meanwhile, the theatre remains dedicated to the development of new work — both by promising playwrights living in the Atlanta area and by those members of the community for whom theatre can become, in its development, a source of empowerment, enrichment, and joy.

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