Our mission is to transform people, communities and perspectives through laughter.

About the Project

Our History
Founded in 1995, Dad's Garage Theatre has grown from a small volunteer-led organization to a thriving mid-size theatre led by professional artistic and administrative staff. The family at Dad's has continued to grow and now we have over 300 volunteers and performers.  

We create work that is accessible, both financially and artistically, which brings in younger audiences to live theatre. We not only introduce new patrons to the arts, but we then move them on to other types of fine art through our partnerships with the Atlanta Opera, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, Aurora Theatre, and High Museum of Art.  

In December 2015 we began having shows in our new theatre at 569 Ezzard Street SE, Atlanta GA 30312, in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta.

What your Donation to Dad's Garage supports
Your donation will support our onstage programming every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Our upcoming season will include original scripted shows, improv formats and special events. 

Funds will also allow us to maintain our high school outreach program, which serves 6 Atlanta area high schools annually. Through this high school outreach program we are able to teach improv skills to 90 high school students. Dad's Garage improvisers work with the students on team building, communication skills and fostering creativity. 

Support will also go towards the programming of our improv classes which are open to the public, as well as support our creation of original online videos for DGTV, which includes original videos produced and distributed on our YouTube channel. Finally, support will help us maintain operational strength as we complete our first full fiscal year in our new theatre.


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Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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