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Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Call: (404) 874-5299 or visit www.shakespearetavern.com
Enjoy beer and Americanized versions of English pub food along with boisterous, student-friendly productions of Shakespeare classics and other plays from the canon.

The Atlanta Chamber Players Presents Appassionato

Tuesday November 19, 2019 07:30 pm EST
The site of last year’s Rapido! Composition Contest Regional Semi-finals, The Atlanta Chamber Players return to the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse to perform the world premiere of the National Winner’s expanded piece. Composer Brian Nabors has written a stunning piece in seven dance movements for flut...
Cost: $15-24

Rapido! Semi-Finals Concert

Tuesday November 13, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The Atlanta Chamber Players return to the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse for the Southeastern Semi-Finals of the Rapido! Composition Contest, presented with co-founders and major supporters, the Antinori Foundation. Witness three brand-new works of chamber music by some of the region’s up-and-coming ...
Cost: $10-24

Much Ado About Nerddom: A Geeky Variety Show

Wednesday October 24, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Something nerdy this way comes! Join us for the sixth annual Much Ado About Nerddom at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse! It’s just like the Nerddom you know and love… just with an additional spook factor. Come out for music, lit, puppetry, burlesque, a sweet raffle, and plenty of candy! Show at 7:30...
Cost: $15

Octets at the Tavern

Tuesday April 17, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
The Atlanta Chamber Players close the 2017-2018 Season at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse with an ambitious evening of octets featuring Stravinsky’s Octet for wind instruments and the Georgia premiere of Oliver Caplan’s Krummholz Variations. Julie Albers, Principal Cellist of the St. Paul Chamber ...
Cost: $10-24

Octets at the Tavern

Tuesday April 17, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
<br>The Atlanta Chamber Players close the 2017-2018 Season at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse with an ambitious evening of octets featuring Stravinsky’s Octet for wind instruments and the Georgia premiere of Oliver Caplan’s Krummholz Variations. Julie Albers, Principal Cellist of the ...
Cost: $10-24

Octets at the Tavern

Tuesday April 17, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
<br>The Atlanta Chamber Players close the 2017-2018 Season at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse with an ambitious evening of octets featuring Stravinsky’s Octet for wind instruments and the Georgia premiere of Oliver Caplan’s Krummholz Variations. Julie Albers, Principal Cellist of the ...
Cost: $10-24

William Luce's Barrymore

Sunday March 4, 2018 06:30 pm EST
In this two-man play, William Luce brings us a glimpse into the world and artistic process of actor John Barrymore. Barrymore depicts the idolized stage and screen star a few months before his death in 1942 as he rehearses a revival of his triumphant 1920 Broadway performance of Richard III. He spen...
Cost: $15-$22

Romeo and Juliet

Saturday March 3, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Friday March 2, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Thursday March 1, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Thursday March 1, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Sunday February 25, 2018 06:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Saturday February 24, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Friday February 23, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Thursday February 22, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Sunday February 18, 2018 06:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Saturday February 17, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Friday February 16, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Thursday February 15, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday February 14, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday February 14, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday February 13, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Sunday February 11, 2018 06:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Saturday February 10, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Friday February 9, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Thursday February 8, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday February 7, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday February 6, 2018 10:00 am EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

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Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Sunday February 4, 2018 02:00 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

Show times. 

Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Saturday February 3, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

Show times. 

Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Friday February 2, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

Show times. 

Cost: $29-$42

Romeo and Juliet

Thursday February 1, 2018 07:30 pm EST
The classic tale is back, just in time for V-Day.

Show times. 

Cost: $29-$42

'Macbeth'

Thursday October 5, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Shakespeare’s Tavern presents Macbeth. The play presents the tragedy that comes with the all too human desire for power that set into motion “some of the most blood curdling, murderous and tragic events that Scotland has ever witnessed.” 

Oct. 5-29, Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 6:30 p.m.

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Cost: $29-$42

The Taming of the Shrew

Saturday July 9, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
See the Atlanta Shakespeare Company as the present one of Shakespeare's best, about love, age, and deceit, directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins. There will be a special general admission showing on June 23. In July, following the performance, the cast will stick around for a Q&A.
Cost: $15-$20

The Merchant of Venice

Saturday June 18, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Join The Atlanta Shakespeare Company and The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse as they put on Shakespeare's famous The Merchant of Venice, directed by Laura Cole. This story, full of debt, risk, love and death, is sure to entertain. A special preview of the show, on June 2, offers a question and answer w...
Cost: $15-$40

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Saturday May 28, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Valentine and his servant, Speed, travel from Verona to Milan in order to be properly tutored. Along the way, they face love, rejection, and outlaws. Join director Drew Reeves and the Atlanta Shakespeare Company for one of Shakespeare's oldest plays. Discounts are available for students, educators, ...
Cost: $14-$20

Equivocation

Saturday April 30, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Set in 1605 in England, Bill Cain's play centers around a group of terrorist aiming to assassinate King James I and kill the Parliament. Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann, the politically fueled thriller stars Jeff Watkins as William Shagspeare (a spinoff character of William Shakespeare) and Elizabeth Dia...
Cost: $15-$40

Two Noble Kinsmen

Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
One play, two kinsmen, three dimensions, no fourth wall.
Cost: $15-$40

Much Ado About Nothing

Friday March 25, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Directed by Laura Cole, Shakespeare’s famous play, Much Ado About Nothing, comes to the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse for the month of March.
Cost: $15-$40

You're The Expert

Monday March 21, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
You're the Expert is a live show, podcast, and public radio program that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible. Through game show segments a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day.
Cost: $10

Lady Shakes

Monday March 14, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The ladies of Atlanta Shakespeare Company celebrate Women's History Month with a night of text, dance, and combat all performed, directed, choreographed, and produced by the ladies. The performance features scenes from Twelfth Night, Troilus & Cressida, and others. Proceeds benefit the Women's Resou...
Cost: $15

Sex Ed Burlesque

Thursday March 10, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Join sex educator Bettie Bullet and emcee Suzy Sazerac as we explore topics of consent, sexuality, gender, and relationships through stand up, spoken word, and burlesque!
Cost: $20-$35

Pantheon of Divini-TEASE, a Hearts A'blaze Valentines Day Burlesque Revue

Thursday February 11, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Talloolah Love and Persephone Phoenix invite you to join them for a divine Valentine’s Day experience. This show is a tribute to the gods and goddesses of the heavens, the underworld, and everything in between!
Cost: $20, $35 and $30

The Fern Theatre Presents: The MissCast Cabaret

Sunday September 20, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The MissCast Cabaret is a unique theater event. Some of Atlanta's most talented actresses and actors perform songs and monologues from roles in which they would never be cast. The Cabaret features performances by: Joanna Daniel, Kathleen McManus, Danielle Thorsen, Bryn Striepe, Candace Mabry, Matt N...
Cost: $10-$50

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Saturday August 22, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A hilarious, high speed production of all 37 plays, in two hours, with only three talented actors.
Cost: $15

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday August 1, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Enjoy a fairy-filled romp through the woods with the comedic stylings of some of ASC’s best clowning actors. This production is sure to please children of all ages. Join the cast and crew for a Q&A on Sun., July 26, after the show.
Cost: $15-$36

As You Like It

Saturday July 11, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Rosalind disguises herself as a man as Orlando litters the woods with love notes praising her beauty and virtue. Will the two lovers be united?
Cost: $15-$36

The Weird Sisters present a Pretty (Hot) in Pink Prom

Sunday May 10, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A benefit for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project featuring themed drinks, fun silent auction items, and lots of dancing to covers performed by local talents Jessica De Maria and Jeremiah Hobbs.
Cost: $30-$110

Dead Poet's Lounge

Sunday March 8, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
An evening of collaborative performance art based on the poems of dead poets.
Cost: $15-$18

Vices and Valentines

Friday February 13, 2015 07:00 pm EST
This Valentine's day, dare to be provocative! Talloolah Love and Persephone Phoenix of Hearts Ablaze Entertainment bring their devilish form of diversion back to the fabulous Shakespeare Tavern on none other than the night of Valentine's Day! With this show, Talloolah and Persephone pose to the audi...
Cost: $20-$50

Twelfth Night

Saturday November 29, 2014 07:00 pm EST
A shipwreck, separated identical twins, mistaken identities, romance and one pair of yellow stockings — welcome to Orsino’s court and the zany world of Twelfth Night.
Cost: $15-$36

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: Tiffany Porter

Monday September 22, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Tiffany Porter undertakes the challenge of participating in the theatrical experiment where there is no rehearsal, no director, no set, and a different performer each night reading a script cold. An actor, producer, and co-founder of the Weird Sisters Theatre Project, Porter will bring her own actin...
Cost: $20

The Fern Theatre Presents MissCast Gala

Sunday September 14, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
MissCast is The Fern Theatre's first ever Cabaret Gala. This one night event will feature actors performing songs and scenes from shows/roles that they would not ordinarily be cast in (men and women switching roles)Admission is just $30 per person and includes food catered by Smoke Ring Cost: $30 single ticket/$50 Two Tickets (online special)

Hearts Ablaze Entertainment Present Passions: A Burlesque Devotional

Friday August 1, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
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Cost: $30 single ticket/$50 Two Tickets (online special)

Hearts Ablaze Entertainment Present Passions: A Burlesque Devotional

Friday August 1, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Producers Talloolah Love and Persephone Phoenix have recently joined forces to form Hearts Ablaze Entertainment be ready to be dazzled by some of the finest entertainment and incredible talent Atlanta has to offer, enchanting you with their very best in this one of a kind, one night only show. Group...
Cost: $10-$150 for VIP seats

The Grand Cabaret

Saturday July 12, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Imperial OPA Circus will present the cabaret variety show entitled The Grand Cabaret featuring aerialists, acrobats, sideshow and more. Prizes will be given for the most well-dressed person(s) in the house, so come wearing your finest circus attire, or high-stepping cabaret gear. Military person...
Cost: $15-$20

Blood Will Out

Tuesday June 24, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Blood Will Out is a world premiere written by Atlanta playwright Laura King. In the play, set in New Hope Prison, Adam passes the time writing poetry and remembering the past. As he considers where he came from and where he wants to end up, he begins to unlock an ending to his story that he’d neve...
Cost: $15.00

Macbeth

Saturday May 3, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Witches, prophecy, greed, desire for power, a wife’s yearnings, which is it that seals the tragic fate of Macbeth and his country? Journey to Scotland for this haunting tale. Macbeth is sure to thrill and to chill.
Cost: $15-$36

Story Collider

Sunday March 23, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
As part of the Atlanta Science Festival, the Story Collider, a NYC-based storytelling event is coming to Atlanta. Scientists and non-scientists alike will take to the stage to tell true personal stories about how science has affected their lives. The storytellers include Annalise Kaylor (social medi...
Cost: $5

Taming of the Shrew

Saturday January 25, 2014 07:00 pm EST
The tale of the fiery and comedic romance of Kate and Petruchio, brought to you by the folks at the New American Shakespeare Tavern. For info about the early shows on Tue., Jan. 21, and Wed., Jan. 22, call the box office.
Cost: $15-$36

Much Ado About Nerddom: A Study in Geeky Variety

Wednesday August 28, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Come and kick off your Dragon Con weekend at the New American Shakespeare Tavern! Following the 7:30pm performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), we will be putting on the nerdiest variety show this side of Verona! Join us for music, comedy, puppetry, burlesque and magic!Th...
Cost: $20 ($15 with your Dragon Con badge!)

Give Us Brains! presents The Great Greek Puntheon

Tuesday August 20, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
The Great Greek Puntheon is a long-form sketch comedy featuring the Greek gods of beer, malodorousness, phallic imagery, remorse and more. They pit an absurd group of heroes against each other in a pun-filled contest to see who most deserves a place among the stars. Not appropriate for patrons unde...
Cost: $10

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Sunday July 14, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
It's 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?
Cost: $15

Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday January 30, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Learn about the latest Downtown developments at the Central Atlanta Progress and Atlanta Downtown Improvement District semi-annual Town Hall meeting.
Cost: Free

Give Us Brains! presents Story of God

Friday December 14, 2012 07:00 pm EST
A long-form sketch comedy event! Ever wonder exactly why Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed? How many takes it took to get Adam & Eve right? Or maybe about the origins of herpes and tornadoes? Get the answers while you watch God and three of her angels try to manage the antics of the human race.
Cost: $10

Titus Andronicus

Saturday November 24, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Human sacrifice. Murder. Rape. Mutilation. Cannibalism and suicide. Beneath Shakespeare’s first tragedy, the tale of an ancient Roman’s descent into madness, revenge and redemption, is the careful crafting of the master. With Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare questions the essence of sanity and expl...
Cost: Free

Titus Clown

Friday November 16, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Titus Clown is a 45 minute hilarious blood bath complete with football, baby barf, a hole, gangster rap, and devastating notions of murder and revenge.
Cost: $8-$15

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Saturday September 1, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
The Shakespeare Tavern produces a three-cast show who condense all 37 plays and 154 sonnets of The Bard into one night. It's as if SparkNotes had a kid that likes theater.
Cost: $12-32

Anton in Show Business

Monday August 20, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
This comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole, and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theater. As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they're whisked through a maelstrom of good ideas" that offer unique sol...
Cost: $15

As You Like It

Saturday June 30, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
This pastoral comedy by Shakespeare involves the humor, romance, and action that made him a classic. The play, directed by Troy Willis, brings the action of the Shakespearean woods to The Shakespeare Tavern.
Cost: $15–$36

Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

Tuesday May 22, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
This is a medieval romp through boisterous and bawdy olde England. Drawing on the Celtic British influences of Geoffrey Chaucer's writing, this hilarious adaptation reintroduces the tales in forms ranging from classical to spaghetti Western! Shows at the New American Shakespeare Tavern begin at 7:30...
Cost: $12

Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday April 28, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
A production of Shakespeare's second-famous battle of the sexes" play about an ever-confirmed bachelor
Cost: $15-$36

An evening of art and music at The Shakespeare Tavern

Sunday January 8, 2012 07:00 pm EST
DescriptionCome enjoy a night of local art and music inside the unique and wonderful surroundings of The New American Shakespeare Tavern.We have an amazing line-up of musicians for the evening:Darren Michaelshttp://darrenmichaels.bandcamp.com/... Adronhttp://adron.muxtape.com/The Back Cost: $10.00

A Christmas Carol

Thursday December 22, 2011 07:00 pm EST
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Cost: $10.00

A Christmas Carol

Thursday December 22, 2011 07:00 pm EST
An adaptation of the classic Dickens play about Scrooge, the three ghosts he meets, and a little boy named Tiny Tim.
Cost: $15-$36

Love's Labour Lost

Saturday November 26, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Cost: $15-$36

This Is Spinal Tap

Thursday November 10, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Cost: Donations

Macbeth

Saturday October 29, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
Witches, prophecy, greed, desire for power, a wife’s yearnings — which is it that seals the tragic fate of Macbeth and his country? Journey to Scotland for this haunting tale.
Cost: $15-$36

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Friday September 30, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Join us for the first comedy Shakespeare ever wrote. Watch and laugh as close friends Valentine and Proteus both pursue the Duke of Milan's beautiful daughter, Sylvia. See how Crab, the sourest-natured dog that lives"
Cost: $12-$15

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Friday September 30, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Join us for the first comedy Shakespeare ever wrote. Watch and laugh as close friends Valentine and Proteus both pursue the Duke of Milan's beautiful daughter, Sylvia. See how Crab, the sourest-natured dog that lives"
Cost: $12-$15
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