Upcoming Shows

The Legend of Finn McCool

June 14-25, 2023

Arís celebrates ten years of staging celtic theatre with an all new, all original, mythical, magical, musical comedy:  The Legend of Finn McCool, written and composed by Arís co-founder Rob Shaw-Smith. 

From the mists of Time, where History and Legend dance a dance of wonder and joy, comes a giant of an Irish tale. See how Irish giant Finn McCool challenged and saw off the Scottish monster Benandonner, and see exactly how the Giant’s Causeway came to be one of the wonders of the natural world. An Arís original suitable for children 8 – 88!

Tickets: $10-$30

Company Name: Arís (aristheatre.org)

Sunday Variety Series

Every Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30 PM on the Academy Theatre’s Diamond Stage

The Ruby Reds Band

Sunday, June 25 @ 6:30 PM

The Ruby Reds Band began in Atlanta in February of 1966 in our own nightclub, Ruby Red’s Warehouse, on Ellis Street in downtown Atlanta. The club moved to (and was the first to open in) Underground Atlanta in 1969 and the band quickly got busy – playing regularly for the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Hawks and nearly every Corporation in the Southeast over our 50+ year history. Ruby Reds continues to be busy and in demand for political events, corporate galas, private soirees and public appearances. In 2022 we were honored to play for the 90th birthday celebration of Ambassador Andrew Young and the 100th Birthday of WSB Radio.

Tickets are $20.00

Tamara “Tammy” Harper aka Tam Tunes

Sunday, July 9 @ 6:30 PM

Tamara “Tammy” Harper was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and is proud to call Atlanta, GA her home. She is a graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor of arts degree in music (concentration – piano). Tammy is currently Executive Vice President, A&R Global and Director of Leadership Development with Wealth Nation/Sony and Empire/Universal, an artist development and brand development company and Vice President of Artist Relations with Rocstar World, an entertainment lifestyle brand and label, the pianist/choir director for two churches, teaches a music class to senior citizens and provides musical entertainment for seniors at an assisted living residence.  In addition, she is the private piano and voice instructor to over twenty students and the leader of her band, Tam Tunes and The Gents!

Tickets are $20.00

Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband

Sunday, July 23 @ 6:30 PM

Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband is not jug band, ragtime, or dixieland. It is an energetic amalgamation of all the popular styles of the 1920’s/30’s – jazz, a little blues, a bit of swing, a pinch old time gospel, and even classic showtunes – all immersed in an early 20th century New Orleans sound. We get people’s feet stomping in a roaring twenties kind of way. Our sound has been described by many as “speakeasy” or “prohibition era” music. Our songs match the early New Orleans jazz/blues instrumentation combo of tenor banjo and trumpet with upbeat dixieland and swing tempos underlying a heavy dose of powerful 1920’s inspired vocals stylistically akin to Bessie Smith, Clara Smith, and Louis Armstrong.

YES Jazz Matters – Edwin Williams

Sunday, July 30 @ 6:30 PM

YES Jazz Matters celebrates and promotes the Art of Jazz by highlighting the diversity and cultural roots of Jazz music and musical genres influenced by it.   Their mission is to Preserve a Musical Culture, Tradition & Art Form  … keeping Jazz alive by:

  • enlightening and developing the interest of new Jazz audiences
  • promoting the art of Jazz music through seasonal community events
  • inspiring, mentoring and providing a forum for Jazz artists to perform and perfect their craft
  • developing outreach music programs that engage, entertain, and educate our audiences, especially seniors, youth and veterans, in the Art of Jazz.
Academy Theatre patrons are entitled to received a discount on ATL SYMPHONY tickets with this partnership. Call the Academy Theatre for details (404) 474-8332.


Take exit 75 to Sylvan Rd/Central Ave. Turn east onto N. Central Ave. Academy Theatre will be on your left, just past Volare Bistro and across from the pedestrian bridge that crosses the railroad tracks on your right.

Take exit 239 Central Ave. Go west on Central Ave. and the theatre will be on your right just across from the pedestrian bridge.

Limited on-street parking is available on N. Central Ave. Public parking lots are available at Sam Hape Plaza (next to Hapeville Corner Tavern) and on North Fulton Avenue (across the street from the Hapeville Fire Department).

Box Office

599 N. Central Ave.,
Hapeville, GA 30354

(404) 474-8332


Wheelchair seating is available. Patrons can either transfer from their wheelchair to a seat, or a space will be cleared so that the patron may stay in their chair.