Upcoming Shows

Goodnight Delia

April 5-21, 2024

Written by John Murphy
Directed by Simon Gibney

Starring renowned Irish actor Clelia Murphy as Delia, with Atlanta dancer and stage artist Harry Porter in the role of “The Boy”.  Delia Murphy, the beloved songstress known as The Queen of Connemara, has given the world decades of music. Delia was the daughter of a County Mayo man who struck it rich in the Klondike Gold Rush, and she became the wife of an Irish Ambassador.  Her songs are known by many, and her actions helped save thousands from the Nazis in World War II.  Now she reflects on the beauty and friendship of song, and the part she played during the world’s darkest hours. Arís presents the fascinating true story of a life lived on the world stage.

TAPAS VIII – Short Play Festival – GREEN

May 10-26, 2024

Owners of short attention spans can rejoice with this smorgasbord of short plays. From comedy to horror to drama to farce, this is the 8th annual short play festival.

Eleven plays, twenty four actors, two hours, one amazing show!  These short plays are a perfect spring treat that will leave you wanting more.  

The Wash

July 10-28, 2024

Written by Kelundra Smith

Impact Theatre Atlanta in conjunction with the Academy Theatre and Synchronicity Theatre present Kelundra Smith’s world premiere play about the Atlanta Laundresses’ strike of 1881! This dramedy tells the story of how African American women began the strike and how it spread to garner the support of the whole community! Don’t miss this great show directed by Brenda Porter. 

Sunday Variety Series

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

Improvibility Theory: April's Last Laugh!

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Improvability Theory brings you our April showers of laughter featuring our mainstage cast! You bring the tasteful suggestions and we bring fruitfully funny results!

Tickets are $10

Tabitha King and Her Band

Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Tabitha King has performed with Frankie Beverly, The Three Degrees, and Gladys Knight! Widely known for her renditions from Whitney Houston, Adele, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and other famous singers.  Come and celebrate Mother’s Day with her!

Tickets are $20

Dom L’Amour – Love Songs

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Dom L’Amour presents an engaging night of Love Songs.  Dom’s voice serves as a contemporary clarion call to beauty and hope as he celebrates great love songs! 

Tickets are $30

Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Atlanta Radio Theatre Company will present new radio dramas. 

Tickets are $12

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Pictured L-R – Jimmy Royals, Jerry “Scout” Sorn, Kevin Thomas, Jerry Pece, Marty Kelly, Bill Bramlett, Jonny Hibbert, Chuck Webster, and Jim Spruell


Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 6:30 PM

my6pece, featuring the music of Jim Spruell, performs live blues and rock.

Members of my6pece have performed live on stage with:

The Allman Brothers, The Shirrells, The Drifters, Sea Level, Michael Clark’s Byrds, Phil Lesh, Derek Trucks, The Wooten Brothers, William Bell, Dixie Dregs, Jimmy Herring, Tom Waits, Col. Bruce Hampton, Darryl Rhoades and the HaHaVishnu Orchestra, The Dynamic Atlanta Cruise-O-Matic, Tara, CJ Jones and the Spirit Bones, The Yuppie Scum Band, The Ice Breakers, The Jim Spruell Band, Butch’s Brew, Tall Dogs, Amber, Hollywood, The Peachtree Possee, Sons of the Beach Freestyle, The Lost Legends, Blue Plate Special, 10,000 Maniacs

Members of this band have Opened for: The Ramones, The Runaways, Randy California, Squeeze, The Sex Pistols, Sha Na Na, Stephenwolf, Steve Forbert,The Nighthawks, Martin Mull, Bob Segar System, The Association, The Neville Brothers, Percy Sledge, Gary Lewis, Davey Jones, Jerry Clower

Tickets are $20

The Crooner & The Conjurer: DuoShow - Eddie Gammill and Chris Moorman

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Chris Moorman is an Atlanta magician who performs at corporate functions, private shows, and public events.  Locally, Chris is seen at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta (Magic & Mixology), Academy Theatre in Hapeville (Sunday Variety Series), and Red Light Café (Atlanta Magic Night); and Chris performs across the country at events like Magic Monday LA in Santa Monica, California and in comedy clubs like Kellar’s Magic & Comedy Club in Erie, Pennsylvania.  By day, Chris practices law.  Magic is his passionate avocation.  More information is available at www.chrisconjuring.com

Eddie Gammill is an Atlanta native. He has been seen in The Atlanta Opera in productions of The Merry Widow, Ariadne of Naxos and La Traviatta. He was also part of the Atlanta Opera Studio’s production of Dr. Miracle touring throughout Georgia. Eddie has performed in regional musical theater and opera in Chicago and New York City and aboard the S.S Independence with American Hawaii Cruises. He made is New York City Opera debut at Lincoln Center in Mathis der Maler and performed in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Traviata toured with the New York City Opera National Touring Company. Eddie lived and performed in Lucca, Italy with the Teatro de Giglio in Donizetti’s Il Giovedi Grasso. https://eddiegammill.wixsite.com/eddie-gammill-musici

Tickets are $20

Tam Tunes In Concert

Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Tam Tunes is coming to bring some soul to your Sunday! From R&B to gospel inflected soul Tammy is a renown performer and improviser.   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

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Finesse Lee – Motown Music For Your Soul

Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Singer Finesse Lee infuses smooth R&B vocals and sweet Gospel harmonies into contemporary music that creates a unique blend of music that uplifts and inspires the soul.  His previous experience includes: Opened for Aaron Neville, Shared the stage with Eddie Money, Shared stage with Julian Lennon, Rochester Fair Grounds (Four years),  Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (Five years), Seaside Festival – Kittery Maine (Two years), Pro Portsmouth / First night Portsmouth / Market square day (Three years), WERZ Radio Station X mas party (Three years), Lead singer Show Band (Ten Piece Band) for (Ten years), Lilburn Daze Fair -Lilburn, GA. 2022/2023, Duluth Fair – 2023, Swawnee Fair – 2023, Motown on Main St – McDonough, GA. 2023/2024

Tickets are $20

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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).

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599 N. Central Ave.,
Hapeville, GA 30354

(404) 474-8332

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