The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theatre in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement.
The Alliance’s dedication to transforming access to the arts is reflected in its commitment to creating new work for all ages and to bringing that work into classrooms and communities across the city of Atlanta and the region. More than 50,000 students each year experience age-specific professional performances, participate in acting classes, drama camps, and in-school initiatives through the Alliance Theatre Education Department. The Alliance also nurtures the careers of playwrights and artists through programs like the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing a premiere for the competition winner as part of the regular season, and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, which provides development resources for three projects each year.