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 along with us including over 300 volunteers and performers. We now entertain more than 30,000 people a year at our two-theatre facility in Inman Park, at public events across the state, and at improv festivals across the continent. Dad's gives a new definition to the phrase "original work" with regional premiere productions such as The B-Team (by David Holstein), as well as innovative world premieres created by the Dad's Garage family like Song of the Living Dead (by Matt Horgan and Travis Sharp), and Class (by Lauren Gunderson).
In addition to our outrageous original productions, Dad's Garage produces 52 weeks per year with improv shows every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. We perform traditional and original formats including the improvised soap opera Scandal!, TheatreSports™ (we're the only officially sanctioned team in the Southeast), and our Japanese-style game show Samurai Davis Jr. and Dim Sum's Super Mega Happy Fun Time Improv Show!
Our work has been recognized and supported by the Atlanta Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund and The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. By creating a supportive environment for an artistic, technical, and administrative ensemble, we are able to elevate the awareness of the Atlanta community to original theatrical works and the creative outlets found through improvisation. This leads to the production of more than 300 performances a year for our audiences, and the training of new improvisers in our High School Outreach Program, as well as onsite classes and workshops for the general public. Now a fixture in the Atlanta arts scene, Dad's Garage has won Best Theatre and Best Improv Troupe in Creative Loafing five years in a row, as well as similar awards in almost every major publication in the city.