Academy Theater Festivals & Events

The Academy Theatre is the longest running professional theatre in Georgia. Founded in 1956 by Frank Wittow, a 25 year old Army veteran with a degree in psychology, the Academy began its life as the Southeastern Academy of Theatre and Music, Inc., and soon housed both a resident company dedicated to bringing the best of classical and contemporary work to Atlanta audiences and a School of Performing Arts.

Today, the Academy Theatre continues its outreach work to people who don’t usually have a theatrical voice, incubates new theater companies, produces new main stage works, and remains a vital component of the Southeast's theater community. The Academy produces and tours provocative work that challenges their audiences while still entertaining them.