Located in Atlanta's Little Five Points neighborhood since 1940, the Variety Playhouse has long been one of the seminal entertainment venues in the city. Throughout the years, the Variety Playhouse has gone through many incarnations, including as a movie house, community gathering space and performance space. Since the '80s, the venue has tuned its focus to live music events, hosting popular acts like Buckethead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Ottmar Liebert and Robert Cray Band. The Variety Playhouse is also available to rent for private events. In 2016, the building underwent a complete renovation. To rock out and dance until you drop while you're in Atlanta, get your Variety Playhouse tickets at StubHub now.
What is the Variety Playhouse's seating capacity?
The Variety Playhouse has a combination of theater seats and standing and dancing areas, including a front pit below the stage. At some events, additional chairs and tables may be set up throughout the space. The overall capacity at the Variety Playhouse, including seating and standing areas, is 1,100 people. Depending on the arrangement of the space for particular shows, this capacity may be lowered. Most shows at the venue are general admission. The limited number of permanent, fixed seats on the two levels of the Variety Playhouse are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Is the Variety Playhouse accessible by public transportation?
Public transportation to the Variety Playhouse is available via the No. 3 Auburn Ave bus and Inman Park Marta Station.
Is there on-site parking for Variety Playhouse events?
Directly behind the Variety Playhouse is a parking lot you can use on a first-come-first-serve basis. This lot does tend to fill up fast for popular shows, but there is also free and paid street parking near the venue. Just be sure to read all posted signs to make sure you can legally park in the space you've chosen.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
In the front room off the lobby, DAS BBQ offers barbecued sandwiches and draft beer before and during all shows. There's also window service outside the building on Euclid Avenue.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Located in the heart of Atlanta, the Variety Playhouse is close to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, the Edgewood Retail District, and Freedom and Candler Parks. There are also numerous bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants nearby.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
All shows at the Variety Playhouse are for all ages unless indicated otherwise. If you're concerned about age restrictions for a particular event, call or email the venue ahead to inquire.
Can I take photos at shows at the Variety Playhouse?
The photo policy at the Variety Playhouse varies depending on the show. To find out whether you'll be allowed to take pictures at a particular show, call the venue the afternoon of the performance.Back to Top
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