The Academy Theatre is a nationally recognized professional theatre where everything you experience will truly make you think. Founded in 1956 by Frank Wittow, the Academy Theatre is Georgia’s longest running multi-racial professional theatre. Our award-winning reputation for excellence in theater and education has been well earned, with a track record of successful productions, dedicated staff, the development of talent and continued alumni support. The Academy Theatre is highly regarded for its productions of classic and contemporary plays, as well as its strong educational outreach programs – including a Theatre for Youth Touring Ensemble, Senior Touring Ensemble, and numerous play development projects with underserved, at-risk and special populations. Over two million Georgia school children have been served through the Academy’s highly acclaimed, innovative performances. The Academy Theatre is one of the most affordable theatres in the Atlanta market, making it an experience that everyone can enjoy on any budget.