The New American Shakespeare Tavern

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499 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

The New American Shakespeare Tavern® is unlike other theaters. It is a place out of time; a place of live music, hand-crafted period costumes, outrageous sword fights with the entire experience centered on the passion and poetry of the spoken word. With an authentic British Pub Menu, the New American Shakespeare Tavern® has an enchanting history and a prime location in downtown Atlanta. We are a professional theatre with food and drinks available before each performance (and don’t forget the apple crisp at intermission!)

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The New American Shakespeare Tavern

Summer Camp & Scout Group Tickets

Group Discounts: Parties of 10 or more receive $3 off the adult ticket price per section. Tickets must be paid for 48 hours prior to show. Not valid for the balcony on Sundays.

Please note:

An 8% sales tax will be added on top of all purchases made at the Box office and Food/Drink bars. Prices are subject to change and restrictions apply to discounted tickets. NO PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTS THE FINAL WEEK OF A RUN.

*Since seating is first-come, first-served within each section, it is not guaranteed, particularly if your party arrives close to curtain, that we will be able to seat you all together, particularly on sold out nights. We will make every effort to do so, but it is not guaranteed.

For information on the Shakespeare Club Program (our version of a Season Subscription), Gift Cards or Flex Passes call The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 x 0 or click the links provided.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap. Food/drink bars close 10 minutes before performance.

Box Office: To purchase tickets or more information, call The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or order your tickets online here.

Ticket availability reflects what has been reserved, but not necessarily what has been purchased so numbers are subject to change (even if it says Sold Out, check back from time to time to see if any tickets come available!)


Additional Information

Discount Ticket Options

$15 tickets for General Admission Previews

Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night. Not valid on Saturday nights or in the balcony on Sundays.

$14 for 10am student matinees during the school year (General Admission Seating).

Senior citizens (65 +) and Military receive $3 off the adult ticket price per section. Not valid for the balcony on Sundays.

Group Discounts: Parties of 10 or more receive $3 off the adult ticket price per section.

Tickets must be paid for 48 hours prior to show. Not valid for the balcony on Sundays.

Food & Drink Menu

Our Menu is available from one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance. Food service ends ten minutes before show time, with dessert and beverages available during intermission.

We prepare everything from scratch here in our kitchen, using the freshest ingredients we can find. Our goal is to nourish the body as the theater feeds the soul, by serving delicious, comforting food in a fast and friendly manner. Complete nutritional information on the Tavern’s menu is available.

Destination Hours and Admission

The New American Shakespeare Tavern Show Times and Tickets

Box Office Hours

Tuesdays through Saturdays: 1pm-6pm

Sundays: 3pm-5pm

404.874.5299 x 0

Box office is open 5:45pm-7:30pm (4:45pm-6:30pm Sundays) before each performance for ticket pick up. The Box Office does not answer the phone during these times.

Performance Days & Times

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: at 7:30 PM

Sundays: at 6:30 PM.

10 AM Student Matinees most Tuesday and Wednesdays during the school year.

Theatre Seating

The Shakespeare Tavern® is an intimate playhouse of approximately 200 seats. We feature a three-tiered seating system (except on Thursdays and any Preview performance. During these times seating is General Admission). You can choose where you would like to sit in our theater (depending on ticket availability). Click on the pictures below to get an idea of what you’ll be seeing from your seat! Seating is first-come, first served within each seating area*. Seating for Preview performances is General Admission.

Click here to view our basic seating chart

Main Floor

Box Seats

Raised elevation directly behind and to the sides of the main floor. Within 30 feet of the stage. Seating at tables and chairs.


All seats in balcony (three levels). Seating at chairs. Within 40 feet of the stage. Most seats in the balcony can accommodate food and beverage trays. Please note that to get to the balcony you must use the stairs. If you are unable to use stairs, purchase tickets in the Box or Main Floor areas. Call the Box Office if you have a wheelchair and need a table held for your party.

Ticket Prices

Thursday night

All seats are General Admission  $20 for adults, $15 for Students. No other discounts apply.

(Exceptions: A Christmas Carol ticket prices on Thursdays are Main: $24, Box $20, Balcony: $15. Also, if a Preview performance falls on a Thursday, all tickets are $15 with General Admission Seating.)

Friday Nights:

Main: $32

Box: $26

Balcony: $22

Saturday Night:

Main: $36

Box: $30

Balcony: $24

Sunday Nights:

Main: $28

Box: $22

Balcony: $15 (discounts cannot be applied to these tickets)

We are delighted to serve you here!


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Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, Cherokee Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States 2.48 mi

Take a stirring journey through time in Atlanta’s Cyclorama. Sit at the center of a sweeping panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22, 1864, during the American Civil War.

On that day Confederate troops led by General John B. Hood made a desperate attempt to save Atlanta from the encircling Union armies. They were initially successful, but the Union troops, led by Major General William T. Sherman, regained positions lost earlier in the day and won the battle. By nightfall, more than 12,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing.

The Cyclorama painting — 42 feet tall and 358 feet in circumference — is said to be the largest painting in the world. It offers breathtaking realism enhanced by a foreground of three-dimensional figures and terrain. The presentation is accompanied by music and narration, available in five languages.

When you visit the Cyclorama in Atlanta’s Grant Park you can also see artifacts of the war displayed in the Civil War Museum and a steam locomotive known as the Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

Summer Camp & Scout  Group Programs Available 

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Summer Camp & Scout Trips The Atlanta Cyclorama

Give your Students a field Trip back in history as they take a stirring journey through time in Atlanta’s Cyclorama. Sit at the center of a sweeping panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22, 1864, during the American Civil War. The Atlanta Cyclorama offers a unique inside look into the past of Atlanta Georgia in time of Civil War. A School Field trip to the Atlanta Cyclorama offers a panoramic presentation of the Battle of Atlanta with authentic military artifacts from the period.  Students on their School field trip will also have the opportunity to see and understand the past of the Civil war through a number of different mediums offered by the Atlanta Cyclorama.

Tour Information


Tour guides conduct a 40-minute, two-part educational program on the Battle of Atlanta every hour on the half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program includes special lighting, sound effects, music and narration (available in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish).

Part I

A 14-minute film is shown detailing events that led to the Battle of Atlanta.

Part II

Students on their Group Field Trip are escorted into the Cyclorama to experience the battle. On a second rotation through history, guides explain the history of the painting and answer audience questions.



A 14-minute film shows events leading up to the Battle of Atlanta.

The Painting

The Cyclorama of the Battle of Atlanta is the world’s largest oil painting, painted in 1885-86 by artists from Germany. It has been shown in Grant Park since 1893.


The three-dimensional foreground, called a diorama, was added in 1936, bringing a depth of 30 feet to the display.

Civil War Museum

Artifacts from the American Civil War period are displayed on two floors and include weapons, photographs and uniforms. A touch-screen computer system tells the story of the war. Other videos recount period history and Cyclorama restoration.

Steam Locomotive Texas

The centerpiece of the museum is the steam locomotive Texas, which played a key role in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862 (also known as Andrews’ Raid). The Texas was used by the Confederates to pursue and recover the locomotive General, stolen by Union raiders led by James J. Andrews. The raiders planned to tear up tracks behind them to disrupt the vital Western and Atlantic Railroad supply line between Atlanta and Chattanooga. The General is currently on exhibit at the Kennesaw Civil War Museum in Marietta, Georgia. The Great Locomotive Chase was the subject of a Disney movie in 1956.


The Cyclorama bookstore offers a wide selection of books and other items on the American Civil War period.


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