Dad's Garage transforms people, communities and perspectives through laughter.

About the Project

Our History Founded in 1995, Dad's Garage Theatre has grown from a small volunteer-led organization to a thriving mid-size theater led by professional artistic and administrative staff. The family at Dad's has continued to grow and now we have over 300 volunteers and performers.

We create work that is accessible, both financially and artistically, which brings in younger audiences to live theater. We not only introduce new patrons to the arts, but we then move them on to other types of fine art through our partnerships with the Atlanta Opera, Alliance Theatre, Aurora Theatre, and High Museum of Art.   

What your Donation to Dad's Garage supports
 These times are hard on a lil’ chucklehut nonprofit theater trying to transform folks through laughter. Postponing our big annual fundraiser and cancelling shows means very little money coming through our (sanitized) doors. All in all, we estimate this will have somewhere between a $150,000 and $300,000 impact on the organization. Any amount you can give helps us support our artists, staff, and youth programs as we pivot from live onstage programming to brand new all-digital programming, classes, and workshops.

Funds will also allow us to maintain our high school outreach program. Through this high school outreach program we provide Georgia teachers with free digital classroom materials tied to Georgia state curriculum standards, that teach improv skills to high school students across the state at no cost to the students or schools. Lessons teach the students on team building, communication skills and fostering creativity.    

Support also goes towards the programming of our public improv classes and youth summer camp, as well as support our creation of original online videos for DGTV, which includes original videos produced and distributed on our YouTube channel. Finally, support will help us maintain operational strength as we continue to fulfill our mission.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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