Attracting national attention with articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and coverage by CBS and CNN, this modest production which only started in 1984, has become America's only Shakespeare tavern. A unique playhouse with a British pub menu available before each performance, a visit to Atlanta's Shakespeare Tavern is like a trip through history.
Shakespeare Tavern — Photo courtesy of Shakespeare Tavern
Most of the plays put on are William Shakespeare's, though there are some more modern plays that the theatre does as well. The theatre opens about an hour before the show, allowing for patrons to find their seats and have dinner if they wish. Don't miss out on dinner as the fare is authentically British.
Although this a theatre, dress code is very casual. Jeans and shorts are perfectly acceptable, but some patrons prefer to dress up. This also makes for a fun and affordable date night. Most ticket prices are under $30. Sometimes offered are the abridged version of Shakespeare's plays (this means a short summary of several plays). It's a deal and quite entertaining. A special treat is Romeo and Juliet during Valentine's and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol during Christmas.
When visiting, either take MARTA or park directly across the street at the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck which costs about $5.