It’s official. At the ripe ol’ age of 18, mom and dad finally kicked us out of the house. In the spring of 2013, Dad’s Garage received notice that our building - as well as the entire property at 280 Elizabeth Street - had been purchased and would be redeveloped in the coming months. (Read: Hulk-smashed and turned into a Live, Work, Play space... minus the plays.)
Well, we packed up and moved out in August of 2013. We now perform in our temporary home at 7 Stages Theatre - located at 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 in Little Five Points. While we're there we hope to start raising funds for a permanent home. We have narrowed the search down to a few we're really serious about and plan on making a decision very soon. Hey! It's just like the finale of The Bachelor! (Is that show still on? Yes? Good! Relevant-ish. Nailed it.)
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Will you be producing the same amount and type of work as usual?
After our last show at 280 Elizabeth Street we immediately began performing improv every weekend at our new temporary home at 7 Stages. We also have continued to do some scripted work and special events at multiple iconic Atlanta locations. We’re working hard to maintain the same level of programming as always and will always have the hot deets for you on our website.
When do you move into your permanent home?
While we’re in our temporary home at 7 Stages we hope to be fundraising like crazy and building out our new, permanent home. (AKA our forever home. Forever? Forever, ever? Forever, ever?). This could take anywhere from 1 – 2 more years. Yeah, we know that’s a long time, but we’re making sure we do this right. And yes, that means comfortable seats and more bathrooms – and possibly whiskey-infused corn dogs. Keep your fingers crossed.
And just where is this new Dad’s Garage Dream House?
We were hoping to stay in Inman Park, but that didn't work out -- I guess we drove our own property value up too high! We're committed to staying as close to our original stomping ground as possible and have been vetting a few other spaces. We’re still working out some final details, but we're close to nailing down a new home. That said, just like any 18 year-old, we like to keep our options open. So, if you have 15,000 sq. feet of space in the city with ample parking on the cheap – please let us know!
How are you going to afford/survive this move?
This announcement is not a surprise. Our facilities committee has been hard at work over the past year securing a temporary home, finding a permanent home, and taking the first steps toward raising the large amount of capital needed to move a theatre company of our size. (Ridiculous wigs and giant foam alligators don’t move themselves!) Down the road, we will definitely be asking you and the rest of the Atlanta community for financial support, so start saving your pennies for us!
Did I miss an epic, bring the house down party before we left?
Fer duhs you did. We partied our asses off on August 3rd, 2013. It was a rager.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP NOW?
- Keep coming to shows!
We loved our original space for 18 years and we crammed as much love into it as possible. But us not being at 280 doesn't mean we've stopped doing our amazing work. We have got some amazing shows coming up! Check out our full calendar here.
- Stay connected with us!
We don't want to lose touch with you.