Family programming

Alliance Theatre is committed to providing world-class theatre experiences to engage families ages 0-100! Visit this page weekly for up-to-date information on amazing Family Series productions, Acting Classes and Workshops designed for families, our groundbreaking Theatre for the Very Young productions, and much more.

New to the Alliance Theatre? Stop by any Sunday from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm to experience free programming as a part of Family Fun at the Woodruff. Each Sunday enjoy a variety of activities including workshops, performances, tours, interactive story times, and so much more.

For more tips, ideas, and stories about Family Fun at the Woodruff, follow our blog.

This program is made possible with support from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation. 

Upcoming Events:

November 12: Free Family Festival

 Costume Making: Mad Hatter Hat Making

Show off your own wacky wonderland style! Inspired by the Alliance Theatre production, Alice Between, explore the fun of costume design and construction.

1 – 4 p.m., Galleria

Improv Workshop

Discover the freedom of acting without a net! Get spontaneous with your family through the exciting world of improv. (best for ages 5+)

2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Alice Between*

WRITTEN BY Neeley Gossett & Steve Coulter

DIRECTED BY Rosemary Newcott

In the beloved children’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself in a world full of strange and wondrous incongruities…much like what the world is like for most middle school students! Atlanta Playwright and Alliance/Kendeda Playwriting Competition finalist Neeley Gossett’s modern take on the story finds Alice on her first day as a 7th grader in a new middle school. Gossett is able to tap into a dark humor that is especially satisfying and very connected to the nightmare and folly that is both Wonderland and Middle School. Written for and with middle schoolers, Alice Between will be performed in the Rich Auditorium at the Woodruff Arts Center. (best for ages 9+)

1:30 p.m., Rich Theater

*Must have pre-registered online for this performance at . All patrons must be seated by 1:20 p.m. or they are not guaranteed a seat.

Beautiful Blackbird**

Inspired by the award-winning Ashley Bryan picture book, this rhythmic play explores the universal idea that true beauty is found within. Adapted from a Zambian folk tale, this story traces Blackbird’s courageous journey to share his truth that “color on the outside is not what’s on the inside.” Featuring an original jazzy score and inventive creative movement, Beautiful Blackbird brings Ashley Bryan’s inspired artwork to life in visceral and moving ways. Beautiful Blackbird is presented in conjunction with the High Museum of Art exhibition Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan.  

1, 2:15 and 3:30 p.m., Black Box Theater

**Space is limited. To participate, speak with the house manager no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the performance.

The Jungle Room

This interactive play space for babies who are newborn through 36 months old and their caregivers will feature a kaleidoscope of color inspired by Ashley Bryan’s award-winning book Beautiful BlackbirdThe Jungle Room is presented in conjunction with the High Museum of Art exhibition Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan

Ongoing, Bankoff Gallery

November 26: Book Release Celebration: Plays by Youth, about Youth, For You

Click here for more information and to RSVP. 

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