Enjoy an afternoon or evening by taking in a show! One of Shakespeare’s most often produced comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream features star crossed lovers, discord in the fairy kingdom and a troupe of amateur actors hoping to make it big! Under the expert direction of Laura Cole, the ASC’s all female ensemble will turn your trip to Atlanta Contemporary a truly magical experience.


Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 15 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 16 at 2:30pm


General Admission - $30 per seat
Student Tickets - $15 per seat
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Students can email emma@atlantacontemporary.org from their school email address to get the discount code.

We encourage visitors to purchase tickets in advance. We will offer tickets at the door if not sold out. Online ticket sales will end two hours before the show begins.


All performances are held outdoors on the Pavilion. Chairs are in pods of 1, 2, 3, or 4 and spaced 6 feet apart. All pod seating is general admission and first come, first served. Groups of more than 4 can purchase the appropriate pods for their group. We encourage groups of more than 4 to arrive together to ensure you will be sat close to your group. Check-in and seating begins at 7:00pm.

Safety Guidelines

All Visitors are required to wear a mask.
Visitors are expected to follow health guidelines on social distancing, maintaining at least 6 feet apart at all times. Atlanta Contemporary has designated maximum capacity for the galleries and project spaces. View the safety guidelines here.

Performances will be outside on the open-air Pavilion. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and consider bringing a water bottle.

In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to a new date. Check this event page for updates ahead of each performance.


Atlanta Shakespeare Company

With each production from the late 80’s until 1999, ASC’s core aesthetic became a little clearer.
What emerged over time was a company of artists dedicated to a radically pure approach to the text. Each syllable is examined and reexamined for clues as to form, meaning, and original intent. What’s more, ASC actors actively embraced the heart and soul of the Elizabethan Theater: the active relationship between actor and audience.
Since the opening of The Shakespeare Tavern® Playhouse on Peachtree Street in 1990, ASC has produced Shakespeare’s entire 39 play canon plus over 20 period classics by the likes of Aristophanes, G.B Shaw, Mrs. Aphra Behn, Jean Racine, Christopher Marlowe, Jean Anouilh, Ryunosuke Akutagwa, Niccolo Machiavelli, Albert Camus, Jean Genet, Tennessee Williams, Moliere, Bertolt Brecht, Jean Cocteau, and Thornton Wilder and a handful of fun musicals such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret and Hamlet, The Musical!.
In 1995 ASC was honored to be the first American company to perform on the stage of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, England.

Laura Cole

Laura decided on a career in acting when she performed her first Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for Athens Creative Theatre under Tom Kidd. She went on to perform many shows with ACT, and her high school drama department. Laura received her Bachelor’s of Science in Acting from Northwestern University. In addition to her training in classical theatre, while at NU she received the Young Choreographer’s Prize her senior year for her choreography work in the Dance Program under Lynne Blom and Susan Lee.
Laura has made her acting career performing professionally in Atlanta. She has worked as a professional actor for many companies, including The Academy Theatre, Actor’s Express, The Alliance Theatre, Art Attack, The Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Jewish Theatre Of The South, Theatre Gael, Theatre In The Square, 7 Stages and, of course, The Shakespeare Tavern.

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Upcoming Events

April 27 / 2:00pm
Special Event

MuSEA Slow Reads


Folks get to activate MuSEA’s mobile library by relaxing at the Atlanta Contemporary and reading selected texts out loud to each other.

April 28 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Kids

Contemporary Kids


A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.

May 2 / 6:30pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Crafts + Cocktails


Join artist and educator Sherrice Adams for our adult craft night, Crafts + Cocktails.

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