One of the most unusual art institutions in the country, this art center's origin lies in tragedy. In 1962, an airplane carrying the leaders of Atlanta’s Art and Civic community crashed. In their memory Atlanta built a Memorial Art Center that soon came to house three more institutions - Atlanta College of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art.
1970 saw the addition of the Alliance Theatre, and 2005, the Young Audiences. Such a coming together under one roof has never again been replicated. Altogether, the place offers over 3300 performances over the course of every year! It’s the heart of soul of Atlanta’s arts community. Orchestra, pop, ballet – the variety of the art here in no way compromises the quality of each; the experience is almost always magic.
Beautiful grounds, a grand building, a friendly and professional staff – no event here is ever a waste of money, nor is the food. It’s almost impossible to cover everything in a single visit.
Entrance Ticket Details For Woodruff Arts Center
- Depends on the show.
- Parking for all woodruff arts center events is available at convenient garage, first 30 minutes parking is free, for museum members the parking is $8.
- From Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm parking is $10. And 6:00 pm to 7:00 am it is $12, Saturday and Sunday all day $12.
- The woodruff arts center events tickets for all alliance, theatre, Atlanta symphony orchestra, high museum of art can purchase online, by online booking.
Woodruff Arts Center Hours
- After 7:00 pm trains run every 20 minutes and only gold line train connects with the train station.
How to Reach Woodruff Arts Center
- Lindbergh Center Station
- Pasta da Pulcinella
- Nook on Piedmont Park
- South City Kitchen
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18.91% of people who visit Atlanta include Woodruff Arts Center in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
55.56% of people start their Woodruff Arts Center visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Woodruff Arts Center
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Woodruff Arts Center
Woodruff Arts Center Reviews & Ratings
First time visiting the theatre for a show. Very nice facility! Comfortable - did not need the sweater I always bring! The only problem we had was finding our way around. We could not tell what door we needed to enter from outside, so we guessed. (Fortunately, it didn't matter.) Once inside, we could not find the box office! The signs inside are so small, you need to visual acuity of an eagle to find them, much less read them - especially if there are bodies obstructing the view of the tiny little sign on the wall, which I noticed as we passed by it after asking for directions. The show was great though, & overall, we enjoyed our visit!
I was only able to visit the High Museum at the Woodruff Arts Center, but it's absolutely beautiful visit! On the second Sunday of every month, they allow free admission into the Museum. The Museum is split into levels with different themes on each floor; I personally loved their Modern and Contemporary Art level the most, although you'll probably have to wait to take pictures in front of some pieces. Would definitely recommend as a cute date with friends or family!
We have been looking for another museum to frequent since we moved. I am happy to say we have found one. The customer service is great. Interactive play and sensory for children. I will definitely view the exhibit on our next visit.
Fairly easy to get to, parking was reasonable for downtown/midtown area, price wise. Well maintained grounds, loads of places to sit for a spell if tired. Interesting pieces, need more than an afternoon visit to see all the pieces. Only drawback, traffic! But that's Atlanta for you. Transit station is directly across the street, so do yourself a favor and use it.
Went to see Psycho in concert and it was awesome. The atmosphere was amazing and the whole orchestra sounded fantastic and were in perfect synchronicity with the movie. Well worth going to see!