Theatre Gael is celebrating its 20th season of bringing high quality, professional theatre to Atlanta. Their mission is to produce and preserve the plays, poetry, music, dance and storytelling of the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Theatre Gael is the only inter-Celtic theatre in the region and one of only a few in North America that actively celebrates the rich and diverse cultural traditions of Celtic people.
Theatre Gael is dedicated to serving as a resource for Celtic Americans wishing to use the scope of the theatre to explore their own heritage. They emphasize the universal themes that prevail in Celtic literature so that they may share these enduring values with their entire community.
In addition, Theatre Gael is committed to providing quality arts education to children throughout Georgia by creating programs and workshops that help young people and their families express and exchange ideas about diverse subjects such as human rights, conflict resolution, cultural literacy and values formation, the very themes that typically define Celtic and Celtic American literature.
Founded in 1984 by Artistic Director John Stephens and now with over seventy-five productions mounted, Theatre Gael continues to preserve and celebrate one of the world's richest literary traditions.
One in five Georgia citizens traces their ancestry to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As a "former minority", Celtic Americans have achieved tremendous economic and social success in their adopted country. They believe that it is critical to nurture the creative spirit that contributed to their American success story and sustain that spirit for future generations.
From I-75/85, exit at 14th Street. Go east on 14th Street (towards Piedmont Park). Cross over Spring St, W. Peachtree St, and Peachtree Street. The 14th Street Playhouse will be located at the next traffic light, 14th Street & Juniper.
Turn left into the Colony Square parking lot or right onto Juniper, then immediately left into the Playhouse parking deck. Parking is $5 at either lot.
Season Subscribers may head directly downstairs to Stage 3 to pick up their tickets from the House Manager in the Theatre Gael lobby. All other ticketholders should pick up their tickets at the main lobby, street level Box Office.