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Programs and Services Overview

If you are a performing arts company or an associated arts organization or business, please visit AtlantaPerforms.BIZ for info on accessing our programs & services, or joining as a member of the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts.

Ticket Services

Our Ticket Services are the largest single earned income resource for the nonprofit performing arts industry of Georgia.

AtlanTIX Same-Day, Half~Price Tickets
AtlanTIX is a significant audience development/marketing tool for performing arts companies and cultural attractions, and one-third of customers are visitors to greater Atlanta.  As of April 2008, AtlanTIX has sold over 133,000 half-price tickets, and generated over $1,800,000 in ticket sales revenue for organizations.  Over 13,500 patrons are AtlanTIX email group members.  The Southeast’s first half-price ticket booth opened in October 1998 in the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Underground Atlanta visitors center.  A second booth opened in February 2005 in Lenox Square mall.  In Fall 2007, AtlanTIX added online sales of same-day, half-price tickets.  Visit the Discount Tickets link in the menu bar above for complete details.

AtlanTIX Advance Discount Tickets
Our online advance discount ticket service has an ever-changing selection of performances available for purchase through our secure online ticketing system.
All sales end one hour before showtime or one hour before the ticket booth closes, which ever comes first.  Patrons are encouraged to visit often to discover new opportunities that are added for you to check out great theatre, music and dance... and all at discount prices.  Visit the Discount Tickets link in the menu bar above for complete details.

Gift Tix Certificates
These $25 gift certificates are redeemable as cash tender at 70+ participating member organizations for ticket purchases, classes and merchandise.  Organizations are reimbursed 100% of each redeemed Gift Tix, and a small service fee is added at time of purchase to cover processing expenses.  Visit the Gift Tix link in the menu bar above for complete details.

Online Services
The consumer gateway to greater Atlanta’s performing arts scene features a searchable, comprehensive show calendar, our directory of 170+ member companies, the Stage Stories podcast, special event listings, consumer reviews and commentary on shows, and much more.

See Industry-Focused Services below
This website is home to advance-purchase of discount tickets, news on the annual Georgia Arts & Entertainment Legacy Awards ~ (GAELAs) and Georgia Open Arts Month (GO ARTS). also serves to promote the performing arts and reflect the true geographic breadth of our membership.

Generation Arts E-News
This biweekly broadcast email is designed to engage youth and families in arts & cultural activities, with news on shows, workshops, tours, special events, classes and other programs & activities.

Stage Stories Podcast
Our weekly broadcast features tales of life in ‘the biz’ from the people who bring the performing arts to life in greater Atlanta.  Stage Stories is available as a podcast or by listening directly from  Our podcast was the first such broadcast in North America to be produced by a performing arts service organization.

Publications & Special Events

Atlanta ShowGuide Magazine
ACPA collaborates with publisher Lighthouse Communications  on the print publication Atlanta ShowGuide.  This free, bimonthly ‘playbill’ sized magazine features articles on people and companies in greater Atlanta’s performing arts scene and, of course, comprehensive show listings.  Atlanta ShowGuide can be found at performing arts venues, AtlanTIX locations, and a variety of retail establishments. Visit for more details, including advertising opportunities.

Georgia Open Arts Month ~ GO ARTS
GO ARTS is ACPA’s celebration of National Arts & Humanities Month, happening every October.  GO Arts provides a marketing umbrella for arts & cultural activities, and works to encourage people to GO experience the Arts by offering discounted or free performances and activities.  Visit for more details.

Georgia Arts & Entertainment Legacy Awards ~ The GAELAs
Each fall, the Georgia Arts & Entertainment Legacy Awards shine a special spotlight on the people whose achievements have strengthened the fabric and reputation of Georgia's cultural legacy.  The GAELA Award itself is an elegant, crystal letter creation of world-renown Fräbel Glass Art Studio & Galleries.  Visit for more details.

Industry-Focused Services

Our industry-focused website is greater Atlanta’s premiere resource for information on auditions, jobs, classes, other opportunities.  Other features include searchable directories with profiles of member organizations, performers, production and administrative personnel, and other individuals in ‘the biz.’  Members can take part in a variety of online discussion communities, plus useful resource and information links are provided.  Whether your perform or work behind the scenes, professionally or avocationally, you'll want to visit AtlantaPerforms.BIZ today.

Unified Auditions & Designer Showcase
This collaborative annual event traditionally takes place in March, and benefits performing arts companies, performers, and designers.  Approximately 60 companies see over 230 performers audition during this two day event.  The Designer Showcase is a trade show of sorts where artistic staff see and discuss work samples with area designers.  Visit AtlantaPerforms.BIZ for complete details.

Member Discounts
With the ACPA MemberCard, members receive free or discount offers for tickets, classes and more from ACPA member organizations.

Stephen Petty Memorial Fund
This important fund provides emergency cash assistance for people in the performing arts living with life threatening or debilitating illness, or suffering severe financial hardship due to illness or injury.  As of November 2007, the fund has provided over $36,000 in assistance to those in need.  Visit the Support Us link in the menu bar above for more details including information on making your contribution to this vital fund today.

Resource Referrals
ACPA is pleased to offer referrals to resources for healthcare options, legal services, and competitive insurance rates for liability and worker’s comp insurance. 

Volunteers for the Arts
ACPA also works hand-in-hand with Hands On Atlanta to support and promote their Volunteers for the Arts program, which works to fill a variety of organization needs – from ushers, to marketing and tech expertise, to board development.  Visit the Volunteer link in the menu bar above to access Volunteers for the Arts online listings and more details on the program.

External Relations

Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts maintains relationships and/or memberships with local, regional and national organizations, acting as liaison for greater Atlanta’s performing arts industry to the public and private sectors, and national arts industry.  ACPA is a leading member of the Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations.

Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts provides leadership with vision in advocating and promoting the arts as a vital industry, identifying key issues, developing strategies, and implementing initiatives which address common concerns.  A unified voice for the performing arts industry, the Coalition works to build relationships and forge partnerships with government, business, media and the community to enhance the stature of the arts in our society.  ACPA works closely with the Arts Leadership League of Georgia (ALL~GA), and you can play the role of arts advocate too by visiting their website through our Great Links page in the left menu bar.

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