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Alliance Theatre's Coca-Cola Stage Gets A Striking New Look And Sound

Lauren Finney Harden | January 13, 2020 | Lifestyle


Alliance Theatre has long been Atlanta’s home for nationally recognized theater. Now, thanks to Trahan Architects, the Coca-Cola Stage and interior chamber have been reimagined for the 21st century, with furniture artist Matthias Pliessnig consulting on the project. By combining traditional craft skills with acoustic and 3D technology, the new visually striking—and acoustically superior—venue bows to theatergoers. Audience members are 15 feet closer to the stage than before, and seat capacity has been reduced to hone in on a more intimate experience for both the performers and the audience. Perhaps the best part is that the wood will patina as time goes on, ensuring that generations of theater-loving Atlantans will be able to put their mark on the new theater. Book a date to see Maybe Happy Ending, which plays on the Coca-Cola Stage Jan. 21 through Feb. 16. Tickets $25-$85, 1280 Peachtree St. NE

Photography by: Greg Mooney