Woodruff Arts Center

In 1962, Atlanta was struck by tragedy when a plane crash claimed the lives of 106 of its cultural leaders, sparking a movement to honor their legacy. This led to the creation of the Woodruff Arts Center in 1968, a beacon of resilience and artistic expression in the heart of the city. Unifying the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art, the Center has since become a cornerstone of the Southeast’s cultural scene, attracting millions and nurturing the arts in Atlanta.

Housing the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the expansive High Museum of Art, the Woodruff Arts Center offers a diverse range of artistic experiences. Each institution within the Center excels in its field, providing a rich tapestry of performances, concerts, and exhibitions that reflect the vibrancy of Atlanta’s cultural heritage.

The Woodruff Arts Center stands as one of the largest arts complexes outside of New York City, a lasting tribute to those who envisioned a thriving cultural community in Atlanta.