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Posted on: June 9, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Next Show: Saturday, June 21st!

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Upcoming Shows Announced at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Home to the Academy Theatre! See a brief list below and visit the Academy Theatre Official Website for upcoming showtimes and performances right here in downtown Hapeville and at their location in Stockbridge!

Please note: all programs take place at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center, home to the Academy Theatre, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, June 21 at 8:00 PM – BattleActs! With Laughing Matters
You the audience choose who is funny in our monthly improv competition at the Academy Theatre! 8 Improvisers start on stage and take your tasteful suggestions to create songs, sketches, and more! You then vote for the scenes you like! Players from improv troupes from all over come to win our great evening of fun!

Show starts at 8PM. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door! To purchase tickets online - Please go to: or email us at or call 404-474-8332.

Saturday, June 28 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Hapeville Farm and Art Market at the Depot Plaza

The goal of the Hapeville Farm and Art Market is to provide the community with wonderful food experiences, artisan crafters, and top flight performing and visual artists! Combined with free Children's arts programming and special art walks, as well as other festival events. The Hapeville Depot Farm and Art Market will take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 9am to 1pm.

The Market is a partnership between the Hapeville Arts Alliance, Academy Theatre and the Hapeville Historical Society. The Market is sponsored by the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM – Kangaroo tries to persuade Tiddalick the Frog.
FREE SHOW - Piccadilly Puppets presents

H2-Oh! Splish, Splash: Water Stories, which explores our most precious resource in a fun and educational way! Large hand-puppets are used in the Australian folktale of “Tiddalick the Frog” and the Creek legend “Rabbit Plays Tug-of-War,” which demonstrate that water is important to all cultures. The original shadow puppet piece, “The Adventures of Drip and Drop,” shows the water-cycle from the point of view of the raindrops. As the closing song says, “Everybody needs a little water!” Academy favorites Nancy Riggs & Kiera Robbins bring great puppetry and stories for kids to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center with their world premiere show!

The sponsorship of ‘H2-Oh! Splish, Splash: Water Stories’ by the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade allows us to offer this performance free of charge to the community! Even though the performance is free, we would still appreciate your ticket reservations online at Also please note that children must be accompanied by an adult or they will not be admitted to the show.

To purchase tickets online - Please go to: or email us at or call 404-474-8332.
Theatre Things to Know
Founded in 1956 by Frank Wittow, a 25 year old Army Veteran, the Academy Theatre is the longest running professional theatre in Georgia. Hapeville welcomed the Academy Theatre to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center in Fall of 2013. They now call Hapeville home! Join us in welcoming Academy Theatre.

Get to Know
Lorenne Fey, Managing Director, and Robert Drake, Artistic Director
Phone: 404-474-8332
Tickets: available on-line for pre-show discounts or at the door for full price.

The City of Hapeville Welcomed the Academy Theatre to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center in Fall of 2013! Hapeville Mayor and Council announced at the Happy Days Festival, in late September, that the Academy Theatre group was coming to downtown Hapeville. Artistic Director, Robert Drake enthusiastically informed Hapeville residents at the Happy Days Festival that the Academy Theatre will have an approximate 99-seat black box theatre that will host performances and classes, bringing an artistic vitality to downtown!

The City of Hapeville, owner of The Hapeville Performing Arts Center, located at 599 and 597 N. Central Avenue, purchased the downtown buildings as part of its Economic Development efforts. As part of its downtown revitalization efforts, the City recently leased the Hapeville Performing Arts Center to the Academy Theatre. The current space at 599 N. Central Avenue has been transformed into a temporary theatre with seating for approximately 85.

Planning is underway for design and build-out of an expanded and more permanent home for the Academy Theatre to include both the 599 and 597 N. Central Avenue properties and to accommodate more visitors. Visit the City website: for updates on the renovations.

The City of Hapeville, the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade and the Academy Theatre have entered into a public / private partnership to serve the citizens of Hapeville. The City of Hapeville and the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade are the official sponsors of the Academy Theatre’s programming in Hapeville.

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