After 18 years in Inman Park, Dad’s Garage Theatre has received notice that its building, as well as the entire property at 280 Elizabeth Street, is changing ownership and will be redeveloped in the coming months into a 200+ unit apartment complex with retail shops on the ground floor.

Dad’s Garage plans to finish out its current season through the end of July and will then move to a temporary new home – 7 Stages in Little Five Points. While putting on shows at 7 Stages, Dad’s Garage will launch a capital campaign to raise funds to build a new, permanent home. The company is looking for 15,000 square feet of available space as close to Inman Park as possible, and encourages the public and real estate types to contact the theater if they know about such a space with ample parking available.

In the meantime, the best way to support Dad’s Garage is by seeing a show. Mike Schatz’s one-man show “Apnea” continues through June 1, while Improv with Colin Mochrie is set for May 17-18. Visit to see a full calendar of events.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.