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“Decent theatre for music groups”
Review of Variety Playhouse

Variety Playhouse
Ranked #44 of 302 things to do in Atlanta
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I had read they had completed a large overhaul of this theatre but it was hard to see many changes. The main ladies room still only has two stalls, although there was a sign on the door that there were more facilities upstairs. We sat toward the back left for a show and I am not sure what the owners were thinking when they put in cheap folding chairs for seating Everyone on my row was slim and we were all scrunched together so closely that we were like sardines.

The show we went to was a Beatles tribute band and the entertainers suggested we get up and move, dance, and enjoy the show. Security people were nearby us and stopped any dancing. The security people then took up guard in the aisle, dancing and taking photos on their phones. I would think the theatre management whould have a better connection with stage acts so everyone understands the rules.

1  Thank Westgalady
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"standing room"
in 12 reviews
"general admission"
in 12 reviews
"concert venue"
in 7 reviews
"front row"
in 6 reviews
"seating downstairs"
in 3 reviews
"last row"
in 3 reviews
"standing area"
in 2 reviews
"small lots"
in 2 reviews
"balcony area"
in 2 reviews
"cool venue"
in 3 reviews
"concession stand"
in 4 reviews
"reserved seats"
in 2 reviews
"folding chairs"
in 2 reviews
"great concert"
in 2 reviews
"pre show"
in 2 reviews
"awesome venue"
in 2 reviews
"street parking"
in 2 reviews

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We paid for tickets 2 months prior to the show. When we arrived we were only able to get seats in the last row of the balcony. We could not see the stage at all. Additionally, the show was oversold and there were numerous people standing behind us looking over our shoulder. There was also a lot of conversation going on behind us which was very distracting. We were very disappointed and would not go to this theater again.

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed going to a concert at Variety Playhouse. The venue was small enough that it gave off a more personal vibe.We got there about 45 minutes before the doors opened and were towards the front of the line for a Philip Phillips concert.We could have easily been in the front section that stood, but we chose to go a bit farther back so we could sit! There is also standing room on both sides with seats in the middle. Also seats up in the balcony area. The sound was good and the price for a ticket was much more reasonable than at Verizon Amphitheater or Mercedes Stadium. Parking was only $7 and located right behind the venue. It was a good experience and we would be happy to see another concert there.

2  Thank Julestwo
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We absolutely love live music, but have no interest in watching on a big screen at a mega-venue for $300/seat. Variety Playhouse has been a favorite for years - even before they completed their spot-on, complete update and renovation of the space.
Best of all, they have REAL people working there, who can help you out of a rare problem situation. I showed up early for a show to purchase tickets for a future event to save the online 'convenience fees', but was inadvertently sold tickets to the wrong event and didn't realize it until the next morning. I contacted Lisa, explained the situation, and after confirming ticket numbers, etc. she put me on the guest list for the show I wanted and delivered killer seats - much better seats than were available at my time of purchase.
Thanks for your help Lisa; see you soon I hope!

Thank Carl S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Variety Playhouse is a great medium-sized venue with good seating and good acoustics. They also have a great drink selection and some basic food choices. If you arrive early there is parking available for a fee behind Variety.

1  Thank Michael F
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