The Essential Theatre

Founded 1987
Contact Name Peter Hardy
Admin Phone 404-212-0815
Ticket Phone 404-212-0815
Mailing Address 1414 Foxhall Lane #10
Atlanta, GA, 30316


The Essential Theatre is a non‐profit 501(c)3 professional, non‐Equity theatre company dedicated to giving Atlanta audiences the opportunity to enjoy exciting new plays. Part of the unique mission of the organization is to discover, promote and produce plays written by Georgia playwrights through an annual playwriting competition. For more than a decade, the Essential Theatre has been producing an annual three‐play festival featuring all World Premieres and Regional Premieres, including several productions that were named by local papers in their \"Best of the Year\" lists. Along with the playwriting competition, the Essential Theatre encourages and develops the work of Georgia playwrights through workshops and staged readings.