Frequently asked questions

Please check the list of our most frequently asked questions below, which should provide most of the answers you are looking for. If your question isn’t addressed, or if you need more information about our venue or the neighborhood, or if you just want to chat, feel free to reach out via email or phone.
What is Variety Playhouse all about?
The Variety Playhouse is a live music venue featuring artists from a wide range of genres. Our seating includes a mixture of theater-style seats, dancing and standing areas, and a lowered front pit in front of the stage. For certain shows, we may have additional tables and chairs set throughout the venue. We offer food, snacks, a full bar, and the best live music in the city.
Where is Variety Playhouse?
We are located in Little 5 Points. Use this link to help you get there!
Do you have seating?
The majority of our shows are general admission. There are permanent fixed seats on both levels of the venue, but for GA shows these are first-come first-serve - arrive early if you want to make sure to get a seat! If you have an injury or health issue that makes it hard to stand, please give us a call and we'll take care of you. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their favorite band, no matter what!
Do you allow weapons?
No weapons of any kind are permitted inside our facility (this includes any sort of pocket or utility knife), we ask you please leave them at home. All guest are screened through metal detectors prior to entry, and we have an Atlanta Police Officer on duty for all shows.
Do you host private events at your venue?
We sure do! Plan your next corporate gathering, happy hour or whatever else you've got up your sleeve at Variety Playhouse. Hit us up at and we’ll send you info on special event rentals!
Can I play here?
If you are interested in having your band perform at the Variety Playhouse, please send an email to
If I’m under 18, can I come to a show at VP?
Generally, all shows are All Ages unless otherwise stated. If you’re not sure about the age policy for a particular show, please contact the venue via phone or email.
What hotels are nearby?
High End: The Ritz, 4 Seasons, Westin Peachtree Plaza
Mid: Wyndham Midtown, Wyndham Downtown, Grenada Suites, Colony Square Hotel, Holiday Inn Decatur
Economy: Red Roof Inn (N. Druid Hills), Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn
Can I bring a backpack?
We do not allow full size backpacks, and all bags are subject to search.
If a show says sold out online, are there tickets held for the door?
No, we don't hold tickets for the door. Sold out is sold out.
How can I avoid online service fees?
Buy your tickets directly from us at the box office. It's open during all shows and Mon-Fri, 12-6pm. We cannot sell tickets over the phone.
What ticketing company do you use?
Our ticketing is powered by AXS.
What is your capacity?
1100 for general admission shows, which feature a mix of standing and fixed seating areas. For certain genres, we may add additional seating and tables in various layout, which lowers the overall capacity.
Do you allow smoking in the venue?
Smoking is not allowed inside, but we have an outdoor smoking patio.
Can I take pictures at the show?
The photo policy can change based on the event. If you’d like to inquire about a specific event’s policy, please call 404-524-7354 the afternoon of the show.
Can you scan my ticket off my phone if I wasn't able to print it off?
Yep! Just turn your brightness all the way up.
Where should I park?
There is a paid lot behind the venue that may fill up for busy shows. There is both paid and street parking around the venue, but it is first-come first-serve. Arrive early to make sure you’ll get a good spot, or take an Uber / Lyft / cab.