Byers Theatre

The main performance home of City Springs Theatre Company is the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre, located in the heart of the new City Springs development. City Springs Theatre, in affiliation with the city of Sandy Springs,  produces musical theatre productions, as well as arts education programs at the theatre.

City Springs Theatre Company offices and studios are located at 8601 Dunwoody Place, Suite 136, Sandy Springs, GA, 30350

ABOUT THE SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

When the City of Sandy Springs incorporated in 2005, the City lacked a center point and a traditional component of most cities – a town square. That challenge presented the community with the unique opportunity to craft its downtown from scratch, transforming a centrally-located strip mall with a huge asphalt parking lot into a 21st Century town square. Planning began in 2012, with a public-involved planning process to develop a master plan for the City’s downtown area. The community asked for the creation of a unique, vibrant, walkable City Center, which incorporates mixed-use development, introducing new dining, high-end residential living, and amenity retail and entertainment options.  The community also sought an appropriate setting for a performing arts facility. In determining the content desired related to the arts which would influence ultimate design, the community was again engaged in public visioning sessions, also including members of the arts community. The resulting design created a complex which features a main theatre designed to support a wide-range of programs and activities. Sizeable at 1,070 seats, the Byers Theatre also incorporates a sense of intimacy ideal for theatre productions. Versatility is the best adjective to describe the Studio Theatre which provides the right sized venue for smaller productions, in addition to its flexibility to meet the needs of corporate meetings and events. Located above the Studio Theatre is an open-air City View Terrace, offering compelling views of City Springs and beyond. This rentable space is equally fitting as an intimate performance space or reception. The Terrace is adjacent to the Conference Center which offers a variety of spaces for company meetings and special events. To learn more about the entire City Springs complex, visit www.CitySprings.com

ABOUT THE BYERS THEATRE

The centerpiece of the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center is this best-in-class performance venue. The 50,000 square-foot, Byers Theatre supports a wide range of programs and activities. The theatre features excellent sight lines, with seating for 1,070 on three levels including box seats. Superb acoustics, a full orchestra pit, and fly loft make the theatre an ideal venue for a variety of performance events. The theatre’s modern performance technology offers a robust lighting inventory and a cinema-quality 4K projector and screen. There is one balcony, a loge level, and a main orchestra level with removable seats in front to accommodate cabaret tables, dancing, or other special events. The room is designed to enable unused areas to be darkened, creating a sense of intimacy for smaller audiences.

Address: 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs 30328 (Google Maps)
Please note that this is a new street so if you haven’t updated your GPS recently, it may not be listed.
It is recognized by Google Maps and Waze.

Getting There By Car

City Springs is located on the west side of Roswell Road between Johnson Ferry Road (north), Mount Vernon Highway (south).

From I-285 eastbound – Take Exit 25 (Roswell Road) and turn left.
From I-285 westbound – Take Exit 25 (Roswell Road) and turn right.

Travel on Roswell Road for just under one mile and City Springs will be on your left. To access the parking garage, turn left on Mount Vernon Highway and take the first right on Galambos Way. The parking garage entrance will be on your right.

Public Transportation

From MARTA Sandy Springs railway station – Bus route 87 stops at City Springs.
From MARTA Dunwoody railway station – Bus routes 5 and 87 stop at City Springs.

Visit the MARTA website

Event Parking
Parking rates for special events are as follows (unless otherwise published):
Valet Parking – $15
Underground Parking Deck – $10
Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center (map) – open during high-volume events – a shuttle will be available – $5

Street Level Parking
There is free 2 hour parking in our surface street spaces, however, longer stays are not permitted and the 2 hour limit is enforced by our parking attendants.

Locating the Underground Parking Deck
From Roswell Road, turn west onto Mount Vernon Highway and take an immediate right on to Galambos Way. The east parking garage entrance/exit will be on your right. There is an alternative entrance/exit on the west side of the garage located under the southern Aston apartment building on Galambos Way.

Open Larger Image of Parking Garage Entrances

Assisted Listening

For those with hearing impairments, we offer two assisted listening systems to enhance your listening experience at events in the Byers and Studio Theatres.

Listen Audio Receiver
Running on our analogue wireless audio system, the Listen Audio Receiver is a good option for legacy hearing aids and anyone who doesn’t have a smart phone.

  • Works with your T-coil compatible hearing aid via a neck loop
  • Works with your headphones
  • No equipment, no problem! We can supply everything you need

Listen Everywhere App
Our digital wireless audio gives you the highest sound quality.

  • Use your own smart phone and headphones – no hearing aid required
  • Works with Bluetooth compatible hearing aids
  • Available for Apple and Android devices

View the Assisted Listening Systems brochure (PDF) to learn about how to get equipped and use our systems.

Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center Building Entrance Policy

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Illegal drugs
  • Outside food and beverage of any kind
  • Bottles, cans and/or coolers of any kind
  • Audio or recording equipment of any kind
  • Laser Pointers, aerosol cans and noise makers
  • Backpacks or any bag over 12″x6″x12″

SMOKING AREA

The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs is a Smoke Free Campus.

LOST AND FOUND

All found items are turned into the Security Office (770-206-2063.)

CAMERA POLICY

Restrictions on the use of still cameras vary by event.  The event promoter or artist dictates whether still cameras are allowed.  Please call in advance to get additional camera-policy information prior to a specific show at 770-206-2063.  Video and recording equipment of any kind are strictly prohibited.

SECURITY

All ticket-holders must pass through metal detectors to enter the performing arts center.

LATE SEATING

  • Late seating is not guaranteed.
  • Patrons who arrive late may not be able to sit in their assigned seats for the first act of the show.
  • Latecomers may be asked to wait in the lobby for an appropriate moment to be seated in alternative seats (based on availability).
  • Patrons may take their assigned seats at intermission (if applicable).

DISRUPTIONS

The House Manager reserves the right to ask any disruptive audience member to leave without a refund.

TICKETING

  • Regardless of age, all patrons must have a ticket, sit in a seat, and be able to sit quietly through the entire performance.
  • Please note that not all programming is appropriate for all ages (view SHOWS prior to purchasing).

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Children under the age of four (4) are not allowed inside the theatre for City Springs Theatre Company regular season performances.

CELL PHONES, TABLETS, AND WATCH ALARMS

As a courtesy to our actors and audience members, please turn off your cell phones, tablets and watch alarms (or set them to silent mode) before entering the theatre.

CAMERA, CAMERA PHONES, AND OTHER RECORDING DEVICES

  • Cameras, camera phones, and all other video/audio recording equipment of any kind are strictly prohibited in the theatre.
  • No photos or recordings may be taken during the performance.
  • Any photos or recordings will be confiscated by the House Manager and deleted/destroyed.

FOOD AND DRINK

  • Only concessions and beverages sold by the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center are allowed inside the theatre.
  • Outside food and drink are not permitted.

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