Major galleries, museums, and performing arts groups.
January 08, 2009
Theatre and Performing Arts
The Arts Council of the Trussville Area Theatre is a nonprofit community theatre. 225 Parkway Drive, Suite 103, Trussville, 655-3902 or www.actatheater.com.
Alabama's premier professional dance company performs both classical and modern works. The Alabama Ballet School offers classes for children and adults. 2726 First Avenue South, 322-4300 or www.alabamaballet.org.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
This professional theatre company produces and performs classic and contemporary plays. One Festival Drive, Montgomery, 800-841-4273 or www.asf.net.
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
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This regional orchestra produces symphonic music and provides outreach and educational programs to the community. 3621 Sixth Avenue South, Birmingham, 251-7727 or www.alabamasymphony.org.
Alys Stephens Center
This performing arts center hosts local, national, and international performers in music, theatre, and dance. 1200 Tenth Avenue South, UAB Campus, 975-2787 or www.alysstephens.org.
An independent, nonprofit arts organization providing an accessible, compensatory venue for primarily community-based performing arts, including classical, contemporary, and experimental artists. Hosted primarily by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, 4300 Hampton Heights Drive. artburst.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birmingham Art Music Alliance
An autonomous nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting concerts of recently created art music by member composers and guest composers. Members include local composers, professional performers, students of new music, and community members interested in preserving and maintaining the long tradition of music as a living art form. Part of the Birmingham Music Cooperative. 1807 Third Avenue North, 322-6737 or www.bhammusiccoop.org
A dance company that focuses primarily on classical ballet and presents several performances a year. Also hosts the Birmingham Ballet Academy. 2198 Columbiana Road, Suite 100, 979-9492 or www.birminghamballet.com.
Birmingham Broadway Series
Brings touring Broadway productions to Birmingham. http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/Birmingham.
Birmingham Chamber Music Society
Presents several performances a year by national chamber music ensembles. Part of the Birmingham Music Cooperative. 1807 Third Avenue North, 322-6737 or www.bhammusiccoop.org.
Birmingham Children's Theatre
One of the nation's oldest and most respected children's theatres operating three separate performing spaces in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. 2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, 458-8181 or www.bct123.org.
Birmingham Festival Theatre
Founded in 1972, BFT is the oldest theatre in Birmingham producing contemporary and classic plays. Since its founding, BFT has produced approximately 200 plays attended by more than 100,000 people. 1901 1/2 11th Avenue South, 933-2383 or www.bftonline.org.
Birmingham Music Cooperative
Hosts national and international performers for its Classical and World Music series. 1807 Third Avenue North, 322-6737 or www.bhammusiccoop.org.
Birmingham-Southern College Theatre
College Theatre Box Office,Birmingham-Southern College, 226-4780 or www.bsc.edu/academics/arts/theatre.
This community theatre company presents such musicals as Chicago, Oliver!, and My Fair Lady. 251-1206 or www.centerstage-productions.org.
City Equity Theatre
A professional union theatre. 5350 Cornell Drive, Irondale, 251-1228 or www.cityequitytheatre.com.
The Library Theatre
Hosts performances in a variety of performing arts throughout the year.Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, 444-7888 or www.hoover.lib.al.us/theatre.
Presents fully staged operas starring local and national performers, accompanied by the Opera Birmingham Chorus and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Part of the Birmingham Music Cooperative. 1807 Third Avenue North, 322-6737 or www.bhammusiccoop.org.
This community theatre troupe presents plays by Shakespeare and some contemporary playwrights at Caldwell Park during the summer months. 590-0155 or www.bhamparkplayers.com.
Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra
Performs a repertoire of classical music and provides a musical outlet for professional and amateur players, conductors, and soloists in the community. 254-3774 or www.rmco.org.
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Formerly Summerfest Musical Theatre, the RMTC was founded in 1979. It is a professional, nonprofit musical theatre organization that produces Cabaret and Broadway-style musicals throughout the year. Performances are held at Cabaret Theatre, 301 19th Street North and Virginia Samford Theatre 1116 26th Street South, 324-2424 or www.redmountaintheatre.org.
Samford University Operaworks and Theatre
Stages operas performed by student and local talent. 800 Lakeshore Drive, 726-2853 or www.samford.edu/arts.
South City Theatre
Community theatre organization located in Alabaster. 621-2128 or www.southcitytheatre.com.
Alabama's only modern, professional dance troupe. 602-3599 or www.southerndanceworks.com.
Terrific New Theatre
This theatre company features local talent and presents contemporary, often edgy work. Dr. Pepper Building, 2821 Second Avenue South, 328-0868 or www.terrificnewtheatre.com.
Community theatre group associated with the Levite Jewish Community Center. 3960 Montclair Road, 879-0411 or www.bhamjcc.org.
UAB Department of Theatre
1200 10th Avenue South, 934-3236 or http://theatre.hum.uab.edu.
University of Montevallo Theatre Division
665-6200 or www.montevallo.edu/thea.
Virginia Samford Theatre
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Hosts performances in a variety of performing arts throughout the year. 1116 26th Street South, 251-1206 or www.virginiasamfordtheatre.org.
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Galleries and Museums
Alabama School of Fine Arts Vulcan Materials Gallery
Features exhibits by ASFA fine arts faculty and visiting artists. 1800 Eighth Avenue North, 252-9241.
Amanda Schedler Fine Art at Mary Evelyn
Features European drawings, watercolors, and prints from the Renaissance to the early 20th century and contemporary Southern art. 2815-A 18th Street South, Homewood. 591-9093 or www.fineartbirmingham.com.
Contemporary craft gallery specializing in fine pottery, blown glass, jewelry, and handmade furniture. 2707 Culver Road, Mountain Brook. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 871-9093 or www.amanogifts.com
A cooperative gallery of fine art and crafts housed in a former working dairy barn, featuring works by more than 50 local artists. 3365 Morgan Drive, Vestavia Hills. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Open until 8 p.m. on Friday. 979-8990 or www.artistsincorporated.com.
The Atchison Gallery
Features local, national, and international artists working with oils, acrylics, watercolors, and sculpture, as well as glass and wood pieces. 2847 Culver Road, Mountain Brook. Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon. 871-6233.
Bare Hands Gallery
Features Alabama artists working in contemporary styles in a wide variety of genres and media. 109 21st Street South. Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 324-2124 or www.barehandsgallery.org.
Bear Creek Glass
Glass-blowing studio and glass art gallery. 2717 2nd Avenue South, Suite B. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 324-9339 or www.bearcreekglass.com.
Birmingham Art Association Gallery
Hosts exhibits by BAA members as well as visiting artists. 1804 Third Avenue North, 324-9127 or www.birminghamartassociation.com.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Features galleries tracing the history of the civil rights movement, multimedia exhibitions depicting events that took place in Birmingham and other cities, and galleries featuring original art exhibits and traveling exhibitions. 520 16th Street North. Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 328-9696 or www.bcri.org.
Birmingham Museum of Art
Home of a nationally recognized collection of more than 21,000 works of art dating from ancient to modern times (collection strengths include European, American, Asian, African, pre-Columbian, and Native American art). 2000 Eighth Avenue North. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m. 254-2565 or www.artsbma.org.
Birmingham Public Library Gallery
Hosts art and historical exhibits.2100 Park Place. Wednesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Monday–Tuesday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, 2–6 p.m. 226-3600 or www.bplonline.org.
Birmingham-Southern College Durbin Gallery
Hosts exhibitions by faculty, students, and visiting artists. 900 Arkadelphia Road. Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. 226-4926 or www.bsc.edu/academics/art/durbin.htm.
Cobb Lane Gallery
Specializing in jewelry, pottery, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings. One Cobb Lane. Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 939-0450 or www.cobblanegallery.homestead.com.
Four Corners Custom Framing Gallery
Contemporary photography and art. Riverhills Center, 4700 Highway 280 East, Suite 8. Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 980-2600 or www.fourcornersgalleryonline.com.
Specializes in studio art glass. 600 Olde English Lane, Suite 128, English Village. Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 868-9320 or www.galleriealegria.com.
Established in 1960 to represent local and national contemporary artists. 2915 Linden Avenue, Homewood. Tuesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 879-7022 or www.littlehousegalleries.com.
Loretta Goodwin Gallery
Offers a large selection of traditional and contemporary fine art and custom framing. 605 28th Street South. Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 328-1761 or www.lorettagoodwingallery.net.
Lyda Rose Gallery
Custom framing as well as contemporary art in a variety of media by local and regional artists. 2817 Crescent Avenue, Homewood. Tuesday–Friday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 879-5932 or www.lydarose.com.
Maralyn Wilson Gallery
Features contemporary fine art and custom framing. 3908 Clairmont Avenue. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 591-1150.
Monty Stabler Galleries
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Established in 1987, the gallery represents more than 100 artists working in oils, acrylics, watercolors, etching, lithography, silkscreen, sculpture, and pottery. 1811 29th Avenue South, Homewood. 879-9888 or www.montystablergalleries.com.
Naked Art Gallery
Functional art gallery and artists' co-op featuring local and regional artists. 3815 Clairmont Avenue. Tuesday–Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 595-3553 or www.nakedartusa.com.
Red Dot Gallery
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Established in 2004, the gallery features the work of national artists and offers classes in painting, drawing, and pottery. 1001 Stuart Street, Homewood, 254-8800 or www.reddotgallery.com.
Space One Eleven
Nonprofit arts organization offers art classes to economically disadvantaged youth and hosts changing exhibits by local and national artists in its gallery. 2409 Second Avenue North. 328-0553 or www.SpaceOneEleven.org.
UAB Visual Arts Gallery
Primary art gallery of the University of Alabama at Birmingham hosts student exhibits as well as national and international contemporary art exhibits. 900 13th Street South. 934-0815 or www.uab.edu/art/gallery/vag. &