6 Weeks, 6 Atlanta Performances Perfect For Romantic Date Nights

"Luzia" brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico.
Cirque Du Soleil’s “LUZIA” is at Atlantic Station through November 19. Photo by Matt Beard courtesy of Cirque Du Soleil.

Dinner and a show is one of the most classic date night combinations, and this fall Atlanta performing arts groups are ready to entertain couples out for a memorable night on the town.

Over the next six weeks Atlantans have opportunities to see a symphony, ballet, Broadway show, opera, musical and acrobatic show.

Choose one show, or be adventurous and follow our guide to see a different one each week.

Pair the performance with a delicious meal, and you have the perfect plans to celebrate an occasion, impress a first date, or fill an empty evening with someone you love.

Pick a day, find a date, and get your tickets today for these six romantic date night shows!

"Love Never Dies" is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
“Love Never Dies – The Phantom Returns” comes to the Fox Theatre at the end of November. Photo courtesy of Broadway in Atlanta.

Week 1: ‘La La Land’ – In Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

When: Oct. 25 and 26

Where: Atlanta Symphony Hall

Tickets: $39 to $89

Synopsis: Academy Award winning film “La La Land” will screen at Atlanta Symphony Hall, with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra playing the score along to the film. Winner of six Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, “La La Land” tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

If you miss this show, check Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s calendar for more fall options. 

Week 2: Atlanta Lyric Theatre: ‘The World Goes ‘Round

When: Oct. 20 through Nov. 5

Where: Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Tickets: $26 to $58

Synopsis: Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, “The World Goes ‘Round” is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies and coffee. From “Cabaret” to “Chicago,” the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York.”

"The Flying Dutchman" is at Cobb Energy Centre for Performing Arts.
The Atlanta Opera presents “The Flying Dutchman” Nov. 4 through 12. Image courtesy of The Atlanta Opera.

Week 3: The Atlanta Opera: ‘The Flying Dutchman

When: Nov. 4 through 12

Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: $35 to $131

Synopsis: The Dutchman is doomed to wander the seas until he can find a faithful wife. A sailor’s daughter is doomed to an arranged marriage, but can’t shake her obsession with The Dutchman. Can true love change the course of their fates?

Specials: Opera’s Night Out: On Friday, Nov. 10 young professionals under age 40 can enjoy a pre-show cocktail hour and ticket to the show for $40.

Week 4: Cirque du Soleil: ‘LUZIA

When: Through Nov. 19

Where: Atlantic Station

Tickets: $35 to $265

Synopsis: LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry.

Moscow Ballet presents The Great Russian Nutcracker.
Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” is at the Ferst Center for two shows on Nov. 26. Photo courtesy of Moscow Ballet.

Week 5: Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker

When: Nov. 26

Where: Ferst Center for the Arts

Tickets: $30.76 to $190.84

Synopsis: Marking its 25th anniversary tour, Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life puppets, nesting dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life.

Week 6: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies – The Phantom Returns

When: Nov. 28 through Dec. 3

Where: Fox Theatre

Tickets: $43.50 to $143.50

Synopsis: The ultimate love story continues in “Love Never Dies,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera.” The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives among the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island.


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