SCAD to buy 14th Street Playhouse for $1.9 million

5:33 PM, Jan 2, 2014   |    comments
The 14th Street Playhouse is located at the corner of 14th and Juiper Streets and includes three different theaters.
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ATLANTA -- The Woodruff Arts Center will sell the 14th Street Playhouse to the Savannah College of Art and Design for $1.9 million. 

SCAD plans to use the facility at the corner of 14th and Juniper Streets in their film and television degree programs. 

The 14th Street Playhouse was gifted to the Woodruff Arts Center in 1991 when the owners faced financial issues. The three stages have been used by various groups in recent years, but according to a statement from the Woodruff Arts Center, the use hasn't been consistent. 

"It's good stewardship of a community asset and the right thing to do for the arts," Virginia Hepner, President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center said in the statement.

The Woodruff Arts Center will give The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta $1 million from the sale. They'll create a new fund serving organizations with a focus on theater and dance companies. The fund will roll out in 2014 and provide grants to nonprofit performing arts organizations to help offset the costs of renting performance space. 

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