Historic Tennessee Theatre on Gay Street

Watch a live show this month at Knoxville's historic grand entertainment palace. Browse event calendar, visit gift shop, and learn about memberships below.

Tennessee Theatre

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Quick Summary of Tennessee Theatre

Tennessee Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Knoxville on South Gay Street. It is the Official State Theatre of Tennessee and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Tennessee Theatre is the region’s leading performing arts facility with advanced technology, staging, and lighting that draws top entertainment from around the world to the Knoxville area.

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About Tennessee Theatre

With it’s iconic sign anchoring Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee Theatre is a cornerstone of the arts and cultural community. Experience the unforgettable at the Official State Theatre of Tennessee, hosting over 150 events each year.

Broadway shows, live music, classic films, comedy, dance and more await you at Knoxville’s Grand Entertainment Palace. This gorgeously restored, state of the art historic theatre will elevate your performing arts experience.

Attend an event at Tennessee Theatre and experience the unforgettable!

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- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Business Hours

Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday -
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Event Calendar

Browse the 2019 Tennessee Theatre event calendar. Learn what concerts, comedy, community events, movies, and shows are schedule to this upcoming season.

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Visit Gift Shop

Do you want to remember your unforgettable experience at the Tennessee Theatre? Visit the gift shop and purchase Tennessee Theatre merchandise online.

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Become Member

Friends of the Tennessee Theatre is a membership community of theater-goers who enjoy live music, comedy, Broadway performance, classic film and more. Become a member today.

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5 hours ago

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CONTEST ALERT! The exciting new Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof is on the way to #knoxville December 27 -29! From now till December 18th, we're giving YOU a chance to enter to win FOUR FRONT ROW seats to opening night + a backstage tour for a special peek behind the curtain!

Click here to learn how to enter to win! → fal.cn/35t5O
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CONTEST ALERT! The exciting new Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof is on the way to #Knoxville December 27 -29! From now till December 18th, were giving YOU a chance to enter to win FOUR FRONT ROW seats to opening night + a backstage tour for a special peek behind the curtain!  Click here to learn how to enter to win! → https://fal.cn/35t5O

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8 hours ago

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Attending tonight's Knoxville Jazz Orchestra performance? To help you prepare, we want to make you aware that Downtown Knoxville's Christmas Parade is also happening on Friday night. Gay Street in front of the theater will be closed. Sidewalks will be open, but crowded. Traffic throughout downtown and parking will be affected greatly.

Please allow ample time to arrive at the theatre in advance of the start of the show. We cannot guarantee parking will be available near the theater. We recommend parking at the Dwight Kessel & First Tennessee Garages if possible.
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We're excited to introduce you to Matthew Fisher, our new Assistant House Organist. 🎼 💫🎹 If you haven’t met Matthew, he is a kind, bright, talented freshman at the University of Tennessee. He is a graduate of Anderson County High School and Roane State Community College. He currently studies Rhetorical English and Sacred Music with an emphasis in pipe organ with Dr. Edie Johnson at the University of Tennessee.
Matthew fell in love with theatre organ music in high school and has since taught himself to play with the guidance of our incredible House Organist Freddie Brabson.

Welcome to our mighty family, Matthew! #knoxrocks
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Were excited to introduce you to Matthew Fisher, our new Assistant House Organist. 🎼 💫🎹 If you haven’t met Matthew, he is a kind, bright, talented freshman at the University of Tennessee. He is a graduate of Anderson County High School and Roane State Community College. He currently studies Rhetorical English and Sacred Music with an emphasis in pipe organ with Dr. Edie Johnson at the University of Tennessee.
Matthew fell in love with theatre organ music in high school and has since taught himself to play with the guidance of our incredible House Organist Freddie Brabson.  Welcome to our mighty family, Matthew! #knoxrocks

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Way to go, Matthew!!

What an accomplishment!!! Congratulations Matthew!!!

Handsome and talented!!

Congratulations Matthew.

Congratulations, such a handsome, talented young man. Love, hugs and kisses. 😍

Congratulations Matthew!!

Congratulations Matthew

That's a good reason to be proud! Congratulations Matthew

Congratulations Matthew. I know your parents are so proud of you, as we are. Best of luck in all that you do. Mike and Ginny

Handsome young man.

Awesome! Congratulations 🎉🎊🍾🎈

So proud of this young man!

What wonderful accomplishments Matthew. All the best to you.

Congratulations, Matthew

Congratulations,Matthew. May your journey in music be profitable and enjoyable for the rest of your life.

That’s awesome! Congrats!!

Wow!! Congratulations, Matthew!!

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Congratulations Matthew! Looking forward to many years of your talent as it blossoms.

Congratulations to Matthew and to you!! Thanks for sharing Susan Fisher!!

Yay! Matthew!🎹🎼🎚🎵🎶

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Fabulous!!!

Very proud of you, Matthew Fisher!!!

Congratulations Matthew Fisher

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3 days ago

www.facebook.com/370014061082/posts/10157715335626083?d=n&sfns=moIt is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Matthew Fisher to the post of Assistant Organist at the Tennessee Theatre. Matthew played for a showing of JAWS this summer, gave a solo performance and joined The Ensemble Swing Time big band for yesterday’s Mighty Musical Monday Christmas Celebration, and will be plaing an overture for the screening of POLAR EXPRESS on Dec. 22.

Matthew is a (now) 19-year-old graduate of Anderson County High School and Roane State Community College. He currently studies Rhetorical English at UTK, as well as and Sacred Music with an emphasis in organ with Dr. Edie Johnson. Matthew enjoys sharing music with other young musicians and has been the accompanist for the Anderson County High School Choir, the First UMC of Oak Ridge’s Traveling Youth Choir, and the Norris Middle School Choir. Currently, he serves as the Music Director/Pianist at Mount Pleasant UMC in Andersonville, Tennessee. Matthew fell in love with theatre organ music in high school and has since taught himself to play with the guidance of Tennessee Theatre House Organist Freddie Brabson.
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This is fantastic!!!!

Congrats to Matthew Fisher!!

Congratulations to Matthew!

He was great on Monday's Holiday Show! Congratulations! And Happy Birthday to a fellow Saggitarian, Freddie Brabson! ;)

#BigGiveKnox is TODAY, and we are asking you to join us in our efforts to make this the most awesome day of giving our community has ever seen! Your donation of any amount to the #TNTheatre will help us continue to preserve and care for the Tennessee and open its doors so that all may enjoy its magic. Make a donation! → fal.cn/35pv8

Make sure to check out other great community organizations at BigGIveKnox.org

Thank you in advance for your support!
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#BigGiveKnox is TODAY, and we are asking you to join us in our efforts to make this the most awesome day of giving our community has ever seen! Your donation of any amount to the #TNTheatre will help us continue to preserve and care for the Tennessee and open its doors so that all may enjoy its magic. Make a donation! → https://fal.cn/35pv8  Make sure to check out other great community organizations at BigGIveKnox.org  Thank you in advance for your support!

Thank you for celebrating our final Mighty Musical Monday of 2019 with us! It was a wonderful celebration of the season and our vibrant community! 🎄✨

Knoxville, we will see you January 6th for our first Mighty Musical Monday of 2020!
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Thank you for celebrating our final Mighty Musical Monday of 2019 with us! It was a wonderful celebration of the season and our vibrant community! 🎄✨  Knoxville, we will see you January 6th for our first Mighty Musical Monday of 2020!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great show ... loved the swing ensemble!

Was a great show. Really enjoyed it.

The Christmas Celebration was amazing. The Ensemble Swing Time Band was great. What a great experience for the students from Cedar Bluff Middle School to perform with the Mighty Wurlitzer. Trisha Gene Brady is a gifted writer and vocalist. The reading by Robin Wilhoit was excellent. Thank you Tennessee Theatre and the sponsors for this great show.

Enjoyed it!! The kids did a great job!

On December 3, you will have 24 hours (one day!) to give where your heart is! To support our campaign, and many other non-profits in #knoxville, click here www.biggiveknox.org. #BigGiveKnox ... See MoreSee Less

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Tennessee Theatre

Beautiful, glamorous building in which my husband and I enjoyed a concert with the Knoxville symphony. The bar at the entrance did not allow for free cup if water, which is too bad. I was not about to pay the $3 for a bottle (which may not have been allowed in the theater, anyway). Good amount of ushers to help one get seated. Clean restrooms were a plus. The decor caught my eye in many places.
Been here for the first time. I was speechless. Great decor, beautiful architecture, amazing show. Been there for the Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Great show, loved it! We would definitely go back for another show.
This is a beautiful and iconic theatre. The venue hosts concerts, films, and live theatre performances. Stepping into the theatre is like walking into a bygone era with modern comforts, including a full bar.
Been going to the theatre for over 50 years! Loved it as a kid and still enjoying as an adult. The beauty of the place is wonderful and inspiring. Really enjoy the concerts and old movies. Great to see classic movies on the big screen again. Let's keep it going!!!
One of the most beautiful landmarks, in the Knoxville Tennessee area! 😍 The staff are very professional, friendly and helpful! The theater itself, is amazingly beautiful and it provides an up-close and personal place for any event!

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