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.

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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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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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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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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!!!
We came to see Singin in the Rain on the big screen! What a gorgeous place. I'm so glad I live so close to it. Can't wait to come back for a live show.
OK this is not only a historic and iconic place in Knoxville but has got to be the best venue for a concert. Seen Willie Nelson perform here with a close friend. Sadly was the last time I got to see this friend because he was killed by a drunk driver just 3 days later. All that aside, tvis is a beautiful theatre. During the concert I felt up close and personal with Willie and we were seated in the very back row. This is a must visit whether for concert or a play or whatever.
Loved the theater, loved the organist, a fun movie!! A great time was had by all!! What a magnificent building, inside and out! Classic!! Thank you for sharing this treasure ...
Tennessee theater is such a unique beautiful theater, I've never seen anything like it. It's a great venue. They have touring Broadway shows, music and movies.