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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Experience the Unforgettable at Tennessee Theatre

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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10 hours ago

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THEY'RE HERE! Miss Saigon US opens tomorrow night at the Tennessee Theatre! Catch them in #knoxville till Sunday! Join us for one of our six performances! #knoxrocs ... See MoreSee Less

THEYRE HERE! Miss Saigon US opens tomorrow night at the Tennessee Theatre! Catch them in #Knoxville till Sunday! Join us for one of our six performances! #knoxrocs

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I CAN NOT WAIT! I am super excited to see this show!!!


Jane Casey Jennifer

Can’t wait going on Sunday

Can’t wait! Welcome ya’all to Knoxville!!!

Fatima Zohra Taousser

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16 hours ago

Any rush or lottery tickets for Miss Saigon? ... See MoreSee Less

Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs! 🦈 Baby Shark Live! is a state of the art enchanting kids spectacular coming to #knoxville on March 4! Details below! #knoxrocks ... See MoreSee Less

Broadway fans! 🎭Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misrables, at the from January 29-February 2! Great seats are available now! fal.cn/36dyf ... See MoreSee Less

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Can’t wait and relieve the magic of Miss Saigon! Shouldn’t be missed! 2 more days ...

Cant wait....sunday!

Looking forward to it!

Can’t wait

Cant wait for the Sat night show!

Can't wait!

12 trucks of stuff

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Hey #Knoxville! There’s been a noticeable rise in ticketing scams through Facebook and FB event pages the past couple of months. We are staying vigilant, but remember it is always best to purchase tickets from our official Ticketmaster page or directly from our Tennessee Theatre box office. If you purchase tickets elsewhere, we won’t be able to vouch for the authenticity of the tickets, so be careful and cauteous out there! Our official Ticketmaster page: fal.cn/36dmO ... See MoreSee Less

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It's amazing the number of scammers on FB event pages. I've never got got but I've gone through probably 10 obvious scams in a row before I gave up.

3 days ago

Have 2 tickets to see Frankie Vallie @ the 4 seasons 60 for both tickets in the Orchestra section great seats she's sick can't go ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

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Tonight's SOLD OUT show with Franki Valli & the Four Seasons is going to be such a treat! Who's ready?! Doors open 7pm | Show starts at 8pm

#knoxrocks #knoxville #tntheatre | 📸: @elijohnsonphotography
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Tonights SOLD OUT show with Franki Valli & the Four Seasons is going to be such a treat! Whos ready?! Doors open 7pm | Show starts at 8pm  #knoxrocks #knoxville #tntheatre | 📸: @elijohnsonphotography

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It was an absolutely delightful evening!

SO looking forward to this!!! 😻

Finally ! Can’t wait! Such great music! ♥️

Frankie Valli was amazing tonight and he’s almost 86! What a show he puts on! Still sings like he’s a kid!

Such a great show!

It was a great show ! ❤

Loved the show!

Can't wait😉😉😉

What a wonderful show...thank you for having him!!

It was AMAZING!!!!

We saw him last night and it was a fun show!!

Wonderful show!

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So wonderfully restored. Beautiful and historic. I love to support our local cultural events in hopes of attracting more things to the scruffy city. The downtown Gay Street area is certainly a much cleaner, prettier, and safer area than it was 20 years ago. Way to go Knoxville!
Great time with great friends. Beautiful place and there's not a bad seat in the house. Frankie Valli concert was very enjoyable, he still has the voice. Theatre has been able to have a lot of big names come here. Thanks, Tennessee Theatre for all the years of entertainment.
JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! Going to an event at the Tennessee theater was absolutely stunning. As I was going up the staircase, walking the halls, looking at the chandeliers or taking pictures in front of those articulated walls, I was trying to imagine myself back in time of 1923 when it was 1st opened, of how those people could have felt with something so beautifully made in little old Knoxville Tennessee. It's nice to have an historic landmark in our city.
The sense of history in this building is almost overwhelming! 91 years of entertaining and artistic talent permeates every inch of the architecturally astounding structure. Just sitting and taking in the level of craftsmanship and beauty had me awestruck!
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.

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