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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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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Tennessee Theatre

Love watching anything I can here when in town. The theater sits comfortably and the acoustics are spectacular. My favorite show last year was Finding Neverland, which lived up to its audience choice award of best musical 🎉😁
One of the most beautiful movie palaces you will ever walk in to, with fantastic acustics. Everyone needs to visit the Tennessee at some point, you will not be disappointed.
We saw Jo Koy perform standup comedy, and it was hilarious! Also the Tennessee Theatre is beautiful!! 😍😍
Pretty building on Gay Street. Sad that I didn't get to go inside.
You feel like you are at a formal event. Wonderful ushers and a wet bar. Romeo and Juliet was beautiful.

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