Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

Tennessee Theatre

604 S. Gay Street | Knoxville, TN 37902
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 684-1200
Region: Downtown

With over 150 events each year, the fully restored historic Tennessee Theatre has something for everyone: Broadway shows, classic films, opera, concerts, dance and more!

After a $25.5 million restoration completed in January 2005, the theatre is a world class performing arts center and has welcomed over 1.7 million guests since its reopening. The Tennessee Theatre opened as an opulent movie palace in October 1928.

Designed by Chicago architects Graven & Mayger, the Theatre has a Spanish-Moorish style interior that incorporates elements from all parts of the world: Czechoslovakian crystals in the French-style chandeliers, Italian terrazzo flooring in the Grand Lobby, and Asian influences in the carpet and drapery patterns.

Come experience the unforgettable at the Official State Theatre of Tennessee!

  • Summer Movie Magic: Gone with the...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017

    Vivien Leigh plays the role of a petulant southern belle as Scarlett O’Hara on a Georgia plantation during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. The...

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  • Summer Movie Magic: 9 to 5

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Aug 6, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

    Dolly Patron, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin are three devious female secretaries determined to turn the tables on their tyrannical, sexist boss,...

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  • Mighty Musical Monday at the...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Aug 6, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

    Enjoy Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances by Dr. Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson and special guest, K-Town Sound. K-Town Sound is a chorus of women...

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  • Summer Movie Magic: Titanic

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

    James Cameron’s film, Titanic, is an epic romance-disaster starring Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack Dawson) and Kate Winslet (Rose DeWitt Bukater) as two...

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  • Umphrey’s McGee

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

    After 18-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing nine studio albums and selling more than 4.2 million tracks online,...

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  • Corey Smith

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

    The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it’s one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin’ Is Good. The...

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  • Summer Movie Magic: Ferris...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a 1986 comedy starring Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, a teenager hell bent on cutting classes once more before...

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  • Mighty Musical Monday at the...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

    Enjoy Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances by Dr. Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson and special guest, Dor L’ Dor. Dor L’ Dor is a multi-generational...

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  • Chris Blue

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

    Making music in the womb? Close to it! Chris Blue started singing in church at age 3, and he hasn’t stopped since. Prior to winning NBC’s The Voice,...

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  • Chris Blue

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

    Making music in the womb? Close to it! Chris Blue started singing in church at age 3, and he hasn’t stopped since. Prior to winning NBC’s The Voice,...

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  • Opening Night: Knoxville Postcards

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

    The KSO will open its 82nd season with a collection of various performers paying homage to our great city. This program celebrating Knoxville opens...

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  • Peppa Pig Live

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

    Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume...

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  • A Beatles Tribute: Sgt. Pepper’s &...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

    Beatles tribute group Classical Mystery Tour celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and other...

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  • Red, Hot & Bolero

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

    This Masterworks performance, conducted by Aram Demirjian, will be full of movement and flair featuring music from Marquez’ Danzon No. 2, Ades’...

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  • The Price is Right Live!

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

    The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include...

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  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

    The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and...

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  • Beethoven Violin Concerto

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    Join the KSO for a powerful concert of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s...

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  • Lewis Black: The Rant, White & Blue...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author....

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  • Brit Floyd - Immersion World Tour...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show,...

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  • St. Vincent Fear the Future Tour

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    Musician and songwriter Annie Clark - aka St. Vincent - is one of the most distinctive artistic voices and arrestingly original guitarists of her...

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  • Kinky Boots

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

    Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical...

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  • Moscow Ballet's Great Russian...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

    Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th North American Anniversary Tour in 2017, Moscow Ballet’s...

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  • Elf: The Broadway Musical

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Dec 30, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

    Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the...

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  • Bohemian Rhaposides: Dvorak, Smenta...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 19, 2018

    What does it mean to be “Bohemian?” This energetic concert is inspired by wandering artists new and old. The KSO will welcome the unique PROJECT Trio,...

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  • Valentine's Weekend: Russian...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 16, 2018

    The KSO Masterworks, conducted by Aram Demirjian, romances audiences in February with music from Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” suite. The Orchestra...

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  • Carmina Burana

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Mar 15, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018

    Music Director Aram Demirjian continues the mighty Masterworks season with Mahler’s Blumine, Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera, and Orff’s...

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  • Mozart Piano Concerto

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

    This springtime Masterworks brings music of Mazzioli, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. The first and third pieces of the...

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  • American Voices

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018

    The May Masterworks ends the season with an all-American program, conducted by Aram Demirjian, featuring Aaron Copland (Fanfare for the Common Man),...

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