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!

  • Wild Kratts Live!

    • Tennessee Theatre

    Wild Kratts joins the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and...

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  • Dan + Shay

    • Tennessee Theatre

    The music blaring from the second-floor stereo speakers was so loud it rattled the third-floor windows, setting off a late-night alarm. It’s happened...

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  • Hollywood's Night Out Featuring A...

    • Tennessee Theatre

    Enjoy a Night Out and Watch Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Take Home Gold! Guests will experience the red carpet, can participate in a green screen photo...

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  • Rent

    • Tennessee Theatre

    In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades...

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  • Earth, Wind and Fire

    • Tennessee Theatre

    Earth, Wind & Fire, America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time was born in Chicago in 1969. With a signature sound beyond categories...

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  • Jason Isbell

    • Tennessee Theatre

    SOLD OUT! Every once in a while, and not that often, a popular musician comes along whose work is both profoundly personal and evocative of the larger...

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  • Jason Isbell

    • Tennessee Theatre

    Every once in a while, and not that often, a popular musician comes along whose work is both profoundly personal and evocative of the larger moment,...

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  • Riverdance – The 20th...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions,...

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  • Riverdance 'The 20 Anniversary...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE ’ The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the...

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  • Stars on Stage Gala

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    On Friday, May 5, we will welcome multiple Grammy nominee Martina McBride to the Tennessee stage for a gala fundraiser, an event that helps us raise...

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  • Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds:...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    With one of the most in demand concert outings of the year, music legend Brian Wilson is extending the final performance run of his Pet Sounds 50th...

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  • Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those...

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  • Dirty Dancing

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    DIRTY DANCING ’ THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is the record-breaking live sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and...

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  • Women's Basketball Hall of Fame...

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2017 Inductions

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  • Gladys Knight

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable...

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  • Mamma Mia!

    • Tennessee Theatre
    • May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

    Benny Andersson and BjÃrn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, plays the Tennessee Theatre in July 2017 as a part of...

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