Located on Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, the historic Tennessee Theatre stands as the official state theater and plays host to a variety of performances year round. The theater has seen stops by Broadway shows such as RENT, Phantom of the Opera and Jersey Boys and is also used as a concert venue and performance hall for a variety of acts, including nationally touring artists and small, local groups. The theater has been a Knoxville landmark since its opening in 1928. Additionally, the Tennessee Theatre is host to Might Musical Mondays, when music enthusiasts can hear the fully restored Wurlitzer 17-rank pipe organ. Get your Tennessee Theatre tickets at StubHub.
What is the Tennessee Theatre's seating capacity?
The theater can seat approximately 1,600 people across three sections: pit, orchestra and balcony.
How is the parking?
There is plenty of public parking available around downtown Knoxville. Depending on the day and time of your show, you may be able to park for free in one of the city-owned garages.
Can I access the Tennessee Theatre with public transit?
Yes. Knoxville's free Green Line trolley stops near the theater and has many stops near the parking lots and garages around the city. KAT, Knoxville's city-wide bus service, also runs several lines through downtown Knoxville.
What are the food and drink options at the Tennessee Theatre?
The theater offers standard concession fare: popcorn, sodas, wine, beer and mixed drinks. Food and drink is permitted into all shows with the exception of symphony performances or at the request of the performing artist. See an usher for details.
Is the theater handicap accessible?
Yes. The Tennessee Theatre is handicap accessible and offers wheelchair seating in both the orchestra and balcony sections. The orchestra section also features transferable seating, allowing patrons to transfer from a wheelchair into a theater seat. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible, and there is elevator access to the balcony level. Accommodations can be made for visually and hearing impaired guests with advance notice.
What other live entertainment options are available nearby?
Knoxville is a city rich for culuture; there's something for everyone. Visit Ijams Nature Center, an urban wilderness oasis located near downtown, see Zoo Knoxville and the Muse, stop by the Sunsphere or peruse the McClung Museum on UT's campus.Back to Top
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