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Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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We traveled 3 hours to see "1964 The Beatles Tribute" here. It was well worth it...wow, not only... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Norma J
Atlanta, Georgia
Beautifully restored old theater, the crown jewel of downtown Knoxville

One of the most beautiful venues for music and theater that I have ever seen. Comfortable seating... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Timothy W
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Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace. The Tennessee Theatre 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 to the Knoxville area.
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604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We traveled 3 hours to see "1964 The Beatles Tribute" here. It was well worth it...wow, not only was this a very nice venue, the concert itself was out of this world....it took us back to more simple & fun times.....so happy the theater offered...More

Thank Norma J
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most beautiful venues for music and theater that I have ever seen. Comfortable seating with great acoustics. This is by far my favorite venue in the area. The theater always enhances the experience of whatever show that we are seeing. I love...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place makes you stand back and take it all in ! It was built in 1928 with the history to go with it. It was restored just a few years ago. this is a very nice theater to see a Concert, Play or anything...More

Thank doug c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have attended 3 separate shows and they were all wonderful. As far as architecture goes this is a beautiful building. The sound is spot on, service is excellent and they do offer refreshments. Parking can be bad depending on the time .

Thank tnguitarguy6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to see any live performance. Small comfy Beautiful. Great restoration on the facility. Sunday I think is still matinee day. It is or was a movie theater

Thank Leslee E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to more than a few events here. I call it the "mini-Fox" after the Fox Theater in Atlanta.. The acoustics and ambiance are second to none. Don't miss the Wurlitzer Organ play (a little corny, but cool) This is a Great Date Night idea,...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sound is amazing! I have been to around 50 concerts there over the years. Plays and comedy shows too. Not a bad seat in the house!

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous, a must see! The Mighty Wurlitzer is amazing. Movies are great, cheaper than movie theaters.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to countless concerts, shows & movies here. It is absolutely gorgeous & has great acoustics. It is the best medium sized venue in the area, free parking available evenings & weekends at the State St garage behind the theater, with concessions and alcohol...More

Thank RoadLessTraveled
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw "9 to %" with Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lilly Tomlin on 8/6/17. Was great and the organ prelude was an additional surprise. All events that I have been to at this theatre have been great. Never had a bad experience in the...More

Thank Jane M
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Gregory B
13 July 2016|
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Response from Jtapp828 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering. I believe they give tours, but best thing to do is contact the ticket office and ask.
Eric B
21 June 2016|
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Response from Puccini8 | Reviewed this property |
I hope you haven't had a problem with tickets, but if you have had a problem with the Knoxville symphony tickets, you might want to direct your question to them. The KSO Board of Directors needs to know if the public is not... More
16 July 2015|
Response from Tennessee T | Property representative |
We're sorry you felt the response you were given was stinky. Our website is the best place to see what shows are coming to the theater and to purchase tickets online so we always try to communicate that with our patrons... More