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Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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Gorgeous theater, poorly managed

The Tennessee Theatre is gorgeous, but that's not enough. A new management team is badly needed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Outstanding classic theater

We went to a showing of "The Princess Bride" while visiting Knoxville and were delighted to see the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pittsburgh, PA
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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 2 days ago

The Tennessee Theatre is gorgeous, but that's not enough. A new management team is badly needed. At a recent event, the executive director came on stage wearing old blue jeans, scuffed boots, and a nondescript sweater. What, they don't pay her enough to wear something...More

Thank WhenPigsFly57
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to a showing of "The Princess Bride" while visiting Knoxville and were delighted to see the beautifully restored Tennessee Theater. The restored organ that rises from the floor to the stage started the evening with some delightful music and quaint atmosphere. It's so...More

Thank papercut1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tennessee Theater is a beautiful place to take in a movie, concert, or other event. It has been completely renovated. I have fly recommend visiting whenever possible.

Thank Mary Lynn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tennessee theater holds so many wonderful memories for me. As a child, this is where I saw the best movies with my sweet grandmother and aunt. I still remember the magic of that beautiful place...and the magic is still there. Every time I go...More

Thank pcr1202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This theater is great. It is so pretty inside and the acoustics are awesome. The bathrooms are a little lacking, but it is old.

Thank j M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must-not-miss venue to visit if you're in Knoxville. Concerts, plays, musicals, opera, and even movies are wonderful here.

Thank linda r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tennessee Theatre is an amazing theatre that was completed in 1908. It offers Broadway shows, concerts, special events, bar and plenty of comfortable seating. The theatre is a tourist attraction for many and is located in downtown Knoxville, TN. There are many local and...More

Thank tellis78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent stage show. The Tennessee theatre always makes you feel as if you are a wealthy New Yorker attending a stage show.

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very few theatre of this caliber are in existence today. Each visit I'm amazed how beautiful the interior is decorated, A must see when visiting Knoxville Tn.

Thank billhO716QK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been attending concerts, symphonies and shows in this theater for over 8 years and we would highly recommend seeing a show here. We have been to theaters all over the world. This is an old beautifully renovated theater in downtown Knoxville. We are...More

Thank Jack - Val M
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fbcpraise .
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