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Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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KSO Pops - Beatles Tribute

The Tennessee Theatre is a fabulous place to attend a concert. If you haven’t been to this theatre... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Bert B
Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
Mary Queen Of Scots

Wow! what a beautiful Theater, everything was perfect and seats were comfortable💜 can’t wait to... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful venue” (21 reviews)
“wurlitzer organ” (14 reviews)
“broadway shows” (13 reviews)
604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The Tennessee Theatre is a fabulous place to attend a concert. If you haven’t been to this theatre, I highly recommend going. They even show movies periodically.

Thank Bert B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! what a beautiful Theater, everything was perfect and seats were comfortable💜 can’t wait to see another play.

Thank teresak961
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place for a easy walk and great outdoor views. A lot of programs for children just check schedule and for adults too.

Thank pdewerff
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The Historic Tennessee Theatre is the perfect venue for an intimate concert and Chris Blue really brought the energy to the place! One of the most beautiful restored theatres in the country !

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Originally built in 1928 and renovated in 2005, it's the best place in Knoxville to catch a live show. The acoustics are amazing and every seat is a great view. Seriously, there is not a bad seat in the house. Over the years I've been...More

Thank Ratchet_of_Knoxville
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been in many and I’m not sure I can name one that clearly more beautiful. Many similar to be sure. But the inside of the Tennessee is truly awe inspiring. Great for concerts, plays or even a movie. I watched Ben Her there when...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We watched a showing of 'Gone with the Wind' here recently. The theater is gorgeous, so classy & elegant. The concessions were affordable, nice restrooms, friendly staff, comfortable seating...A++

1  Thank JennaMose
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were visiting downtown Knoxville and were just walking down Gay St and were asked to attend a free Wurlitzer Organ concert so we went in and had a lovely one hour lunch visit and the gal who sang had a gorgeous voice. No fee,...More

1  Thank Nadine M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful theater. Not very good as a handicap accessible space. Seating was adequate and The concession was mediocre

2  Thank b w
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Tennessee Theatre several times over the years. This last venture there was to watch The Princess Bride, one of my all-time favorite movies. We sat on the balcony, and we had a great view. The image was clear, and the sound...More

1  Thank Chastidyi
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Questions & Answers
Gregory B
12 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
15 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