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Franklin Theatre

419 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064-2719
+1 615-538-2076
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Great space for concerts

Came down from Louisville to see Bruce Cockburn in concert - a full house, but it didn't *feel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom-Alma
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Louisville, Kentucky
Charming, intimate venue with a history!

We sat in the balcony to see a concert and could see and hear very well. The seats are wide and... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Sparklytutu
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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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The Franklin Theatre opened in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street. The downtown historic landmark closed in 2007 but reopened as a 300 seat venue in 2011 with an investment of more than $8.5 million to again entertain, enrich, inspire and connect our community. It still features classic and recent release movies, community and private events - but most exciting are the live concerts by diverse original talents such as Sheryl Crow, Art Garfunkel, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Vince Gill, Keb Mo and many more. From blues to bluegrass, country to classical, rock to roots...you'll find an amazing roster of shows in one of the best listening rooms anywhere!
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
419 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064-2719
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+1 615-538-2076
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came down from Louisville to see Bruce Cockburn in concert - a full house, but it didn't *feel* crowded at all. A special venue with great acoustics.

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience Bruce Cockburn shared with us all...so happy you made a special trip to be part of it! Hope you'll get to be with us again soon!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We sat in the balcony to see a concert and could see and hear very well. The seats are wide and comfortable. The balcony has its own bathrooms, bar, and bar seating. This theater has been renovated and has maintained historic appeal. The theater sits...More

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thanks so much for the kind review and we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us! Our balcony is one of our favorite places to enjoy a performance or movie and we never tire of the wonderful food in the area and great shopping, too....More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My SIL and I live in Texas and enjoy visiting TN every couple of years. This was our second time to see Hal Ketchum here, as he is one of our favorites. This is a great venue - so glad this place (first opened in...More

Thank Cindy B
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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks so much for the kind review and we love that you made a return trip to see the great talents of Hal Ketchum. We love our Texas friends!

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We didn't know what to expect of Franklin, TN or the Franklin Theatre when we rolled into Franklin. We were pleasantly surprised. Great shops and restaurants and free parking in town. Such a great change of pace from Nashville. We felt very safe and just...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Franklin Theatre was the perfect venue for "Murder on the Orient Express"! Check out the current and old movies, live concerts (really sorry that I missed George Winston) and special events. On a cold New Year's Day, there was much confusion in the lobby...More

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks for the kind review and apologies for the confusion about lines in the lobby on New Year's Day. The temperatures were so cold outside, we decided to let patrons in to purchase tickets rather than creating a line outside on this unusually frigid day....More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Went to see a showing of Irving Berlin's classic movie White Christmas with B Crosby, D Kaye etc. Had a great time and was a really fun experience!

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thanks for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed "White Christmas" at the Franklin Theatre. These classics at the holidays are a wonderful tradition we're happy to host and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We were invited to experience a Michael W. Smith Concert near Christmas and were thrilled with the experience. Beacon Capitol Management sponsored the event and they did a wonderful job. The theatre is very nice and the concert was amazing. We had excellent seats. Also...More

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Your kind review means the world to us and we're so glad you enjoyed Beacon Capitol's event featuring Michael W. Smith. Hope we'll get to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Main Street Franklin is a step back in time. The shops are more upscale but the town has the feel of a Norman Rockwell painting and right in the middle of town is the family friendly Theatre. Great place for intimate performances or to see...More

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thanks so much for your review and we're delighted you've enjoyed an experience at the Franklin Theatre...and especially that you mention how special Main Street in Franklin is. Hope you'll visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Wonderful music and stories from Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, sons of Ricky and grandsons of Ozzie and Harriett, who practically raised my sister and I. We grew up on this family and their wonderful chemistry and great music. It was great to see an old...More

Thank Sharon C
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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thanks so much for the kind review and we're delighed you enjoyed the show! Hope you'll get to visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

My wife and I (and other family members) have been here several times for concerts and we always enjoy the facility and the music. Staff members are extremely friendly, too. And the theatre is beautiful and intimate.

Thank Alan M
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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Your review means so to us and we'll make sure our great staff receives the kind words shared. Please come and visit again soon!

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20 September 2017|
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Response from Max-TN | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty small but I always try to get closer to the stage. K sounds like the perfect option to me!
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Linda H
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Response from michaeleds | Reviewed this property |
Looking at their calendar Lee Roy Parnell, Christopher Cross, Gary Morris, Black Lillies and Second City, the comedy is appearing as well, they also show movies and host special events. A lot of fun and with a great sound... More
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Response from D H | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the question and hotels around Franklin can be 2+ miles away depending on which you choose. There are a variety near I-65 and in the Cool Springs area. Cabs can be pre-arranged by calling and making... More
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