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Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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A must-see in Tennessee!

We watched a showing of 'Gone with the Wind' here recently. The theater is gorgeous, so classy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Riceville, Tennessee
via mobile
Tennessee Theater was Beautiful!

We were visiting downtown Knoxville and were just walking down Gay St and were asked to attend a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nadine M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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” (19 reviews)
“wurlitzer organ” (13 reviews)
“broadway shows” (12 reviews)
604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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++

Thank JennaMose
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nadine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank b w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Chastidyi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to shows and concerts and each time is a treat. The history and architecture are wonderful.

Thank JTY60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Chris Blue concert and were in the last row of the upper balcony...GREAT SEATS. I used to go see movies here in the 60's and it has been restored to its former glory. The Tennessee Theater is a present day...More

Thank Halsie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tennessee theater historic theater which has been renovated. It has a fantastic sound and is a great place to see concerts. I’ve seen several concerts at the Tennessee Theater and I don’t feel like there’s any bad seats in the auditorium. I have not...More

Thank sandytntn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited for classic movies (Hitchcock) and comedy shows. Both worked well in this setting. We loved the atmosphere and the feel of the Theatre. I highly recommend a trip to the Tennessee Theatre for anyone visiting downtown. The Tennessee Theatre hosts a variety of...More

Thank travelingcheap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing how they capture the original uniqueness of this place. They even use original materials or repair them to the original look. Conveniently located downtown Knoxville, park & walk around to enjoy downtown Knoxville.

Thank Linda-Flygirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in Knoxville which seems somewhat odd. When we stopped at the box office to inquire about a tour were told that "sometimes the organist will give them but he is not here and no one else is available to show you around"--except the three employees...More

1  Thank tencatdaddy
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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
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

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