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Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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Amazing Historic Theater

I have been to several shows and the entire experience is amazing. The history and grandeur of the... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Marty A
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Beatles Album

Just magnificent place to visit and see a show or movie. People are so helpful. Enjoyed the show... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
pbggator
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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  • Average2%
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604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have been to several shows and the entire experience is amazing. The history and grandeur of the space is worth the trip and yet the modernity of the facilities are hard to beat.

Thank Marty A
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Just magnificent place to visit and see a show or movie. People are so helpful. Enjoyed the show. Look forward to returning.

Thank pbggator
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I've had the privilege of attending 2 shows at this venue and it's absolutely gorgeous. Definitely check it out if you get the opportunity.

Thank Heather J
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Not a bad seat in the house. Beautifully restored. One of my favorite places all time to see a concert.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I attend events there regularly and are always amazed at how beautiful it is. It is well maintained. The ushers at the Knoxville Symphony are especially courteous and professional.

Thank Marshall M
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This is the most intimate venue I’ve been to. There’s not a bad seat in the house, the acoustics are amazing, and it’s just down right beautiful. This is a must if they are showing something you’re interested in.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We went to the free showing of It's a Wonderful Life in December at the Tennessee Theatre. The inside is GORGEOUS! The sound quality was fine considering we didn't have the best seats in the house (next time we will get there extra early). We...More

Thank Hilary W
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Not a bad seat in this house!!! Beautiful venue and good drinks. This is a historical hall on gay street in knoxville

Thank william b
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Saw The Broadway Show Rent here and it was GREAT. There are no bad seats and the sound is absolutely amazing. I get a feeling of stepping back in time when I am here and it is always a wonderful experience .

Thank Melissa L
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Tennessee Theatre is stunning throughout. Make sure you really wander as much as you can to see the balcony, the downstairs bar and bathrooms, etc. Pretty much any seat here is "good" even if you don't purchase one of the "great" seats.

Thank Tara D
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kyval_67
25 April 2018|
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Response from Melissa L | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage behind the Theater and also street parking is free after 6pm. It gets full fast so maywant to arrivw early and grab some dinner or drinks before the event.
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Kathryn C
8 April 2018|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
As folks mentioned, several hotels close to the theatre--and the Knoxville Trolley system is free--although doesn't operate late--but a trolley to the event and an uber home might be helpful. Google Knoxville free trolley... More
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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.
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