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Bijou Theater

803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN
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Ranked #6 of 41 attractions in Knoxville
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I saw a comedy show as well as a concert here. Both experiences were great. Very helpful staff. It's a small venue so there is not a bad seat in the house.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

We attended a show March 31st featuring Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. We were very impressed with this historic and renovated theater. The acoustics were outstanding! This is a small venue theater (about 700 seats), but there is not a bad seat in the house. Our seats were in the balcony, but we still felt close to the stage. Can't... More

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knoxvegas rn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great atmosphere and affordable concert venue. If you are over 5'10" be ready to squirm and hit your knees on the seat backs. People were shorter when this place was built.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is a great old place for concerts. The acoustics are great for any music and there isn't a bad seat in the house.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

a great little place to hear music acoustics are awesome prices not so high as others places. last saw Emmy Lou Harris there it was made for her voice... your eyes will wonder over the room take it in...then sit back and listen

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Seat about 750 for a sellout show. Great venue. Great acoustics, geared for the up and coming artists coming through. Most acts are reasonable in price. If you come to Knoxville and there is a show you would like to see playing there you must go, you won't be disappointed.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great small venue. Artists have always given the acoutics an A+. Had a memorable date with my husband to a Harry Chapin Concert in 1981. Great memories.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Like the Tennessee theatre, a great example of an old opulent theatre with boxes and great acoustics. They have popular musicians and other acts and it is a great intimate atmosphere to enjoy the performance.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The Bijou is one of the many historic buildings located along Knoxville's legendary Gay Street. The Bijou is a movie theater that has been converted to a concert venue. I was thoroughly impressed with the beautiful interior decor that hearkens back to a long-ago era of movie theaters. More impressive were the incredible acoustics in the facility. I normally wear... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This venue is charming and quaint. Not a lot of seating, which makes shows here very intimate. Drinks prices were reasonable as well. ($10 for a Miller Lite and Bacardi and Coke). Really enjoyed it!

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