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Tennessee Performing Arts Center

505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243 (Downtown Nashville)
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Ranked #13 of 117 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Description: Features concerts by touring national bands, local classical music series and Broadway plays.
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Grass Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Since this was our first visit to Nashville I was totally unfamiliar with Nashville and was surprised to discover how much fun the whole town is. As an aside a highlight was The Ryman Auditorium. We were able to get the back stage tour and we’re going back! However, another unexpected Nashville sensation was its local shuttle service, “Nashville Moves”.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been here a couple of times and it's really nice. I've visited two of the theatres at TPAC. One was for a Broadway-style show and the other was a comedienne. Both theatres were good and allowed for great viewing and sound. It can be a bit confusing inside if you don't know where you are going. It can... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The TPAC does a ticket lottery 2 hours prior to every performance. To enter the lottery you have to arrive 2.5 hours prior to fill out a lottery ticket and after the 30 minutes they will draw for 20 tickets. You can either get 1 or 2 tickets. The cost $25/ticket; cash only; great seats in the first few rows... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Attended a performance of Wicked here in March 2014. Our seats were in the gallery which doesn't look too high on the seating chart but it really is very high up. Not for vertigo sufferers! The staff were friendly and they had made the effort to concoct themed cocktails relating to the show!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

TPAC is a great place for a show! The lobby has several snack/drink bars to get you back to your seat in time for the second act.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I .an email reminding me of event. Great directions were given. I enjoyed almost as much as NYC. The tpac website lets you check how well you can see from your seat. The seating was comfy and the area was so clean. All staff were very helpful .

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A suburb of Detroit
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went to Nashville specifically to see this play, and we were not disappointed. The theater is not ornate, but it is clean and seems well kept. The seats offered a decent amount of legroom, which I always appreciate. We were towards the back of the main floor, right in the center of the house and felt our view was... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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120 reviews 120 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Came to see wicked. Had comfortable seats near the front center section. Only felt cramped when someone had to walk in front to get to their seat. Good acoustics and lighting. Lobby felt disproportionately small for the size theater. Only one major complaint. They let people come to their seats after the show started. Not good.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We saw "Wicked" here and enjoyed the show tremendously. The docents are very helpful & friendly. Although our seats were prime, there probably is not a bad seat in the house. Snacks, sodas, beer & cocktails can be purchased at several main areas; drinks can be brought into the theater. TPAC does have a valet service, but we did not... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and had a lovely evening at TPAC on April 4. We saw Wicked, which was outstanding! We sat in the left loge, row H. We liked that row because we did not have to go up or down a lot of steps, and we were close to restroom. If you go upstairs before the show, be sure to... More

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