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The walk to the theatre is as beautiful as the interior. Great place to watch a show, play or a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Morristown, Tennessee
Tennessee Theater

Great historical theater in the heart of beautiful downtown Knoxville. We have seen many numerous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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...more
604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The walk to the theatre is as beautiful as the interior. Great place to watch a show, play or a concert because it's a small venue and there are no bad seats in the house!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historical theater in the heart of beautiful downtown Knoxville. We have seen many numerous productions concerts chorale performances and all DESERVED AN absolute "BRAVO"!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here for many programs, it’s our favorite place. The really nice thing is there is not a bad seat.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start by saying the theatre is absolutely beautiful !! The problem is the sound quality. I’ve been to several shows and you can’t hear a thing unless your seats are on rows 1-8 on the bottom level. It’s really sad that they can’t...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank eddieandlesanoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tennessee Theater has such a variety of events and experiences available at this venue. The building itself really is a destination in and of itself. It’s been beautifully restored and he is has one of the most beautiful interiors in Knoxville downtown. I would...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for business and knew that the Little River Band would be playing here during our visit. So bought tickets and enjoyed the show. The theater is really nice and we loved the atmosphere and the acoustics during the show. The drinks...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cajun1_Traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Knoxville we decided to attend the Monday noon free concert on August 5th and see this wonderful old theatre that has been restored and hear the famous Wurlitzer organ played by Freddie Brabson and hear the K-town Sounds - a ladies barbershop singing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DWS-Toronto
Reviewed August 11, 2019

1st time visit to the 90 year old theater. Classic old time theater was great place to see show. Would have given 5 stars but the drinks at the concessions were way over priced.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mark M
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

The theatre has been beautifully maintained, it is a show piece. My 16 year old daughter and I watched a fantastic production. The staff are helpful and friendly. We look forward to our next performance. There are so many different types of shows the fun...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bethh683
Reviewed July 5, 2019

This beautifully restored theater is a must see. I’ve seen many productions and concerts here. I think my favorite show was The Jersey Boys.

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 25, 2018|
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Response from Marshall M | Reviewed this property |
There is free public parking after 6 pm within a block of thr theatre, and there is free street parking within easy walking distance. There are several paid parking lots in easy walking distance, too.
Kathryn C
April 7, 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
Gregory B
July 12, 2016|
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Response from 268ranil | Reviewed this property |
Hi. That is a good question. I am not sure if the theater does tours when there is no event. Here is their phone number. You can call and ask. (865) 684-1200 Good luck! It is definitely worth walking around in as it is a... More