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Bijou Theater

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Address: 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: +1 865-522-0832
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00

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Erick Baker

Online it says they open the doors at least 60 minutes prior to showtime and that was not accurate. I think we were allowed inside 45 minutes before the show was suppose to start... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
mommypennylane
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Berea, Kentucky
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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Online it says they open the doors at least 60 minutes prior to showtime and that was not accurate. I think we were allowed inside 45 minutes before the show was suppose to start. The place is beautiful but the seats are pretty small. Parking was $10 directly across the street. Since I went to the Bijou because of who... More 

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tennessee
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love performances here. The seats are comfortable and the acoustics are great. I love the architecture and décor. It is nice to see a concert here because of the intimate feel. The staff is excellent, everyone was so nice. We had to go through a security check line but it went fast and the people were friendly.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I am fortunate to have been to the Bijou many times over the years. Known as an "acoustically perfect" theatre, the Bijou was almost torn down not too many years ago. Thank goodness the good people of Knoxville mounted a campaign to save it. It is smaller than its sister right down the block, the Tennessee Theatre, but what it... More 

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Thank heyjudithz
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Bijou is a smaller venue for concerts, very intimate. A little less refined, (scruffier?), than the Tennessee Theater down the street. It has its own charms,

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1 Thank Don M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

They have wonderful performances here. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Seats are comfortable. Loved sitting in the balcony. Sound was excellent. Makes for a great evening out.

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1 Thank bfcantwell
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Been to this theatre several times and it is comfortable even though it's small and old. Easy to be personable with the artists, even the balcony and 20th row feel close to the stage. There is a bar to serve water, drinks, wine, and beers that are allowed in the theater area. Haven't eaten there, but there is a small... More 

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Thank tnbelle2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We saw my favorite guitar hero for two nights in May 2016. What an excellent venue. We've attended many concerts over the years. This hall has musical mojo and there's not a bad seat in the house that I can tell.

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Thank Donna S
Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

My husband and I went there last week to see a concert. It was a truly, historic theater with a lot of original touches. We had seating in the upper balcony and could still see everything. Music sounds great there. Our seats were "Section: BALRT, Row HH, Seats 20 and 21". NOTE: for anyone with a leg injury OR for... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I saw Lucinda Williams at this venue. The theater had an intimate feel- small but very well thought out. We had great seats and the seats were actually very comfortable! The staff were very friendly and polite as well My husband and I plan to return hopefully before too long to attend another concert here

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Limestone, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Attended a Lucinda Williams concert. The place is large enough to attract bigger acts and small enough to feel intimate. The acoustics are good to very good. The decor is elegant and reminiscent of a classic movie house - which is exactly what it is.

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