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Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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I rated average b/c we could not get into the place to see the top ranked attraction....

in Knoxville which seems somewhat odd. When we stopped at the box office to inquire about a tour... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Athens, Georgia
For Top Attraction in Knoxville was bit disappointed

After having read many of the reviews of this attraction and being a recent visitor to Knoxville... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful venue” (20 reviews)
“wurlitzer organ” (13 reviews)
“broadway shows” (13 reviews)
604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

in Knoxville which seems somewhat odd. When we stopped at the box office to inquire about a tour were told that "sometimes the organist will give them but he is not here and no one else is available to show you around"--except the three employees...More

2  Thank tencatdaddy
Reviewed 16 September 2017

After having read many of the reviews of this attraction and being a recent visitor to Knoxville and the USA I was surprised and a bit disappointed that the top rated "thing to do in Knoxville" was closed and didn't have anything on the whole...More

2  Thank mummied
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I took my wife here on her birthday to see the movie Titanic during their Summer Movie Magic event. I don't think I've ever seen a movie on a larger screen. We also saw Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella back in December. We really love this...More

1  Thank mws0717
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Lots of wonderful shows, movies, and concerts here. I especially love the summer movie series - great classics shown in a wonderful setting. They also sell refreshments (including wine), which is a really nice touch.

Thank LindaKnox17
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I recently attended a Chris Blue concert at The Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. The evening was an experience hightened by the sights, sounds, and décor of this beautiful room.

Thank jayhooper
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Growing up in Knoxville, I liked the Tennessee Theater but didn't really understand why my parents thought it was soooooo beautiful. A couple of years ago I attended a Broadway show at the Amsterdam Theatre in New York and was struck by the impression that...More

Thank llshore
Reviewed 6 September 2017

On the first Monday of each month, there is an approximate one hour program of music, singing, and entertainment. It is from12:00 noon to about 1:00 pm. Various musicians, singers, and bands perform. The programs differ each month. Cameras are permitted. The programs are perfect...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wonderfully restored theater that has off broadway shows, comedians and musical events. Seats are very comfortable.

Thank karemed
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We traveled 3 hours to see "1964 The Beatles Tribute" here. It was well worth it...wow, not only was this a very nice venue, the concert itself was out of this world....it took us back to more simple & fun times.....so happy the theater offered...More

Thank Norma J
Reviewed 14 August 2017

One of the most beautiful venues for music and theater that I have ever seen. Comfortable seating with great acoustics. This is by far my favorite venue in the area. The theater always enhances the experience of whatever show that we are seeing. I love...More

Thank Timothy W
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Questions & Answers
Gregory B
12 July 2016|
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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.
Eric B
20 June 2016|
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Response from Puccini8 | Reviewed this property |
I hope you haven't had a problem with tickets, but if you have had a problem with the Knoxville symphony tickets, you might want to direct your question to them. The KSO Board of Directors needs to know if the public is not... More
15 July 2015|
Response from Tennessee T | Property representative |
We're sorry you felt the response you were given was stinky. Our website is the best place to see what shows are coming to the theater and to purchase tickets online so we always try to communicate that with our patrons... More