The Tennessee Theatre is a movie palace in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The theater was built in 1928 in the 1908 Burwell Building, considered Knoxville's first skyscraper. The theater and Burwell Building were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, and the theater was extensively restored in the early 2000s. The Tennessee Theatre currently focuses on hosting performing arts events and classic films, and is home to the Knoxville Opera and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. The theater is managed by AC Entertainment.Arrange your visit to Tennessee Theatre and discover more family-friendly attractions in Knoxville using our Knoxville itinerary planner.
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A friend of mine joined me for the Tommy Emmanuel concert that was held in March 2020. It was my first time at the Tennessee theater having heard so much about it from my friends who grew up in the... more »
We go to numerous concerts and shows at The Tennessee Theatre throughout the year. One of my favorite venues of all time! BEAUTIFUL with great sound and a wonderful, intimate atmosphere. You... more »
Wow! So amazed by the beauty of this place! From the minute you walk in the theatre you will be transformed into a royal magical experience. But the best part is when you look up at the ceiling..that is what will have your attention..if you are not careful-you will miss the show because you will be looking up!
Never had a bad experience. They always have great shows and the theater is always clean with great people to help you out with anything you need during your visit. My only complaint is the size of the seats. I usually end up rubbing elbows with the person next to me but it's understandable in order to maximize seating.
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