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Tennessee Theatre

604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
+1 865-684-1200
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really good shows

We watched several shows here and we really have enjoyed everyone of them. I would definitely go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
joshuak889
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Simply stunning! See it to believe it!

We have season tickets at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA. So we have a good Theater for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wolfgang S
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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.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
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“beautiful venue” (21 reviews)
“wurlitzer organ” (14 reviews)
“broadway shows” (14 reviews)
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604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1603
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+1 865-684-1200
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"beautiful venue"
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"wurlitzer organ"
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"broadway shows"
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"jersey boys"
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"great acoustics"
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"attend an event"
in 5 reviews
"classic movie"
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"sound quality"
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"each month"
in 6 reviews
"movie house"
in 5 reviews
"big screen"
in 8 reviews
"a true gem"
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"no bad seats"
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"great seats"
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"comfortable seating"
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"at noon"
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"gay street"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We watched several shows here and we really have enjoyed everyone of them. I would definitely go back and the building is very historic.

Thank joshuak889
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have season tickets at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA. So we have a good Theater for comparison. I wasn’t sure what to expect at the Tennessee Theater but I was amazed how beautifully is. What a gem in Knoxville! Amazing Art Deco...More

Thank Wolfgang S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An Art Deco movie palace that today hosts varied events. From the moment you enter the lush lobby with the row of amazing chandeliers, you know this place is special. 1920s opulence is preserved while significant renovations allow the theatre to host traveling broadway shows...More

Thank Pat C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Theater is beautiful and classic worth a visit for any show, but they hold many events that are free or low cost. Favorite for a girls night movie showing

Thank Cher H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great venue for a concert. I will definitely be watching for my favorites to come through Knoxville.

Thank mpickard9
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to Tennessee Theatre many time including for Christmas movies and concerts. The best night ever was the Alice Cooper concert. The venue was fantastic from the elderly very gracious ladies excorting you to your seats beautifully artistic surroundings of this old beautifully restored building....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to events at the theatre. The staff is always so helpful and the Theatre is so beautiful!

Thank fluteplayer219
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Several friends and I have season tickets to the Broadway plays at the Tennessee. We love coming downtown and to the Tennessee. It is beautiful inside. The plays each year are always great selections.

Thank Regina S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to several shows and the entire experience is amazing. The history and grandeur of the space is worth the trip and yet the modernity of the facilities are hard to beat.

Thank Marty A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just magnificent place to visit and see a show or movie. People are so helpful. Enjoyed the show. Look forward to returning.

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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.
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Eric B
21 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
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LindaDavus57
15 July 2015|
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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
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