Tennessee Theatre to launch ‘Marquee Awards’ to celebrate local high school musical theatre

Local winners qualify for the Jimmy Awards® in New York City The Tennessee Theatre will host the newly-created Marquee Awards, which celebrates high school musical theatre in East Tennessee. The event, which will be held in 2024, is dedicated to supporting the talents, education and opportunities of students to build a strong and inclusive theatre community. “We’re thrilled to announce … Read More

Tennessee Theatre to host annual ‘Costumes and Classic Cartoons’ for family-friendly Halloween experience

The Tennessee Theatre will hold its annual “Costumes and Classic Cartoons” on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. In addition to showing classic cartoons on the big screen, there will be trick-or-treat stations and self-guided tours, including dressing rooms. “It’s such a fun experience to hold this event for the community,” said Becky Hancock, executive director of the Tennessee Theatre. … Read More

Tennessee Theatre to host live band karaoke event

‘Something to Sing About’ allows singers to perform on historic Tennessee Theatre stage The Tennessee Theatre will host a special karaoke event called “Something to Sing About” in October with participants getting an opportunity to perform on the historic stage backed by a live band. “This is the public’s chance to be a star on stage,” Tennessee Theatre Executive Director … Read More

Announcing single performance ticket on sale dates for the 2022-23 Broadway at the Tennessee Season presented by Greater Knoxville Honda Dealers

Presented by Greater Knoxville Honda Dealers, the highly anticipated 2022-23 season of Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre features a full lineup with six titles and 56 performances. While season subscription tickets have been available for purchase, the Theatre will begin selling single-performance tickets next month. The on-sale dates for the six shows are: DEAR EVAN HANSEN (performances Nov. 15-20, 2022): … Read More

Black Opry Revue to kick off ‘Pass the Mic’ series at Tennessee Theatre

New series will celebrate diverse, marginalized and underserved artists and audiences Black Opry Revue is coming to Knoxville in June as the first performance of the Tennessee Theatre’s new series, “Pass the Mic: Creating a Stage for Change.” The series of immersive arts events will provide a stage for artists from marginalized and underserved communities to share their art with … Read More

The 2022-23 season of Broadway at the Tennessee presented by Greater Knoxville Honda Dealers could be the most exciting season yet

New subscription packages go on sale June 27 The excitement, emotion, and energy of Broadway reaches new heights at the Tennessee Theatre with a 2022-2023 lineup poised to entertain and delight. With six titles and a total of 56 performances, the complete lineup of the upcoming season of Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre is presented by Greater Knoxville Honda Dealers … Read More

Tennessee Theatre ‘Pass the Mic’ series will celebrate diverse, marginalized and underserved artists and audiences

The Tennessee Theatre is launching a new series of immersive arts events titled, “Pass the Mic: Creating a Stage for Change.” The series will provide a stage for artists from marginalized and underserved communities to share their art with a broader East Tennessee audience. Tennessee Theatre leadership and a community advisory group are preparing the schedule of events and accompanying … Read More

Tennessee Theatre and Bijou Theatre receive combined $4.8 million-plus in Shuttered Venue Operators Grant funding

Knoxville’s premier performing arts venues have received critical funding following closures and revenue-halting restrictions during the pandemic. Tennessee Theatre received $3,771,872.11, and Bijou Theatre received $1,083,198 through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, which provides emergency assistance for eligible venues and organizations affected by COVID-19. The grant allows recipients to recoup expenses and recover from the period when they … Read More

Boys & Girls Clubs kids take the Tennessee Theatre stage

Area youth will take the stage of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee on July 29. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley will present its first Youth Arts Initiative (YAI) Variety Show, “Follow the Blue Brick Road,” at the Tennessee Theatre on Thursday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. The showcase will feature dance, music and theatre performances, as … Read More