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Discover Theatres in Tennessee

Franklin Theatre

Just off of Main St. and 5th Ave. in downtown Franklin, discover the Franklin Theatre on your next visit into middle Tennessee. First opened in 1937, the Franklin Theatre has played host to a number of headline performers over the years. In 2007, time finally caught up to the historic Franklin Theatre and the doors were closed.

In 2010, the Franklin Theatre was re-opened after tireless work from the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County. Nearly $8 million was used to transform the Franklin Theatre into a well appointed, top performance venue in Franklin. Along with live performances from music and dance, the Franklin Theatre also screens movies.

Address: 419 Main St. Franklin, Tennessee 37064 | Phone: 615-538-2075

The Renaissance Center

Established in 1999, the Renaissance Center is a performing arts venue located on Main Street in Dickson – a western city within the Nashville metro area. Managed by Freed-Hardeman University, RC is a facility ideal for fine art, media production, technology, and education.

The Renaissance Center features classes and workshops for music, theater, and visual arts. The complex is also home to the 70-seat Gaslight Dinner Theatre, several art galleries, and the Tennessee Artisan Market.

Address: 855 Tennessee 46 Dickson, Tennessee 37055 | Phone: (615) 740-5600

Roxy Regional Theatre

When you're planning your next family adventure, keep Clarksville in mind. Tennessee is home to a wide range of exceptional cities, towns, and attractions – and Clarksville just so happens to have one of the best. As you make your way north within the Middle Tennessee region, Clarksville opens up massive opportunities for those who love the arts.

Any visit to Clarksville must include a trip to the Roxy Regional Theatre. You'll find this eclectic and charming performance venue near downtown Clarksville along Franklin Street and 1st Street. Opened in 1947, the Roxy Regional Theatre hosts an array of excellent performances throughout the year – musicians, staged plays, and much more. Visit soon.

Address: 100 Franklin St. Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 | Phone: 931-645-7699

Tennessee Theatre

The official state theatre of Tennessee, the Tennessee Theatre opened its doors on October 1, 1928 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The theatre is home to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as well as the Knoxville Opera, plus movie screenings, concerts, and more performing arts. Over the years the theatre has undergone restorations and updates to equipment, as well as the building itself.

Known by many as "Knoxville's Grand Entertainment Palace," the theatre has been the premier place for entertainment since the late 1920s. In 1982 the Tennessee Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre features the original Mighty Wurlitzer organ, a cornerstone of the theatre since its grand opening in 1928.

Address: 604 South Gay St. Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 | Phone: (865) 684-1200

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Found in the James K. Polk Cultural Center, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1980, TPAC consists of the Andrew Jackson Hall, James K. Polk Theater, and the Andrew Johnson Theater.

A non-profit organization, TPAC houses local organizations like the Nashville Ballet, the Nashville Opera, and the Nashville Repertory Theatre. TPAC also operates the War Memorial Auditorium, and houses the Tennessee State Museum in its city-block structure.

Address: 505 Deaderick St. Nashville, Tennessee 37243 | Phone: (615) 782-4040