Arts and Entertainment: Theater
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Contact: Amy Hubbard
406 11th Street 37916 * 523-0900
The Actors Co-op performs some of the best drama and comedy at their Black Box Theater.
A-1/Lab Art Space
Contact: Olga Alexander * 525-8447
This arts group/gallery also supports performance art, with shows in a variety of locations.
Contact: Beverly Snuggles
803 South Gay Street 37902 * 523-4211
Ticket info: * 522-0832
The Bijou is Knoxville's oldest operating theater, with wonderful acoustics and a fresh restoration. Offering a variety of music and theater shows, the Bijou is also known for its children's theater programs.
Blount County Junior Playhouse
Contact: Meg Beach
1305 Piney Road, Maryville 37803
1714 Andy Holt Boulevard, UT * 974-5161
The Carousel is a theater-in-the-round on the UT campus which presents musicals, comedies, dramas, and dance by professional and university groups on a regular basis.
Clarence Brown Theatre
1714 Andy Holt Boulevard * 974-5161
Call for 24-hour info: * 909-9624
Box office open 10 a.m.-curtain nightly during performance week.
The theater presents a range of university and professional company performances from musical to drama and is host to visiting dance troupes and a laboratory theater for experimental drama.
309 East Oklahoma Avenue * 539-7425
1538 Laurel Avenue * 522-5851
The Laurel operates in connection with Jubilee Community Arts and is host to a concert series of new artists, along with Jubilee activities including dance, poetry reading, and festivals.
Oak Ridge Community Playhouse
Contact: Reggie Law
Office * 482-9999
Costumes * 482-4877
27 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge
East Tennessee's oldest continually-operating community theater currently celebrates its 58th season of live theater. Annually, the Playhouse offers a subscription series of six Mainstage plays and musicals, as well as three children's plays through its Junior Playhouse. The variety of programming and supporting events, like the Summer Theatre Academy and Footlights Series studio plays, afford excellent opportunities for all levels of theater artists.
Sevier County Theatre Guild
at Sevierville Civic Center
(865) 908-0002/(865) 687-7068
Tennessee Stage Company
Contact: Tom Parkhill * 546-4280
P.O. Box 1186, Knoxville 37901 *
The stage company is a non-profit organization which presents the annual East Tennessee Shakespeare in the Park and other productions, which vary yearly.
604 South Gay Street * 522-1174
The Tennessee Theatre was constructed in 1928 and is host to a classic films series and stage productions by local and traveling groups. It is also the home of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Knoxville Opera Company.
141 South Gay Street * 546-3926
This past winner of the Metro Pulse Readers' Poll "Best Local Theater Group" category specializes in snappy contemporary comedies.
West Side Dinner Theatre
12801 Kingston Pike * 966-8768
Dinner begins at 6:45 p.m.; show at 8:15 p.m.. Reservations required. Group rates available.
Contact: Jeni Lamm
8121 West Cliff Drive 37909