Most People Don’t Know The Oldest Operating Theater Is Right Here In Tennessee

The oldest operating theater in Tennessee may come as a bit of a shock to you, what with the number of small-town stages and massive cities that dot the state’s landscape. Nope, it’s the not the Orpheum, and the Grand Ole Opry doesn’t outdate this incredible theater. Located on the eastern side of the state in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee, you’ll find a gorgeous jewel of a theater building tucked away downtown. What’s the oldest operating theater in Tennessee? The aptly named Tennessee Theater, of course.

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If you’re looking for more information, you can find it right here on the Tennessee Theater’s official website.