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Special Needs & ADA Seating

  The staff of the Tennessee Theatre is dedicated to providing a comfortable and enjoyable theatre experience for patrons with special needs.

The Tennessee Theatre is a fully restored Historical Theatre and is a multipurpose facility. If you have any questions about special needs seating, please contact us at 865-684-1200 option 2 for information.

Wheelchair Seating
Tickets are available upon request and are subject to availability. The Tennessee Theatre has a variety of accessible seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions. These seats are listed below. Patrons should call the Tennessee Theatre Box Office to purchase these tickets.

Orchestra Left Front Row A Seats 9-11 *

Orchestra Center Row X Seats 101-107

Orchestra Right Center Row X Seats 2-16

Orchestra Left Center Row X Seats 1-15

Orchestra Right Row X Seats 32-34

Orchestra Left Row X Seats 31-33

Balcony Right Center Row EE Seats 2-8

Balcony Left Center Row EE Seats 1-7

*Restrictions apply

Wheelchairs with a height of forty-nine or more inches may not be seated in this row. The width of the wheelchair can not exceed three feet, ten inches wide in this row. Patrons ordering seats in this row may be asked to certify that the wheelchair does not exceed these requirements.

Transferable Seats
The following seats are aisle seats available in the orchestra area, with hinged side arm rests that allow the patron to easily transfer from the wheelchair into the theatre seat. These seats are sold with one companion seat next to the transferable seat. Patrons should call the Tennessee Theatre Box Office to request transferable seats.

Orchestra Center Row A Seats 101-102

Orchestra Center Row A Seats 110-111

Orchestra Center Row C Seats 101-102

Orchestra Center Row C Seats 112-113

Orchestra Center Row G Seats 101-102

Orchestra Center Row G Seats 116-117

Orchestra Center Row S Seats 101-102

Orchestra Center Row S Seats 114-115

Orchestra Left Center Row J Seats 1-3

Orchestra Right Center Row J Seats 2-4

Orchestra Left Row L Seats 43-45

Orchestra Right Row L Seats 44-46

Orchestra Left Row T Seats 47-49

Sight- and Hearing-Impaired Seating
Sign-interpreted performances can be arranged in advance by contacting the Tennessee Theatre Box Office. Please specify that you want to purchase interpretation seats when ordering your tickets through the Tennessee Theatre Box Office. Tickets are available upon request and are subject to availability.

These seats are as follows:

Orchestra Left Front Row C Seats 19-21

Orchestra Left Front Row D Seats 23-25

The Tennessee Theatre offers Assisted Listening Devices for patrons with hearing disabilities. This service is free of charge and is available for most performances. Hearing devices are on first-come, first-served basis. The Tennessee Theatre requires a form of identification (driver’s license/credit card) to be held until the listening device has been returned.

The Tennessee Theatre has designated the following seats for our sight-impaired patrons. Please contact the Tennessee Theatre Box Office to request these seats. Tickets are available upon request and are subject to availability.

Orchestra Left Front Row C Seats 19-21

Orchestra Left Front Row D Seats 23-25

Restrooms
All of the restrooms at the Tennessee Theatre are wheelchair accessible. They are located on the Lower Lounge Area as well as the Balcony. There is a single accessible restroom on the Main Lobby level next to aisle 1 of the orchestra level.

Elevator
The Elevator is located in the main lobby and accesses all levels of the theatre.

Accessible Parking
Parking garages and lots in the area all have accessible parking for vehicles that have the proper hanging tag or license plate. There are multiple lots surrounding the theatre. Please click here for a list of garages and parking lots in the area.