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Ticketing FAQ

We want to assist you with your ticket selection and purchase. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them directly – simply call the Tennessee Theatre Box Office at 865-684-1200 ext 2.

Where is the Tennessee Theatre Box Office located? When is it open?

The Tennessee Theatre has two box office locations – on Clinch Avenue along the side of the Theatre and on Gay Street in the front of the Theatre.

The Clinch Avenue box office is located on the Clinch Avenue side of the Tennessee Theatre building. There is a sign marked “Tennessee Theatre Box Office” directly above the entrance. The Clinch Avenue box office is open weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.

The Gay Street box office is located at the front entrance of the Theatre, on the right side of the building (behind the historic ticketing kiosk, which is now used as a display). The Gay Street box office is open on performance days only beginning at least one hour prior to the start of the performance.

Unless there is a performance scheduled, the box office is closed on Sundays. To reach the box office by phone during business hours, please call 865-684-1200 and choose option 2.

How can I purchase tickets?

There are several ways to purchase tickets. Single tickets may be purchased online via this website. Each show description has a direct link for ticket purchases, or you may click here for a list of all Tennessee Theatre shows that are currently on sale.

If you prefer to order tickets via telephone, you can call the Tennessee Theatre box office at 865-684-1200, option 2, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm).

During events, the Gay Street box office opens one hour prior to show time.

To ensure that your tickets are valid and that you are only paying face value, please purchase directly from Ticketmaster or the Tennessee Theatre Box Office rather than a ticket broker or unauthorized third party.

Are my seats together if they are numbered 1 and 3 or 2 and 4?

Yes. Seats in the Right sections of the Orchestra and Balcony Levels are even-numbered seats. Seats on the Left sections of the Orchestra and Balcony Levels are odd-numbered seats. Seats in the Center section of the Orchestra Level are consecutively numbered starting with 101.

If I order tickets online will I be sent a confirmation e-mail?

Yes, you should receive a confirmation via e-mail almost immediately after your purchase is made. It is also a good idea to print the confirmation page displayed once your order is complete. This confirmation page will have all of your information if for some reason you do not receive an e-mail or if there is an issue with your order.

 What age is appropriate for a child to see a performance?

While most of our shows are appropriate for all ages, we do have some concerts that have strict age requirements (18 and older). Please contact the Tennessee Theatre Box Office to ask if there are any age restrictions or adult nature to the performance that you want to attend. Most children over the age of four can enjoy a two hour performance while remaining happily and quietly seated. However, you know your child’s nature the best. Please note: for most shows, children under the age of two do not require a ticket if they sit on the parent’s lap.

Is the Tennessee theatre wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Please call the Tennessee Theatre Box Office (865) 684-1200 ext. 2 during regular business hours for accessible or special needs seating. For more information about special needs seating, please click here.

Will I get the best seats if I purchase online? Can I select specific seats?

All seats are available via the Internet. Our ticketing provider is designed to sell tickets beginning with the most desirable location within the seating section that you select. You may also select specific seats for all reserved seating event via the interactive seat map. All seating is subject to availability.

 When and where do I pick up Will Call tickets?

The Will Call window is located at the Gay Street Box Office (front entrance of the theatre). Will Call generally opens one hour prior to the performance unless otherwise stated. In order to pick up tickets at Will Call, you will need to present a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport) along with the credit card used to purchase the tickets. The Box Office staff will not release tickets if the name on the ID or credit card does not match the name given at the time of purchase. If you are purchasing tickets for someone else to pick up, please make sure to add their name to the order at the time of the purchase to ensure that there is no confusion when they arrive to pick up the tickets.

How early should I arrive if I have my tickets in hand?

We suggest that you try to get there at least one half-hour before the performance. Arriving early will give you time to get to your seat, get a beverage or snack and enjoy the overall ambiance of the beautifully renovated Theatre. Traffic and parking can be unpredictable, so plan to arrive early to assure an enjoyable experience.

If I’m late, where do I get my tickets?

Our box office is generally open through intermission. If the box office has already closed for the evening, Will Call tickets will be left with the ushers at the main door.