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Have your photos taken in the Tennessee Theatre!

The ornate beauty of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee is the perfect backdrop for photos to be cherished for years to come.

While we may be closed during this pandemic, we are offering the rare opportunity to have professional photographs taken inside the Tennessee Theatre with Shawn Poynter Photography. Get a jump on on your holiday card photos, commemorate a recent graduation, celebrate an anniversary, or simply take advantage of one of Knoxville's most beautiful buildings to capture your family during 2020, a year we will never forget! 

Two packages available 

Package A – Any Occasion (Families of up to 6, Couples, Individuals, Graduation/Senior, Prom, Engagement, Anniversary, Announcement, etc)

  • $300 (includes digital gallery and a donation to the theatre)

  • 2 digital high resolution, finished images from 3 locations (one vertical and one horizontal; a total of 6 images)

  • Print items will be available to order at an additional cost from digital gallery (pricing available within digital gallery)

  • Locations: Grand Lobby Staircase, Balcony, and Stage (with auditorium as backdrop)

Package B – Holiday (Families of up to 6, Couples, Individuals) 

  • $300 (includes digital gallery and a donation to the theatre)

  • 2 digital high resolution, finished images from 3 locations (one vertical and one horizontal; a total of 6 images)

  • Print items will be available to order at an additional cost from digital gallery (pricing available within digital gallery)

  • Locations: Grand Lobby Staircase (with garland and lights), Orchestra Foyer with Holiday Tree, Stage (with auditorium as backdrop, no decorations)


Sessions can accommodate families/households of up to 6 people (all participants must be from the same household)
All participants must abide by COVID policies which includes a screening prior to entry and wearing masks when not being photographed
Package fees include a digital gallery of 6 images and a donation to the Tennessee Theatre