Behold this magnificent venue


Have you ever wondered how many light bulbs are in each chandelier in the Grand Lobby? How has the seating capacity changed over the years? What event attracted the biggest crowds? Which Broadway show brought 12 semi-trucks full of scenery, sets, and costumes? Learn these details and more about the history, performances, and complete renovation of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem. As we begin to return to normal programming, tour opportunities will become less frequent, so you won't want to miss out!

DELUXE TOUR (select Saturdays at 11am, lasting around 120 minutes, $40 per person) Enjoy an in-depth discovery of the Theatre’s rich history and comprehensive renovation and its performances, past and present. Areas included will be the Grand Lobby, Auditorium, Balcony, Stage, Projection Booth, and some special surprises!

  • Personal photography with a point-and-shoot camera is permitted. No professional photography.
  • The Tennessee Theatre reserves the right to exclude certain areas/spaces on the tour due to unexpected maintenance or repairs.
  • While all are welcome, Private Deluxe Tours are geared towards attendees ages 12 and up. 
  • This tour involves mostly walking and standing instead of sitting, and guests will use several sets of stairs. Most of the tour can be experienced in a wheelchair and there is an elevator available, but a small portion of the tour is accessible only by stairs.
Your tour fee helps support the Tennessee Theatre and its nonprofit mission. Thank you, and we hope to see you behind the scenes at the Tennessee Theatre!


BASIC SPANISH TOUR/TOUR BÁSICO EN ESPAÑOL (tendrá lugar los sábados seleccionados a la 1 PM con una duración de alrededor de 60 minutos; se abona con donaciones que los participantes puedan aportar) Disfrute de un descubrimiento profundo de la rica historia del Teatro y sus representaciones, pasadas y presentes, dirigidas en español por un guía hispanohablante nativo. Las áreas incluidas serán el Gran Vestíbulo, el Auditorio, el Balcón y el Escenario.

  • Se permitirá la fotografía personal con una cámara automática simple. No se permitirá la fotografía profesional.
  • El Teatro Tennessee se reserva el derecho de excluir ciertas áreas/espacios del recorrido debido a mantenimiento o reparaciones inesperadas.
  • Si bien todos son bienvenidos, los tours privados están dirigidos a personas mayores de 12 años.
  • Este tour implica principalmente caminar y estar de pie, y los participantes deberán tomar varios tramos de escaleras. La mayor parte del recorrido se puede realizar en silla de ruedas y hay un ascensor disponible, pero tenga en cuenta que a una pequeña parte del recorrido solo se puede acceder mediante escaleras.

La tarifa que usted pueda donar por el Tour ayuda a apoyar el Teatro Tennessee y su misión sin fines de lucro. ¡Muchas gracias y esperamos verlos detrás de escena en el Teatro Tennessee!

To request a private tour, please click here. Minimum of 10 participants required. Advance reservations are required and will be confirmed no earlier than one month out.
For school tours and field trips, click here.
Are you interested in helping to lead our tours and open houses? Sign up here to be a Tennessee Theatre docent!