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. 

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!

SPECIAL BROADWAY TOURS (Lasting around 60 minutes, $40 per person) Have you ever wondered how a Broadway set actually makes it onto the Tennessee Theatre stage? Or maybe you’d like to see how we help light Broadway actors as they step out from behind the curtain? Answer these questions and take a deep dive into what it takes to bring Broadway to you on special tour of the Tennessee Theatre. Sign up at the link below.

  • 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, 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.
Current Tour Dates:
Saturday, October 28 at 11am - Deluxe Tour - SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 29 at 2pm - Special Broadway Tour - SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 29 at 4pm - Special Broadway Tour - SOLD OUT
Check back for updates about additional tour dates throughout the year, or request a private tour for your group below!
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!