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Enjoy these Knoxville area arts and culture sources.
Appalachian Ballet Company
Regional dance company chartered in 1972, under direction of Amy Moore Morton. Honor Company Southeastern Regional Ballet Co. (SERBA). Performs three times yearly: spring concert, fall performance and "The Nutcracker."
215 W. Broadway, Maryville
865-982-8463

Arts & Culture Alliance
Located in the Emporium Building which houses the Rodman Townsend, Sr.,
Memorial Gallery, the administrative offices of the Arts and Culture Alliance, nine other arts and cultural organizations, and studio and
gallery space for individual artists.

100 S. Gay Street
865-523-7543

Beck Cultural Exchange Center
One of the oldest museums and historical reservoirs of African-American heritage and achievement in the Southeastern United States, this museum depicts the history of African-Americans through its extensive collection of photographs, newspapers, audio and video recordings, biographies, books, and artwork.
1927 Dandridge Avenue
865-524-8461

Bijou Theatre Center
Knoxville's fourth oldest building, this historic landmark was built in 1817 and offers an array of musicals, light operas, dances, plays with music, and many more special events.
803 S. Gay St.
865-522-0832

Carpet Bag Theatre
A community based, non-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to the production of new works.
3018 E. Fifth Avenue
865-524-6629

Circle Modern Dance Company
Founded in the fall of 1990 to provide Knoxville audiences with an alternative to the current dance experiences available.
1010 Laurel Ave.
865-524-7615

Clarence Brown Theatre
Built in 1970 and dedicated to Clarence Brown, a University of Tennessee alumnus and distinguished film director, this 576-seat proscenium theater presents a wide variety of theatrical and dance performances by faculty, students, and professional guest artists.
1714 Andy Holt Blvd.
865-974-5161

East Tennessee Discovery Center

Hands-on science center offers educational fun for children of all ages. Exhibits explore physical science, life science, astronomy, geology and more. Akima Planetarium offers a simulated look at our nighttime sky.
516 North Beaman Street
865-594-1494

Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture
The Ewing Gallery features works of contemporary artists and architects. Exhibitions change monthly.
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
865-974-3200

Frank H. McClung Museum
A general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, medicine, local history and natural history. The exhibits document ways of life, cultural trends, and technologies from prehistoric times to the present day, and showcase much of Tennessee's past -- its geology, history, art, and culture.
At 1327 Circle Park Drive
865-974-2144

Jubilee Community Arts/Laurel Theatre
Jubilee Community Arts (JCA) is a regional, community cultural center dedicated to preserving and presenting the traditional arts of Southern Appalachians.
1538 Laurel Avenue
865-522-5851

Knoxville Museum of Art
KMA showcases exhibitions from around the world and a permanent collection of contemporary art. The museum contains four galleries, gardens and a museum shop. Accredited by the American Association of Museums.
1050 World's Fair Park
865-525-6101

Knoxville Opera
Enjoy seasonal opera in Knoxville and an exciting Rossini Festival with fun, food, operas and other fine arts.
612 E. Depot Ave.
865-524-0795

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Stellar guest artists and superstar entertainers join the virtuoso musicians of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for concert series.
The Emporium Building
100 South Gay Street, Suite 302
865-523-1178

Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association (ORCBA)
Organized in 1963, the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association is the oldest continuously chartered non-profit dance organization in Tennessee. ORCBA presents two productions annually in the fall and spring. ORCBA is under the direction of Molly Quist.
108 E Division Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-438-4858

Oak Ridge Community Playhouse

The southeast's oldest continually operating community theatre.
Jackson Square, Oak Ridge
865-482-9999

Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble Professional modern dance company that consist of 24 young dancers from ages eight to seventeen who perform regionally, nationally, and internationally
4216 Sutherland Avenue
865-588-8842

Tennessee Stage Company
A professional theatre company which presents the annual East Tennessee Shakespeare in the Park Festival and Knoxville New Play Festival.
1060 World's Fair Park Drive
865-546-4280

Tennessee Theatre
A jewel of historic Knoxville, located in the heart of Downtown. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and honored as the Official State Theatre of Tennessee, "Knoxville's Grand Entertainment Palace" has something for everyone: classical music, vintage films, dance, theater, and stellar performances by today's hottest musicians.
604 S. Gay St.
865-522-1174

Tennessee Valley Players
Tennessee Valley Players is a not-for-profit community theatre group incorporated in the state of Tennessee. For the last 30+ years, the players have produced such shows as "West Side Story", "South Pacific", "Of Thee I Sing", "Girl Crazy", "Babes In Toyland", "Annie", "Showboat", "Nunsense", "Lady Be Good", and "Strike Up the Band" and many others. The Players have also done plays such as "Arsenic and Old Lace", "Blithe Spirit", and "Private Lives". They have performed in such venues as the Tennessee Theatre, Clarence Brown, Carousel Theatre, The Bijou, and Clayton Performing Arts Center.
865-201-5913

The WordPlayers
A professional company of Christian theatre artists.
The WordPlayers' Theatre @ MCM
1540 Robinson Rd., Knoxville

WDVX Blue Plate Special
Radio Station WDVX's mid-day live radio shows.
301 South Gay Street
865-727-8045
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