Tennessee Performing Arts center

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The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is Located in James K. Polk cultural center, 505 Deadrick Street, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Its location is near dining outlets like the hermitage Hotel, Santorini Greek Restaurant. The military museum and Tennessee state museum are nearby.

TCPA occupies a whole city block in between the fifth and sixth avenues, Union Street and Deadrick Street.

Martha R. Ingram an advisor to Kennedy center of performing arts board in Washington came up with the idea of a large scale facility for performing arts. Her proposal was to have a same center developed in her home city, Nashville. Her idea was met with a lot of resistance and after eight years the Tennessee Theatre; a three theatre was developed, and opened In 1980 as the Tennessee state premier theatre.

TPAC offers a lot of operations like administration of a comprehensive educational program, special engagements and Broadway touring shows series.

Martha R. Ingram, together with her supporters came up with an endowment goal of raising $3.5 M in order to implement a program that will fund future audiences and to curb any losses. They surpassed the mark by raising $ 5 M and as per now, the endowment stands at $ 20 M.

Twenty members of board of directors govern the TPAC management corporation.

Out of this, eight members are directly appointed by the TPAC foundation. The Tennessee arts commission names four directors. The governor of Tennessee names another four directors while the board, TPAC board, names the remaining four members.

The twenty-member board meets at least four times in a year with the directors’ term going for up to three years.

TPAC has various performance theatres, named after three US presidents, who hailed from Tennessee.

The Andrew Johnson Theater

It’s the smallest theatre in TPAC. The theatre is an ideal avenue for entertainment, experimental art.it measures 54 x 59 ft. Open floor performing center that’s surrounded with seats. The theatre is able to host multiple sitting arrangement options with about 256 configurable seating arrangement.

There’s a 22 ft. cat walking space, with double adjoining dressing room with a capacity of 24 performers.

The Andrew Johnson theatre has offered a variety of performances, from readings, video shoots, and lectures to acoustic concerts.

The James K. Polk Theatre.

Is of a medium size. Has a capacity of 1075 seats. Has an 87 x 50 ft. stage that has a proscenium opening of size 47 x 30 ft.

It’s big and spacious with ten dressing rooms.


The Andrew Jackson Hall

It’s the largest of the TPAC’s theatres. Has a capability of holding 2472 seats with a 130 x 53 ft. stage. there’s a proscenium opening of size 57 x 36 ft. Has fourteen dressing rooms that can accommodate over 112 performers ,a double onstage changing room plus a star suite.

It’s very spacious with expansive wings that enables any production type from concerts, TV shows to Broadway shows.

TPAC has as an auditorium that it governs , the war memorial auditorium.

It’s an historic building with a seating capacity of 1661,found across the sixth 6th avenue and adjacent to capitol bulding in nashville.

Many events are held in TPAC annually, some of the featured upcoming shows include; shows in Andrew Johnson theatre are, a Christmas story between Nov. 27 and Dec.20, Regions Free Days: A Christmas Story I Nov.28.

James K.Polk Theatre

Will host shows like From Crack to Christ nov.28-29, Matt Wertz’ Snow Globe Live Dec.11,

Matt Wertz’s Snow Globe Live Dec.11.Glitter and Bling Dec.12

Andrew Jackson Hall

Will have a series of shows such as Mannheim steamroller Christmas by Chris Davis in Nov. 20, Nashville’s Nutcracker Dec. 5 -23

The war Memorial Auditorium has shows like The Tandy Rogers Band on Nov. 20, the Buzz Swanky Sweater Christmas Jam on Dec.4, It’s a Wonderful Life Dec.5

The events mentioned above are not all but a few as the theatre rooms have booked shows up to July 2016 and more information can be got at TPAC’s website.

For all these events tickets can be bought online from the TPAC’s website or their offices . Frequent season buyers are given a bonus of ticket holder benefits, who have the benefits of accessing the best seats before the theatres are opened to general public ,accessing pre-ticket sales before the general public, a flexible payment deal in that a ticket holder can do his/her payments In installments, and getting monthly updates. These benefits are not available to single ticket buyers.



For Tickets | 8556607034 | TPAC Box Office Downtown |
| 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243 | MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 190660, Nashville, TN 37219 |