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Clarence Brown Theatre

Contact Name: Hana Sherman


1714 Andy Holt Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916
United States

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Phone: (865) 974-7160

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The Clarence Brown Theatre has a rich history and a mission equally focused on enriching the culture of Knoxville and training the next generation of great artists. Located in the heart of the University of Tennessee campus, the Clarence Brown Theatre is one of 75 LORT (League of Resident Theatres) professional theatres in the United States, and the ONLY one located in Tennessee. The CBT is unique, too, in that of those 75 LORT theatres they are one of only 13 situated on college campuses. The CBT’s namesake, noted film director Clarence Leon Brown, believed that “The mixing up of young actors and designers with first class professionals is manifestly the only right method of training future theatre artists.” This statement forms the basis for the dual mission of training both graduate and undergraduate students a the University of Tennessee, and providing for the Knoxville and East Tennessee community a valuable cultural resource, offering some of the finest theatre in the country.

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Season for Youth Student Matinees

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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Each year, several of the Clarence Brown Theatre’s productions offer Season for Youth performances scheduled during the regular school-day. Available at reduced rates for school groups, these performances engage and expose youth to the wonders of live theatre and help inspire and build the next generation of not only theatre-goers but also theatre artists!

As a part of the Season for Youth program, discussion guides are available for teachers and are emailed out prior to the performance. Interested groups can also request post-performance discussions with the actors and/or technicians or tours of the facility to further broaden the educational experience.

Due to COVID-19 our shows have not been determined as of yet this season. The 2020 fall productions have been officially canceled at this time.

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Program Title: In the Classroom

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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Each year artists from the Clarence Brown Theatre teach workshops in area schools covering topics in acting, voice, movement, design, and technology. Whether it’s a classroom discussion about careers in the Theatre or a primer in Shakespeare for the Theatre we love to talk about our art with interested and engaged audiences.

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we are also offering Theatre Thursdays a series of virtual behind the scenes videos with professional artists discussing the challenges and tools theatre professionals encounter. This content can be accessed at: https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/cbt-theatre-thursdays/

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Program Title: Tours

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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You’ve seen the lobby, the audience, and the stage, but have you ever wondered what hides behind the curtains? The Clarence Brown offers free tours for schools and groups. Tours can be tailored to fit your group’s interests focusing on the current production or the CBT as a whole.
Tours generally start in the Main Lobby and can last anywhere from 30 minutes for a quick backstage look at the current production to an hour for a more comprehensive tour including a visit to our shops.

As we monitor the COVID-19 situation, tours for groups will be offered in a virtual format.

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