TOURS AND WORKSHOPS

We offer workshops designed to assist area ELA and Drama Teachers with curricular and/or production support from Theatre faculty members and CBT artists in residence. We also offer backstage tours of the theatre upon request.

The UT Department of Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre offers Tours, both Virtually and In-Person (post-Covid-19), at no cost to the following constituencies:

  • Department of Theatre Classes
  • University Classes
  • Community Organizations
  • Area High Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, Private Schools
  • Student Recruits (Includes a Program chat and Q&A)

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE/CBT OUTREACH AND EDUCATION WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

The UT Department of Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre offers Workshops designed to assist area ELA and Drama Teachers with curricular and/or production support from departmental faculty members and artists who are in residence at the state of Tennessee’s only LORT Professional Theatre. Workshops can be done either Virtually or In-Person (post-Covid-19). There is no cost to those requesting a workshop, and we offer them in the following areas:

  • Acting
  • Voice
  • Dialect
  • Movement
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acting Shakespeare/Shakespearean Text
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Auditioning
  • Self Taping
  • The Business of Show Business
  • Careers in Theatre

Additionally, workshops in Design/Tech may be requested, but are subject to Faculty and/or Graduate Teaching Assistant/Staff availability.

If you would like to book a Virtual Tour or Workshop, please contact David Alley at dalley@utk.edu or by phone at 865.974.8373.

SEASON FOR YOUTH STUDENT MATINEES

Each year, we offer Season for Youth Student Matinees during the regular school day. Available at reduced rates for school groups, these performances engage and expose youth to the wonders of live, professional theatre and help inspire and build the next generation of theatre lovers! We hope you and your students will join us!

CBT ACTING WORKSHOP

Our Acting Workshop is designed to give young actors training in several different skills: basic acting technique, voice, musical theatre, and movement and improvisation.

BEHIND THE SCENES SUNDAY

From panel discussions to design presentations, Behind the Scenes Sunday events take place in the theatre immediately following the 1st Sunday matinee of each production. Designed to give you a deeper appreciation and connection to the plays we produce, they are free of charge and open to the public.

Our Behind the Scenes Sunday events include:

  • KINKY BOOTS – April 21, 2024

TALK BACK

Informal talk backs with selected members of the show’s cast, crew, and artistic team offer you a chance to delve deeper into the show and “talk back” to the artists who brought the show to life. Talk backs take place in the theatre immediately following the 2nd Sunday matinee of each production and are free and open to the public.

Our Talk Back events include:

  • KINKY BOOTS – April 28, 2024

ASL NIGHT AT THE THEATRE

In partnership with UT’s Center on Deafness, we offer Deaf Night at the Theatre for select performances, making the theatre experience 100% accessible to our Deaf patrons with interpreters for the show, in the Box Office, at concessions, and throughout the lobby.

Our Deaf Nights at the Theatre events include:

  • KINKY BOOTS – April 23, 2024 at 6:30 pm

For the 2023/2024 Deaf Nights at the Theatre we are partnering with Knoxville Center of the Deaf for Pay What You Can (PWYC) performances.
Half of all proceeds from that night’s PWYC tickets will go to them.

Knoxville Center of the Deaf