Theatre is about community.

In fact, theatre at the University of Tennessee began as a grassroots effort by the campus community in the early 1900s. By the 1950s, the local community became so engaged, they pushed for the construction of what you know today as the Carousel Theatre. By 1970, the community had rallied again and with the generous contribution from the Brown’s, the Clarence Brown MainStage and Lab Theatre opened.

Throughout our history, the UT and greater Knoxville communities have been our driving force as we continue to expand our engagement every year with new and ongoing programming.  Check out our offerings below.

Questions, comments, or suggestions about any of the programs listed below. Contact our Community Engagement team.