Pay What You Can

tickets imageIn an effort to make live theatre available to all, we offer a Pay What You Can Performance. This program is aimed at providing increased access to live theatre for our entire community. In addition to our Blue Star Theatres military discounts for active-duty personnel and veterans, Season for Youth Student Matinees, student, senior & educator discounts, our Pay What You Wish program eliminates a barrier for some would-be theatre patrons in the Greater Knoxville region and beyond.

We are partnering with local non-profit organizations to spread the word and give back to the Greater Knoxville community. Half of all proceeds from that night’s PWYC tickets will go towards the non-profit organization that is partnering with us for that production. The selected organization will also have a table set up in the CBT lobby to inform patrons about their non-profit.

Purchasing Tickets:

Tickets may be purchased in person from Noon until 5pm the day before and Noon until curtain on the day of the performance at the CBT Box Office kiosk in the lobby.

  • Cash only, in full dollar amounts accepted
  • Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis
  • Limited to 8 tickets per purchase for CBT MainStage productions
  • Limited to 6 tickets per purchase for Carousel Theatre productions

For more information about our Pay What You Can performances, please contact Callie Bacon at or the Box Office at (865) 974-5161.