Xitlalli Dawson, Rachel Allion, Gwyneth Doppelt and Trevor Schmitt-Ernst in SHE KILLS MONSTERS; by Ella Marston




Join us for our upcoming 2024-2025 Season as we celebrate more than 50-years of professional theatre!

From a new musical adapted from a James Agee novel called Knoxville, the beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol, and the timeless play Inherit the Wind, you don’t want to miss sharing with your students this incredible season that celebrates our local Tennessee history!

Knoxville Season for Youth calendar

September 13 at 9:30 am
Backup date – September 20 at 9:30 am


Book by Frank Galati; Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel A Death in the Family by James Agee
Based, in part, on the play All the Way Home by Tad Mosel

Based on James Agee’s autobiographical, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece I, this moving and innovative new musical reunites the dynamic Tony Award®-winning creative team behind I. The story begins as an adult Agee struggles to write his greatest work about the event that touched his young life and the effect it had on his family and his future. An evocative depiction of loss and grief and the forces that shape who we are, I is a universal coming-of-age story about family, faith, and love—and about the boy who will grow up to write it. With a sweeping musical score and brilliant cast, this is a must-see event.

The production of Knoxville is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation.

Clarence Brown Theatre

Approximate length: 2 hours

Recommended for: Mature middle school and up

A Christmas Carol 2024
A Christmas Carol Season for Youth calendar

November 26, December 4, 12, 13, 17, 18, and 19 at 9:30 am



By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy;

Music by John Tanner

For more than three decades, Knoxvillians have returned year-after-year to experience this timeless story of hope and redemption. This season, make A Christmas Carol part of your holiday tradition. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll create a wonderful memory… and you will leave the theatre with a warm heart and renewed spirit!

Clarence Brown Theatre

Approximate length: 2 hours

Recommended for: K-12

Inherit the Wind poster
Inherit the Wind Season for Youth calendar

February 18 and 21 at 9:30 am
Backup dateFebruary 28 at 9:30 am


By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Feel the heat of the courtroom in the sizzling American classic Inherit the Wind, an explosive drama inspired by the most important trial of the 20th Century, the Scopes Monkey Trial, on its 100th anniversary. As a media circus descends on a small Tennessee town, two of the nation’s most powerful lawyers go head-to-head in the ultimate battle of wits, wills, and the political and religious divide that could be ripped directly from today’s headlines. In a fresh production boldly re-imagined for today, the fast-paced drama explores religion, intellectual freedom and the relationship between social norms and law.

Clarence Brown Theatre

Approximate length: 2 hours

Recommended for: Mature middle school and up


Parking Information


The UT Parking Services fee for individual cars is $5 per vehicle. Spaces are limited and we encourage you to carpool. If parking permits are requested BEFORE payment deadline dates, we will mail your parking passes, and a map indicating parking areas, prior to the performances. For those teachers and chaperones in cars, there is limited parking in LOT 23 behind the CBT. Those ordering LOT 23 parking passes are advised to access LOT 23 from Volunteer Blvd. to Pat Head Summit Dr. and enter LOT 23 from the entrance closest to the Natalie Haslam Music Building. Bus/Van Parking are not permitted in Lot 23. Please allow extra time when parking. We will have limited day of permits for emergencies that can be purchased for $5, please advise one of our patron services members if this is needed when you arrive.


Buses/Vans MUST drop students off between the Humanities/Social Sciences building and the Art & Architecture building directly across from the torchbearer statue and Circle Park (please see map below). After dropping off at this location, buses/vans can proceed to the first traffic light and take a Left turn onto Lake Loudon Boulevard. Proceed to the second traffic light and turn Right at Neyland Drive. Go approximately ½ mile, just past the KUB Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant and turn Right onto Leinard Dr.. Proceed to the STOP sign and take a Left turn on Stephenson Drive. Parking for buses/vans is on the right in front of the UT Soccer Stadium. Bus/van parking will require a $40 day pass to park. Please note there is no transportation from Van/Bus parking to the theatre.

Season For Youth parking map
Detailed Map of UT Campus


  • Each student ticket is only $6 each.
  • One complimentary ticket is available per 10 student tickets. [A maximum of 25% of the group may be comprised of chaperones to ensure that as many students as possible have the opportunity to attend our productions. Exceptions will be made for homeschools.]
  • Study guides will be sent to you prior to the performance to help you prepare your students.


Student ticket subsidies (STS) for schools are available through the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The application and guidelines can be accessed here.

As a part of the Season for Youth program, discussion guides are available for teachers and are mailed out. 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.

Note: We are unable to admit children under five (5) years of age. Due to fire code restrictions, lap-seating is strictly prohibited.

Please make your reservations as early as possible as reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
Student matinees frequently sell out, in which case schools/classes are placed on a waiting list for admission. Students younger than 5 will not be admitted into the theatre auditorium. Changes made to an order after the payment deadline are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. More information is available by calling our Box Office at (865) 974-5161.


University of Tennessee
Clarence Brown Theatre
Attn: Box Office
206 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0420