Box Office

HOURS: Tuesday – Friday from 12 pm – 5 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Please contact us at or call 865.974.5161 with any questions you may have.

We only sell tickets to our productions online through

  • We are not responsible for purchases made through third-party websites. Tickets that are purchased through a third-party website may be invalid and we cannot guarantee entry into the performance.
  • All non-UT Knoxville student tickets must present a valid student ID to enter the auditorium
  • Student tickets must have at least one chaperone that is at least 16 years old
  • All purchases are non-exchangeable and non-refundable, unless you are a current CBT subscriber
  • UT Knoxville students may purchase only 1 ticket at the reduced/free UT Knoxville student price (this applies to all active students without a fee waiver)
  • A valid picture ID of the purchaser/ticket holder is required to pick up tickets at will call


Season subscription packages are now available for Clarence Brown Theatre’s 2024 / 2025 upcoming season! Complete with musicals, timeless plays, hilarious comedies, and a beloved holiday classic, you don’t want to miss the incredible talent and storytelling coming to the CBT stage!

Your Mobile Tickets

Your mobile device is your ticket! Before leaving for the theatre, you should add your tickets to Apple Wallet or Google Wallet to avoid having to rely on Wi-Fi connectivity on or near campus.

Print at Home PDF tickets are no longer issued or accepted for entry at any University of Tennessee venue.

UT Students

Students enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for-credit class are eligible for discounted tickets to our productions.

  • FREE Previews (first Wednesday/Thursday performances) for productions in the Clarence Brown Theatre
  • $5 for all other performances for productions in the Clarence Brown Theatre
  • FREE for productions in the Lab Theatre

    (Limit one ticket per UT Knoxville student with valid ID for each production.)

UT Faculty / Staff

We offer a 10% discount for UT faculty and staff. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Box Office Tuesday through Friday from noon until 5pm or by phone at 865.974.5161. UT faculty/staff will need to sign in with email address to get the discount.

Student Matinees (K-12)

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!


Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more for all performances in the Clarence Brown Theatre. To purchase tickets, please fill out the Group Interest Form below and a patron services team member will get back with you to purchase your tickets.

Group Pricing
Previews – $23 each
All Other Performances – $36 each

  • Group reservations need a minimum of 15 attendees in their party
  • A minimum of 15 group rate tickets must be purchased to qualify for the group rate discount
    (i.e. a group of 15 cannot purchase 5 children’s tickets and 10 group rate tickets)
  • Final numbers and payment are due no later than 2 weeks before their performance
  • Payment can be sent in via check made out to the University of Tennessee or paid via credit/debit card over the phone
  • All group tickets must be paid in one payment.
  • Any additional tickets added after the payment deadline do not qualify for the discounted rate
  • All tickets will be put under the purchaser’s name, and they are responsible for distributing tickets
  • Tickets are not exchangeable or refundable

Pay What You Can (PWYC)

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.

We occasionally partner 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 lobby to inform patrons about their non-profit.

Tickets may be purchased in person from Noon until 5pm the day before and from Noon until curtain on the day of the performance at the 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 more information about our Pay What You Can performances, please contact the box office at or call 865.974.5161.

Open Captioning

Open Captioning is a text display of all the words and sounds heard during a production — very similar to closed captioning on your TV. Whether you just miss a single word or have hearing loss too severe to benefit from the use of assistive listening devices, open captioning can keep you from missing out. Open Captioning will be available on the third Sunday matinee for each of our productions.

Our Open Captioned performances the 2024/2025 season include:

  • KNOXVILLE – September 22, 2024
  • CRY IT OUT – September 29, 2024
  • HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF – November 10, 2024
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL – December 8, 0224
  • INHERIT THE WIND – March 2, 2025
  • FAILURE: A LOVE STORY – April 6, 2025
  • THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – May 4, 2025

Penny 4 Arts

The Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville (ACA) offers a variety of programs and services that support our local arts community and benefit the community as a whole. We proudly participates in the ACA’s Penny 4 Arts program.

Through Penny 4 Arts, every child in Knox County is eligible to attend our productions for just A PENNY when accompanied by an adult to select performances. These “penny performances” help bring the creativity and inspiration of the arts to every child in our area and advance our goal of serving and advancing East Tennessee’s children.

  • Penny 4 Arts is applicable to weekdays of the 2ndweek of performances.
  • Adults receive the 10% off ACA discount on their ticket.