Venues & Rentals

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is one of the most unique facilities of its kind in the United States. TPAC is home to three beautiful spaces with multiple, state-of-the-art capabilities. Founded in 1980, TPAC is located near the state capitol in downtown Nashville, within the James K. Polk Cultural Center and State Office Building, which also houses the Tennessee State Museum. In addition to the facilities within the arts center, TPAC manages War Memorial Auditorium, a multi-purpose and historic concert venue across the street.

TPAC accommodates major music, dance, theatrical, and television productions, along with performances in intimate settings and a wide variety of such events as award ceremonies, films, pageants, recitals, product launches, receptions, and meetings. All performances open to the general public are featured on TPAC’s electronic marquee, while clients have access to interior plasma screens for special acknowledgements, if desired.

All events at TPAC are booked through our Programming & Sales Department. Call 615-782-4086 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or fill out the Rental Information Form.

Our Facilities

Andrew Jackson Hall

Andrew Jackson Hall is a spacious proscenium theater with continental seating. It has a maximum seating capacity of 2,472, including 47 pit seats and is the largest facility at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

James K. Polk Theater

James K. Polk Theater has a maximum seating capacity of 1,075, including 44 pit seats. It also features a vomitorium and a semi-thrust pit, which allows for more interaction between artists and the audience.

Andrew Johnson Theater

Andrew Johnson Theater is the most flexible and intimate performance space in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Maximum seating capacity is 264. This space also features overhead catwalks.

War Memorial Auditorium

War Memorial Auditorium is located across from the 6th Avenue entrance to TPAC. It functions multi-purpose space and offers the flexibility of theatrical, cabaret, banquet seating, or an open floor configuration.

Weddings and Receptions

Experience classical elegance on your wedding day at TPAC’s War Memorial Auditorium, one of Nashville’s most historic and magical venues. Built in 1925, this exquisite site is truly elegant and versatile.

Surround yourself on your special day with classic architecture, elevated ceilings, iconic columns and intricate gilded borders. These timeless elements create the backdrop and ambiance to fulfill your vision for a picture-perfect wedding.