James K. Polk Theater

Polk Theater View from the stage

James K. Polk Theater is an amazingly intimate proscenium theater for its size, with 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 the artists and audience. The stage is 87’9” wide x 50’0” deep, with a 46’11” x 30’2” proscenium opening.

For current rental rate information, fill out our Rental Information Form or contact us 615-782-4086 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Maximum Seats:
Orchestra Level 596
Orchestra Pit (Rows AA, BB, and CC)* 44
Orchestra Well (Row DD)* 24
Orchestra Accessible Seats** 26
Tier 385
Total Maximum Seats 1,075
Held Seats:
Orchestra Pit (Rows AA, BB, and CC)* 44
Orchestra Well (Row DD)* 24
Trouble Seats 8
Seats for TPAC Purchase 10
TPAC House Seats 6
Total Held Seats 92
Total Seats Available for Initial On-Sale Date 983
Total Maximum Seating 1,075

* These seats must be held until production requirements are established.
** Accessible seating locations will take priority over placement of light and/or audio consoles.


License Fees Include:
Base rent
Sound and Lighting Equipment as Available (excluding followspots)
All Utilities/Building Engineering
Dressing Room Facilities
Doorman 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.