Directions to Tennessee Theatre

NOTE: Please give yourself a few extra minutes to travel to the Tennessee Theatre. There are several traffic lights on the way to the theatre, and parking may take a few minutes.

Parking: Free Event Parking (after 6pm and weekends except during special events) is available in the State Street Parking Garage: at the first traffic light, turn Right onto State Street. After next traffic light, the State Street parking garage is ahead on the right (you just drove "behind" the Tennessee Theatre - the brick overhang on State Street). Free evening/weekend parking is also available in the Market Street and Locust Street garages.

From Northeast of Knoxville

(Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City)

  • I-81 South to I-40 West towards Knoxville.
  • Take Exit #388A, James White Parkway.
  • As you exit, get into right travel lane. Merge onto James White Parkway.
  • Follow overhead signs for Neyland Drive and exit for Cumberland Ave.
  • Take exit for Cumberland Ave / to Hwy 441.
  • First traffic light is State Street (see below for parking). Go straight through traffic light onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At second traffic light turn Right onto S. Gay St. The Tennessee Theatre is two blocks ahead on the right (look for the large marquee on building).

From North of Knoxville

(La Follette, Clinton, Lexington, KY)

  • I-75 South to I-275 South towards Knoxville.
  • I-275 South to I-40 East (towards Asheville, NC).
  • Take first exit, #388A, James White Parkway (immediately ahead).
  • As you exit, get into left lane for the Parkway (right lane becomes exit for Summit Hill Ave.).
  • Follow overhead signs for Neyland Drive and exit for Cumberland Ave.
  • Take exit for Cumberland Ave / to Hwy 441.
  • First traffic light is State Street (see below for parking). Go straight through traffic light onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At second traffic light turn Right onto S. Gay St. The Tennessee Theatre is two blocks ahead on the right (look for the large marquee on building).

From South of Knoxville

(Chattanooga, Athens, Cleveland)

  • I-75 North to I-40 East towards Knoxville.
  • Take exit #388A, James White Parkway.
  • As you exit, get into left lane for the Parkway (right lane becomes exit for Summit Hill Ave.).
  • Follow overhead signs for Neyland Drive and exit for Cumberland Ave.
  • Take exit for Cumberland Ave / to Hwy 441.
  • First traffic light is State Street (see below for parking). Go straight through traffic light onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At second traffic light turn Right onto S. Gay St. The Tennessee Theatre is two blocks ahead on the right (look for the large marquee on building).

From East of Knoxville

(Newport, Asheville, NC)

  • I-40 West towards Knoxville.
  • Take Exit #388A (James White Parkway).
  • As you exit, get into right travel lane. Merge onto James White Parkway.
  • Follow overhead signs for Neyland Drive and exit for Cumberland Ave.
  • Take exit for Cumberland Ave / to Hwy 441.
  • First traffic light is State Street (see below for parking). Go straight through traffic light onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At second traffic light turn Right onto S. Gay St. The Tennessee Theatre is two blocks ahead on the right (look for the large marquee on building).

From West of Knoxville

(Kingston, Crossville, Cookville, Nashville)

  • I-40 East towards Knoxville.
  • Take exit #388A, James White Parkway.
  • As you exit, get into left lane for the Parkway (right lane becomes exit for Summit Hill Ave.).
  • Follow overhead signs for Neyland Drive and exit for Cumberland Ave.
  • Take exit for Cumberland Ave / to Hwy 441.
  • First traffic light is State Street (see below for parking). Go straight through traffic light onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At second traffic light turn Right onto S. Gay St. The Tennessee Theatre is two blocks ahead on the right (look for the large marquee on building).