The Franklin Theatre | Where a Show is Only the Beginning

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In The Spotlight:

Black Violin

Feb. 5-6

Giordano Dance Chicago

Legendary Jazz Dance Company | Feb. 11-13

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Hilarious Family Show | Feb. 27

Hot Tuna | Feb. 18

"A Psychedelic-Blues Institution” – Rolling Stone

Los Vivancos: The Flamenco Kings

International Dance & Music Spectacle | Mar. 4-5

10th Anniversary Documentary

Watch The Jewel of Main Street

Put Your Message On the Marquee

Proposals, Congratulations, Photo Ops, Etc.

Gift Cards Available!

Give the Gift of Entertainment

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Live Performances

January 23rd 6:00 PM

Act Too Presents: Ramona Quimby

January 29th 1:00 PM

Act Too Presents: Legally Blonde

January 29th 7:30 PM

Act Too Presents: Catch Me If You Can

February 5th 2:00 PM

Great Performances: Black Violin

February 11th 8:00 PM

Giordano Dance Chicago

February 14th 7:30 PM

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

February 18th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Hot Tuna

February 22nd 6:30 PM

Rock A.L.S. Benefit Concert

February 26th 4:00 PM

FT Live: Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone

February 27th 1:00 PM

FAM: Popovich Pet Comedy Theater

March 4th 8:00 PM

Los Vivancos: The Flamenco Kings

March 6th 8:00 PM

FT Live: James Hunter Six

March 7th 7:00 PM

Jeffrey Steele & Friends 2022

March 30th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Richard Marx

April 8th 8:00 PM

Great Performances: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

April 11th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Jesse Cook

April 25th 7:00 PM

Carrie Murphy

May 6th 8:00 PM

SNAP - Contemporary.Mystery.Performance

June 10th 8:00 PM

FT Live: The Seldom Scene

June 24th 8:00 PM

FT Live: The Paul Thorn Band

November 26th 8:00 PM

Rhythmic Circus - Holiday Shuffle

March 17th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland

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Where A Show Is Only The Beginning

Attracting thousands of guests every year, The Franklin Theatre actively contributes to the cultural and economic vitality of Williamson County. Its dramatic history began in 1937 with the movie "Night Must Fall". Yet over time, it gradually fell into disrepair and closed in 1989. Through an outcry of community support, it was acquired, renovated, and reopened in 2011 by the Heritage Foundation as an Art Deco-inspired, intimate 300-seat, nonprofit venue that hosts concerts, theatre, cinema, and community events... each an unmatched live experience that creates a lasting impact on and off the stage.

Experience the 10th Anniversary Documentary!

Host Your Event or Put Your Name in Lights - The theatre and the marquee are available to rent.

About The Franklin Theatre

Our enduring romance with The Franklin Theatre began in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street, invited Middle Tennesseans to buy a ticket - and laugh, cry and dream. Inside the theatre walls, moviegoers enjoyed fresh popcorn, afternoon matinees and first kisses. They walked away with a lifetime of memories.

Over the next 70 years, the world changed a lot - but The Franklin Theatre stood as a testament to a simpler way of life. Yet time eventually took its toll on the venerable movie house, and the doors closed in 2007 under the pressing of rising rents and the trend toward mega-theatres.

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