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In The Spotlight:

Only Hope: A Musical Tribute To A Walk To Remember

April 25-28

Champian Fulton sings The Music of Billie Holiday

May 9 | 7:30 PM

Lead Singers of Chicago & Boston

May 31 | Two Shows

Variety on Main

May 20 | 7:30 PM

Franklin Theatre Songwriters Series

May 21 | 7:30 PM

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Live Performances

April 25th 8:00 PM

Only Hope: A Musical Tribute to A Walk to Remember

April 30th 7:30 PM

An Evening of HOPE with Walker Hayes

May 3rd 8:00 PM

T Bone Burnett

May 9th 7:30 PM

Great American Songbook Series: The Music of Billie Holiday ft. Champian Fulton Trio.

May 10th 5:00 PM

Finding Nemo Kids

May 11th 4:00 PM

Spongebob the Musical Youth Edition

May 12th 7:00 PM

Wizard of Oz

May 18th 8:00 PM

Forever Abbey Road

May 20th 7:30 PM

Variety on Main - May

May 21st 7:30 PM

Songwriters Series: Anthony Smith, Richie McDonald and Jerrod Niemann

May 22nd 8:00 PM


May 23rd 8:00 PM

Kings of Queen: A Queen Tribute Band

May 24th 8:00 PM

Mitch Rossell

May 30th 7:00 PM

The Millionaire Mission Book Tour

May 31st 6:00 PM

Lead Singers of Classic Rock: Tommy DeCarlo and Jason Scheff

June 1st 12:00 PM

Into the Woods

June 5th 2:00 PM

Sawyer Brown: "Get Me To The Stage On Time" Documentary

June 7th 8:00 PM

Charles Esten

June 8th 8:00 PM

Tom Dreesen, Memories as Frank Sinatra's Stand-up Comedian

June 13th 8:00 PM

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter

June 22nd 8:00 PM

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

July 6th 8:00 PM

Lisa Brokop and Paul Jefferson Present: 'The Patsy Cline Project' & 'Hank Lives'

July 11th 8:00 PM

The Establishment with Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald: "On The Sunny Side Of The Street"

July 14th 3:00 PM

Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone

July 20th 8:00 PM

Cledus T. Judd

July 26th 8:00 PM

Levi Kreis

July 27th 8:00 PM

Heartshakers: A Tom Petty Tribute

July 28th 8:00 PM

Heartshakers: Full Moon Fever

August 2nd 8:00 PM

An Evening with Grammy Award Winner John Berry

August 31st 7:30 PM

The Exotics 60th Anniversary

September 28th 8:00 PM

Molly Hatchet


May 1st 7:00 PM

Wes Anderson's Birthday! The Grand Budapest Hotel

May 4th 1:00 PM

May the 4th! Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

May 4th 4:30 PM

May the 4th! Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

May 4th 8:00 PM

May the 4th! Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

May 17th 7:00 PM

The Movie Gang Presents: The Wizard of Oz

May 18th 11:00 AM

Saturday Morning Cartoons! The Princess and the Frog

May 19th 3:00 PM

Faith, Hope, and Classics: An American in Paris

May 19th 7:00 PM

Superhero Sunday! Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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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 and invited Middle Tennesseans to buy a ticket to 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.

Discover the whole story of how it was saved and re-emerged as an Art Deco-inspired gem responsible for cultural and economic vitality in the region.

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