The Franklin Theatre | Where a Show is Only the Beginning

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In The Spotlight:

Rock and Roll Playhouse Sings The Beatles

April 1 || 12:30PM

"Country Legends" starring Patrick Thomas & Rachel Potter

April 7 || 8:00PM

An Intimate Evening with SmithField: Stories & Song

April 8 || 8:00PM

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Live Performances

April 1st 12:30 PM

Rock and Roll Playhouse Sings The Beatles

April 7th 8:00 PM

"Country Legends" starring Patrick Thomas & Rachel Potter

April 8th 8:00 PM

An Intimate Evening with SmithField: Stories & Song

April 10th 7:00 PM

The Stories Behind the Songs featuring Tim McGraw, Tom Douglas and The Warren Brothers

April 12th 8:00 PM

An Evening for Education

April 15th 2:00 PM

Puppy Pals

April 15th 8:00 PM

Deborah Allen

April 16th 8:00 PM

Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-A-Whirl Band

April 17th 7:00 PM

Music 4 Music Songwriters Night

April 18th 7:00 PM

An Evening with The Warren Brothers benefitting Faithfully Restored

April 19th 8:00 PM

An Evening with AJ Croce

April 20th 8:00 PM

Mixtape - 80s Tribute Band

April 24th 8:00 PM


April 27th 7:30 PM

Inaugural Franklin Theatre Songwriters Series featuring Tim Nichols, Jimmy Yeary, Matt Wynn and Autumn McEntire

April 28th 8:00 PM

O’SHEA & Friends

April 30th 8:00 PM

Karla Bonoff

May 12th 5:00 PM

Jungle Book Kids

May 13th 4:00 PM

Grease School Edition

May 14th 7:00 PM

Charlotte’s Web (A Play)

May 17th 7:00 PM

Studio Tenn: Here You Come Again

June 3rd 12:00 PM


June 3rd 4:00 PM

Grease School Edition TEENS

June 18th 8:00 PM

John McEuen & The Circle Band present "Will The Circle Be Unbroken."

June 23rd 8:00 PM

An Evening with The Secret Sisters

July 6th 8:00 PM

Heartshakers: A Tom Petty Tribute

July 8th 3:00 PM

Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone

July 21st 8:00 PM

JD Souther

July 22nd 6:00 PM

Wendy Moten Meet & Greet!

July 22nd 8:00 PM

An Evening With Wendy Moten: Singing the songs that should never be forgotten

July 27th 8:00 PM

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats

August 18th 8:00 PM

Katie Boeck of 'Spring Awakening' Sings Joni Mitchell's 'Blue'

August 19th 8:00 PM

"Domine" Pink Floyd Tribute: 50th Anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon

September 2nd 8:00 PM

Black Opry Revue

September 13th 8:00 PM

Joshua Radin

October 11th 7:00 PM

An Evening with Roger McGuinn

March 16th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland


April 6th 7:00 PM

Happy Gilmore

April 22nd 7:30 PM

Movie Gang Presents: The Princess Bride

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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.

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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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