Performing Art & Comedy
Nashville Performing Arts
- Nashville has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is the major performing arts center of the city.
- It is the home of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Nashville Opera, the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Nashville Ballet. In September 2006, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center opened as the home of the Nashville Symphony.
- Nashville has an active theatre scene, and is home to several professional and community theatre companies.For a more comprehensive list of Nashville Theatre companies check out this website
Street Theatre Company offers beautiful, edgy theatre.The Nashville Repertory Theatre provides top-notch plays and musical with the finest actors in Nashville–and usually at least one, amazing original script from a local playwright.
Studio Tenn Theatre Co. fuses Nashville with Broadway actors to produce incredible, classic shows that everyone loves.
Blackbird Theatre Co. explores pieces that leave an audience thinking and discussing ideas not generally discussed at the dinner table.
Nashville Shakespeare Co with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. It does not get better–taking Shakespeare and putting a vision/twist that makes it fresh and new.
Nashville Children’s Theatre is one of the oldest and top-rated children’s theaters in the US.
One community theatre, Circle Players, has been in operation for over 60 years.
- Third Coast Comedy Club is the only venue in Music City dedicated to local based Nashville comedy showcasing sketch, improv, and stand-up. I’m personally a huge improv comedy fan and highly recommend an improv show. Music City Improv is the longest-running Improv Troupe in Nashville and has shows on the 3rd Friday of each month and has my highest recommendation, other local improv groups include LOL Nashville, Nashville Improv, Yes and, Sprocket, Off Broads, Delayed Gratification, Belmont’s Follies, and Vanderbilt’s Tongue & Cheek (TNC), Infinity Etc, M-Prov, Franklin Improv All-Stars, and I’m sure there are others.
Third Coast is also the where the annual Third Coast Improv Festival is held.
- Zanies Comedy Club is Nashville’s oldest comedy spot and popular with National aka Big Name acts.
- The Big Bang Bar with Dueling Pianos, though not a comedy club per say, there is a lot of laughs and energy at The Big Bang Bar