Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre

Declared an Historical Treasure by the City of Gatlinburg and given special recognition by the 102nd Tennessee State Senate, Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre has been entertaining audiences at the charming 1890s-style theatre since 1977. It’s the oldest purveyor of original musical comedies, outrageous humor and hilarious fun in the Smokies.

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre offers you two hours of topnotch entertainment filled with hilarious, never before seen fun for all ages with lots of audience participation. Your evening includes an Original Musical Comedy, an old time sing-a-long with totally unrehearsed comic surprises, and a Vaudeville-style Review of songs and sketches surely to keep you smiling for days. PLUS... we offer TWO new and completely different shows which alternate throughout the season. So, if you enjoy yourself at one performance (and we know you will), you can return the next night for an entirely different show.

At Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, it’s hilarious musical fun from start to finish; every second filled with the broadest of humor, the silliest of slapstick and the sneakiest of double-takes. From the moment you enter the Victorian-style lobby, you know you are in for a special treat. The unique format used at the Theatre harks back to the old Music Halls of the 1890’s.

Our multi-talented performers, all well-seasoned professionals, take turns adding their uniqueness to the inevitable comic mayhem for which Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre is renowned. The Theatre opened in 1977 and, since that time has been recognized as one of the most innovative and unusual professional theatre companies in the country.

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Latitude: 35.7148759 Longitude: -83.510845 Elevation: 1303 ft
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Seasons Open

Spring, Summer, Fall, (April - December).

Hours Open

Showtime 8 p.m. See website for the full schedule of shows: www.sweetfannyadams.com


Regular $21.75 + tax; Seniors $19.75 + tax; Children $7.95 + tax

Eco-Friendly Notes

We try! We are members of the Gatlinburg Goes Green initiative through the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Unfortunately we are not fully ADA compliant. However, we have widened one of our entrances and made space to accommodate wheelchairs. We have many fans with disabilities who love the shows.

Pet Friendly Notes

We only permit service animals in the theatre, a few have actually been on stage.


One of the most entertaining theaters in the country!

Richard MacPherson, 10/30/2011

I worked with Don and Pat MacPherson in the 60's and 80's and have been a devoted friend for many, many years. Doing shows and being their friend was ALWAYS hilarious.

Katie Parkin, 10/30/2011

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