Bijou Theatre

The Bijou Theatre is one of East Tennessee's oldest and most revered performance venues, opening in 1909 as part of the Lamar House hotel, one of the oldest buildings in Knoxville. Tabbed by the New York Times as "one of the best sounding rooms in this country," the Bijou offers a clear stage view and aural excellence from every seat.

The mission of the Bijou Theatre is to provide an excellent performance venue for the Knoxville community at reasonable cost for presentations including local jazz ensembles, smaller choral groups, solo and small instrumental groups, student opera productions, and local musical theater. In addition, the Bijou strives to bring special cultural and entertainment events that will enrich the lives of East Tennesseans, stimulate cultural diversity, promote the growth of downtown, and reflect excellence in the performing arts. 

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Latitude: 35.962335 Longitude: -83.917015 Elevation: 921 ft
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Seasons Open


Hours Open

Varies depending on show schedule


Varies depending on artist

Eco-Friendly Notes

In the processes of purchasing LED green stage lighting through an awarded grant. Planning process is underway for additional greening initiatives.

ADA Accessibility Notes

ADA accessibility excluding the balcony.

Pet Friendly Notes

Trained service dogs only.

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