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The Franklin Theatre

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419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
615.538.2076 https://www.franklintheatre.com/

The Franklin Theatre Mission

The mission of The Franklin Theatre is to provide world-class performing arts experiences to diverse Williamson County residents and visitors and to be a platform for local philanthropic engagement and education, while providing unparalleled guest service.

The Franklin Theatre Story

Our enduring romance with the Franklin Theatre began in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street, invited Middle Tennesseans to buy a ticket – and laugh, cry and dream. Inside the theater 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. But 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-theaters.

Enter the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Rather than lose the heart of Main Street, the nonprofit preservation group stepped in to buy and rehabilitate the historic landmark. After three years of work – and an investment of more than $8 million – the historic Franklin Theatre re-emerged better than ever.

The new Franklin Theatre continues the cherished tradition of showing movies, but also adds a new dimension to Main Street – live music. With a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, and undeniable charm, the Franklin Theatre is destined to be an entertainment and cultural icon for years to come.

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January 2022

Act Too Presents: Ramona Quimby

January 28 @ 6:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Downtown Franklin Event Ramona Quimby at The Franklin Theatre.

Unpredictable. Exasperating. Boisterous and independent. That's Ramona Quimby for you. Always aggravating her older sister, Beezus, constantly getting into trouble…

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Legally Blonde – The Musical

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - January 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Franklin Event-Legally Blonde The Musical in downtown Franklin, by Act Too at The Franklin Theatre.

Act Too Presents: Legally Blonde in Downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the…

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Act Too Presents: Catch Me If You Can

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - January 30 @ 12:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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It's time to get live in living color! Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story, this…

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February 2022

Great Performances: Black Violin

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - February 6 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Franklin Theatre Great Performances- Black Violin

Part of the Great Performances Series at The Franklin Theatre February 5th - 2 PM and 8 PM February 6th…

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Celebration of Dance: Giordano Dance Chicago

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - February 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Celebration of Dance- Giordano Dance Chicago, Part of the Celebration of Dance Series at The Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, TN.

Part of the Celebration of Dance Series at The Franklin Theatre February 11th - 8 PM February 12th - 8…

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra

February 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Valentine event in Franklin, TN, Gateway Chamber Orchestra_Romantic Melodies.

Romantic Melodies Jessie Montgomery – Banner George Walker – Lyric for Strings Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings In our first masterworks…

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FT Live: Hot Tuna

February 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Franklin Theatre Live: Hot Tuna Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, perform with a well-honed and solid power –…

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FT Live: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Franklin Theatre Live - Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone in downtown Franklin, TN.

Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. At the age of fifteen,…

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FAM: Popovich Pet Comedy Theater

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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FAM- Popovich Pet Comedy Theater Franklin, TN.

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is entertainment for the whole family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills…

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March 2022

Captain Sandy: Lead-Her-Ship Tour!

March 3 @ 7:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Captain Sandy- Lead-Her-Ship Tour event in downtown Franklin, TN at The Franklin Theatre.

Cabaret and Premium Classic seating includes a post-show Meet & Greet! All aboard the Lead-Her-Ship cruise! Captain Sandy from Bravo's hit series Below Deck…

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Los Vivancos: The Flamenco Kings

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - March 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Los Vivancos- The Flamenco Kings, they are to perform in downtown Franklin, Tennessee at The Franklin Theatre.

Combining flamenco, ballet, martial arts, street dance, theatre and acrobatics with charisma, showmanship, and an exceptional sense of rhythm, these…

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FT Live: James Hunter Six

March 6 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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James Hunter Six_Music Event Downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

Over the span of 30 years, he’s worked on the railway, busked in the streets of London, provided backup vocals…

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Jeffrey Steele & Friends 2022

March 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Join us for an evening to remember. The Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund presents the 15th Annual Jeffrey Steele & Friends,…

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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - March 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live in downtown Franklin, TN.

Part of the Family Spotlight Series at The Franklin Theatre Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking…

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Eireann, A Taste of Ireland

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - March 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Part of the Celebration of Dance Series at The Franklin Theatre The fastest and greatest dancers in the land come…

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FT Live: Richard Marx

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - April 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Franklin Theatre Live- Richard Marx

Live Performance: Music    Richard Marx’s soon-to-be-released memoir, “Stories To Tell,” begins a few months before the coronavirus pandemic; then transports…

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April 2022

Great Performances: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - April 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Great Performances- Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Part of the Great Performances Series at The Franklin Theatre in Downtown Franklin For over three decades on the concert stage,…

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FT Live: Jesse Cook

April 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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FT Live- Jesse Cook Franklin, TN Event at The Franklin Theatre.

An accomplished guitarist, producer and equally prolific film maker, Jesse Cook has evolved his talents to create experiences that delight…

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FT Live: Pryor & Lee

April 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Black River Entertainment recording artists Pryor Baird and Kaleb Lee first met in 2018 as  contestants on the 14th Season…

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May 2022

SNAP – Contemporary.Mystery.Performance

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - May 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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SNAP - Contemporary.Mystery.Performance, magic show in downtown Franklin TN at The Franklin Theatre.

Part of the Family Spotlight Series at The Franklin Theatre This enormously entertaining and very creative magic show boasts a…

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June 2022

FT Live: The Seldom Scene

June 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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FT Live- The Seldom Scene, a music event in Franklin TN at The Franklin Theatre.

Since forming nearly 50 years ago, The Seldom Scene has brought both freewheeling joy and immaculate musicianship to their inventive…

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FT Live: The Paul Thorn Band

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - June 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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FT Live- The Paul Thorn Band Franklin, TN Event at The Franklin Theatre.

Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy,…

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