Arts, Music & Entertainment in Memphis

Arts, Music & Entertainment in MemphisMemphis is known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll and the Home of the Blues, and you can find plenty of these performances in M-town. However, Memphis offers far more in the line of entertainment than just musical performances. Check out a play or other live performance at some of these great venues.

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Be awed by some of the best entertainment and arts at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. You can find a wide variety of productions at the Cannon Center. Everything from dance performances-from ballet to folklorico to contemporary-and stand-up comedy can be found under one roof.

Address: 255 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 576-1201
Web: www.memphistravel.com

Emerald Theatre
For cutting edge entertainment dealing with controversial issues not normally produced by conventional theatres, go to Emerald Theatre Company. This theater showcases many plays, ranging from serious dramas to lighthearted musicals, which present GLBT concerns and themes. Tickets are available for single or seasonal showings, with discounts for seniors and students.

Address: 2805 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112 - MAP
Phone: (901) 272-0909
Web: www.etcmemphistheater.com

Hattiloo Theatre
Hattiloo Theatre is a Black repertory theatre company that is dedicated to developing a Black theater that is accessible to, relevant to, and reflective of a multicultural community. The theater stages at least seven major productions and about six special performances authored by Black writers each entertainment season.

Address: 656 Marshall Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 525-0009
Web: www.hattiloo.org

TheatreWorks
TheatreWorks hosts several of the city's theater companies, including Emerald Theatre Co., Voices of the South, Ballet on Wheels, Bluff City Tri-Area Theatre Co., New Moon Theatre Co., Our Own Voice, FreakEngine, Project: Motion and the Young Actor's Guild. It's definitely the "go-to" venue for theater production and entertainment in Memphis.

Address: 2085 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 - MAP
Phone: (901) 274-7139
Web: www.theatreworksmemphis.org

Theatre Memphis
The oldest and most successful community theater in the state, Theatre Memphis was founded in 1920 and continues to provide Memphis with enriching theatrical performances and entertainment. Theatre Memphis runs a yearlong season, with 10-11 shows and a sprinkling of special events each season. Catch a variety of performances, from drama to comedy to musicals, such as Chicago, Emma, The Importance of Being Earnest and the annual A Christmas Carol.

Address: 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN 38117 - MAP
Phone: (901) 682-8601
Web: www.theatrememphis.org

New Daisy Theatre
All ages are welcome to come to concerts at the New Daisy Theatre on Beale Street. This theater hosts a wide range of musical entertainment. Whether you are into blues, rock, metal, country or alternative, you can find a local, regional or national band performing some of your favorite music at this venue.

Address: 330 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 525-8981
Web: www.newdaisy.com

Germantown Community Theatre
Watch a timeless story performed at the Germantown Community Theatre. Entering into its 40th season, this community theater produces comedies, dramas, classical musicals, and other entertainment that appeals to all ages. Special events, performances and classes occur throughout the year, and the company encourages people of all ages in the community to volunteer and become involved in the art of theater.

Address: 3037 Forest Hill Irene Road, Germantown, TN 38138 - MAP
Phone: (901) 754-2680
Web: www.germantowncommunitytheatre.org

Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy symphonic and classical music in the Home of Blues and Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll. Rock out in a more mature manner to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's beautiful Masterworks Series, contemporary Pops Series, moving Classic Accents Series or harmonic Opus One.

Address: 585 South Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38117 - MAP
Phone: (901) 537-2525
Web: www.memphissymphony.org

Opera Memphis
Be moved by the union of words and music at the Opera Memphis. Charted in 1956 by a group of Memphians interested in producing regional opera, Opera Memphis successfully produces three operas each season, as well as hosting special events and reaching out to the community through educational programs.

Address: 6745 Wolf River Parkway, Memphis, TN 38120 - MAP
Phone: (901) 257-3100
Web: www.operamemphis.org

Orpheum Theatre
Catch a Broadway play or a popular concert at the Orpheum Theatre. This elegant entertainment venue showcases some of the most famous local, national and international performers in Memphis. Watch a play or musical performance, or even a movie, at this Renaissance-style theater. Events and shows occur on an almost daily basis, so there is always something to see at the Orpheum.

Address: 203 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 525-7800
Web: www.orpheum-memphis.com

AMUM
Take in the beauty of the art and artifacts housed at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis. AMUM offers exhibition space for the University's Department of the Arts as well as other traveling exhibits. The museum also houses a number of permanent collections, such as drawings, paintings, sculptures and various global antiquities.

Address: 3750 Norriswood, Memphis, TN 38111 - MAP
Phone: (901) 678-2000
Web: www.memphis.edu

Also...

Circuit Playhouse

Address: 66 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104 - MAP
Phone: (901) 726-5523
Web: www.playhouseonthesquare.org