Tennessee Performing Arts Center
The Tennessee Performing Arts Complex is a three-theatre facility that occupies an entire block in downtown Nashville. The idea for the large-scale performing arts facility came from Martha Rivers Ingram, who was on the board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and wanted to see something similar in her hometown. After eight years of campaigning, the TPAC was opened in 1980. The building's three theatres are each named after the three US presidents that hailed from Tennessee, and with a seating capacity of 2,472, Andrew Jackson Hall is the largest theatre in the complex. The spacious proscenium theatre features continental seating and it is the perfect setting for Broadway productions.
After renovations in 2003, guests can now enjoy a new and improved lobby, featuring a 30-foot-wide wall of water known as “Tennessee Falls,” a beautiful and interactive art installation, stunning interior and exterior views, and improved amenities, including two elevators, three times the number of facilities in the renovated restrooms, and a box office counter.
Andrew Jackson Hall Seating Chart
Andrew Jackson Hall prides itself on not having a bad seat in the house! Its phenomenal acoustics and expert sound and lighting, plus amazing sight-lines, mean that guests enjoy a full sensory theater experience wherever they sit. The theater has continental seating, which means aisles are located to the far right and far left; there is no center aisle.
Seating is on several levels, including: Orchestra, Tier, Balcony, and two Loge sections.
For guests that use wheelchairs and guests with diabilities, companion seating is available. Assistance with seating and accommodating mobility devices is available from trained staff and volunteers.
Wheelchair accessibility in Andrew Jackson Hall is available in the back of the Orchestra level in rows Y and Z, where seats can be removed to accommodate a wheelchair or left in place for a companion. In the tier level of Jackson Hall, other limited mobility seating is available, accessible by elevator. Guests can access rows E and P of the tier without crossing any interior stairs.
Andrew Jackson Hall Rules
- Andrew Jackson Hall is a non-smoking facility and no tobacco products of any kind are allowed, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and vaporizers.
- Smoking in any part of the building is prohibited, but is permitted at least 50 feet from any entrance to the building.
- Coffee, water, soft drinks, wine, beer, mixed drinks, soft pretzels, hot dogs, chips, popcorn, caramel corn, candy, cookies, and other specialty items are sold at TPAC's Center Landing Cafe prior to performances and during intermission.
- Food and drinks purchased in the lobby are allowed into the theater for its Broadway Season and TPAC Presents shows.
- There is no dress code at Andrew Jackson Hall. Guests often “dress up” for evening performances, particularly for weekend shows, a number of guests dress casually whenever they come to Andrew Jackson Hall. For weeknight and matinee performances, people tend to dress more casually, and blue jeans are permitted.
- Animals (other than service animals) are prohibited in the building.
- Firearms are prohibited in any state building.
Tennessee Performing Arts Center Parking
Parking at Andrew Jackson Hall is close, safe and convenient, and there are many options. Nashville City Center Parking is a free self-park with easy access, located behind Nashville City Center and accessible from Sixth Avenue N. More free self-parking is available from 6:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in the state lots behind the Supreme Court Building (off Charlotte Avenue, between 7th & 8th Avenues) on event nights.
Designated by the City of Nashville, accessible parking is available during events and can be found on both sides of 6th Avenue, between Deaderick Street and Charlotte Avenue. 24 hour accessible parking can be found on the north side of 6th Avenue 7 days a week. Guests with disabilities also have the option of drop-off on the corner of Union Street and 6th Avenue.
For $20, Eagle Parking provide a valet service for ticketed events at Andrew Jackson Hall, with drop-off and pick-up located on 6th Avenue by the marquee entrance to TPAC near the corner of Deaderick Street.
Staying in Nashville
Staying in Music City? Nashville offers more live music than anywhere in the world and from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to the Honky Tonk Highway, there are hundreds of unique musical experiences to be the soundtrack to your stay! A cultural capital of the US, Nashville is not only a top-spot for music of all kinds, but has no end of art exhibits, historical tours, family fun and outdoor activities to enjoy. And as for food... With local ingredients, great events, and culinary experiences from casual barbecue to fine dining, Nashville has it all. When it comes to places to stay, Nashville has a whole host of accommodation on offer – there's something for everyone!
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