Founded in 2006, Encore Theatrical Company believes in the power of the arts. Through live performances and educational programs, Encore provides quality entertainment by creating opportunities for the artistic minds in our region to exercise, nurture, and grow their talents. By cultivating and promoting the performing arts, Encore strives to improve the quality of life in the Lakeway Area. From a main stage season of exciting plays and musicals, to educational programs, touring shows to schools, community choirs, and other outreach and volunteer activities, Encore has something for every person wanting to perform. Main stage productions are presented at Walters State Community College.
Having celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2014, the Theatre Guild is one of the state's oldest community theatres. Founded in 1934, the Theatre Guild, Inc. is the longest, continuously-running community theatre in the state of Tennessee. The mission of the Theatre Guild is to inspire, nurture, challenge, amaze, educate, and empower artists and audiences in order to make the Lakeway area a more conscious and compassionate community. The Theatre Guild stimulates, celebrates, and enhances the understanding of ourselves and others through the shared experience of live theatre by producing exciting plays and musicals marked by innovative interpretations and a reflection of our community and the world in which we live.
Current show and ticket information is available on the website.
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center in neighboring Greeneville features performing arts for all tastes, from traveling troupes to symphony orchestra performance, Broadway musicals and plays to concerts my major artists. Season schedule and ticket prices are available on the website.
Mon.-Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM, Saturday by appointment
Rose Center is Morristown and Hamblen County's community cultural center. Located in Morristown's first coeducational public high school built in 1892, the facility is named after Judge James G. Rose, Civil War Hero and Chairman of the School Board at the time when plans for construction of the school were initiated. The building operated as a school until 1975, at which time a group of local citizens organized, raised funds to replace the vintage roof. Since 1975 Rose Center has been the cultural and performing arts hub of the Lakeway area. It features an art gallery, concerts, classes and a sales gallery. It is also the location of the award-winning Mountain Makins festival, a celebration of Appalachian culture and folk life.
The Department of Music and Theatre at Walters State Community College has a vibrant array of performing arts opportunities. Offerings include numerous concerts and theatrical productions throughout the year. The Music Department offers opportunities for students and community members to perform in the Concert Choir, Sensations, Women's and Men's Choral Ensembles, Community Band, Community Jazz Band, and Community Chorale.