Visitors taking advantage of Tennessee’s impressive waterfalls, like Tennessee’s largest fall, Fall Creek Falls, should consider spending an evening at the theatre. One does not commonly look to Appalachia when thinking of the Performing Arts. They should, though, in large part due to the major contribution of the Cumberland County Playhouse.
Located about halfway between Nashville and Knoxville in the rural town of Crossville, along Interstate-40, this burgeoning theater is home to one of Tennessee’s cultural gems.
First opening in the 1960s in an effort to provide entertainment to rural Tennessee communities, this professional theater houses four stages, a host of educational programs and utilizes both a professional staff of actors as well as volunteers from the community. Outreach programs in a variety of the arts are available to residents of Southern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, North Georgia and Northeast Alabama thanks to Cumberland County Playhouse.With a budget well over one million dollars, 85% of funding for programs comes from revenue earned, am impressive number considering the theater’s location.
The theater’s birth and continuation is due only to the deep commitment by the local community to providing quality and meaningful performing arts to residents and visitors alike.Visitors enjoying one of the many shows at the Playhouse can also take in the majesty of Middle and Eastern Tennessee by visiting one of the many waterfalls such as Fall Creek Falls in nearby Sparta, Tennessee. State parks and Natural Areas abound offering its visitors many exciting outdoor experiences from bird-watching to fishing and swimming.
Cumberland County Playhouse
221 Tennessee Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555
Ticket Office/General Info 931-484-5000
Group Sales Office 931-484-2471
Administrative Office 931-484-4324
Production Shop/Rehearsal Hall 931-484-8710
Public Relations 931-484-8402