The Bijou Theatre was opened in 1909 as a part of the already existing Lamar house (built in 1817) and still stays true to its classic architecture, acoustics and ‘small-theatre, big feel’ ambience.
The theatre has special seating which are immersive and is loved especially for music concerts and is an experience in itself as you breathe in the history of the city while seeing its modern, performing-arts pulse come to life.
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Have seen many musicians at this restored theater and it's usually a positive experience, considering the limited spaces they have to work with, both in the lobby and in the auditorium. Acoustics are not quite what we expect today, but the sound quality is much better than it once was.
One of the best places to see a show in Knoxville. Not a bad seat in the house. Be sure to bring cash for the bar though.
Terrible staff! Horrible! Appalling customer service! They have a ticket scalping problems, mismanage sales, and the staff are terrible. I have had more than one problem with tickets from them, in the past. This last visit was the worst! If you have any issues with your tickets, seats, other guests, or any other types of issues, do not waste your time talking to the lower level staff. They will give you the run around, kick you out-of they can, will humiliate you, or try to make you spend more money - if possible. They tried to make me repurchase my own seats, when they claimed not to have my tickets! I had purchased the tickets directly from them, had the email confirmation directly from their staff email address! I even showed them a bank statement of the purchase which said Bijou clear as day on it, and they still tried to deny us entry! If you have any issues ask/demand to speak to the GM, Tom Bugg, he was a little bit more helpful, claimed it was a misunderstanding, apologized. But with the constant repeat issues, I suggest you try avoiding here if possible!
Great venue in a beautiful old Vaudeville era theatre! The sound quality is amazing and there's not a bad seat in the house.
First time visiting this theater. Pretty on the inside. Slightly historic feeling. Didn't get to look around much.