The Grove Theater

The Grove Theater in Oak Ridge holds a rich history of memories for many in the East Tennessee area. Constructed during the Manhattan Project & recently rennovated, the theater is home to numerous Arts & Sciences organizations. It is currently owned and operated by High Places Community Church.

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Celebrating The Grove Theater: Past, Present, and Future

First, the PRESENT: On the last weekend of March, you are invited to join Oak Ridgers as we celebrate the Grove Theater and it's many faces over the years. Please click the links below to find out more information about the events taking place at the celebration.

In recognition of the fact that the Grove is a place of history that holds many wonderful memories for Oak Ridgers, a new non-profit organization, Friends of the Grove Theater, Inc. was formed earlier this year to help preserve this Manhattan Project legacy site. The mission of Friends of the Grove is to "support and enhance the Historic Grove Theater for the purpose of better serving its many community partners." The newly registered TN charitable organization is dedicated to providing a viable future for the Grove, which is currently used by a large number of area groups as a performing arts center. The last weekend in March will mark the ten-year anniversary of the purchase and renovation of the historic theater, located at 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge.

Since the reopening of the Grove Theater, local organizations have been welcomed for community events including concerts presented by the Emory Valley Center, the Children’s Museum, the Ulster Project, Sound Company, Habitat for Humanity, Oak Ridge High School Arts and Music Programs, Oak Ridge Boys and Girls Clubs, Contact Helpline, Oak Ridge Youth Symphony, Atomic City Sportsman Club, Second Harvest Food Bank, the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet, the Oak Ridge Playhouse, the Cumberland Music Association, Dance with Me, and many others. Money raised from “Celebrating the Grove Theater” weekend will be used to improve and maintain the theater which has traditionally been open to the public, without regard to ability to pay. Help us to keep the Grove Theater open and available to all!