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.



Saturday, June 1 – Save the Date for the 2019 Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival

On June 1, the 2nd  Annual Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival presents the magic of storytelling with three performances by three world-class tellers: Carmen Agra DeedyBil Lepp, and Bobby Norfolk. This year the event will be at the Historic Grove Theater in Grove Center, Oak Ridge, TN.

The tellers will share different stories at each show. The performances:

       10 a.m. – 12 p.m., family-oriented show with special pricing

       2 p.m. – 5 p.m. with intermission

       7 p.m. – 10 p.m. with intermission

Buy tickets at,, and Facebook. Also available at The Ferrell Shop, Oak Ridge.

Early Bird price $40 for both afternoon and evening shows. Single show $25. Family show $30 for up to 2 adults and 2 children ages 5-18, with separate adult and child tickets available.

If you attended last year, you know about the special experience of live storytelling. If you missed it, you can discover it this year! Get your tickets, bring some friends, share it on your social media.

Minton Sparks Writing Workshop returns on Friday May 31, 1—4 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium, Oak Ridge. “My Crazy Kin—Transform Your Family Stories into a Compelling Personal Narrative” - Minton will help you develop your own stories. Buy tickets at the same places as Tales. $100.


Visit and Flatwater Tales on Facebook. Email

The 2018 inaugural Tales sold out, so buy tickets early! These tellers sell out performances nationwide.

The annual Flatwater Storytelling Festival weekend is an all-volunteer effort led by the three Oak Ridge Rotary Clubs to entertain, bring people together, and to celebrate and support our community.