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.


You are invited to celebrate with the new Tennessee charitable organization “Friends of the Grove Theatre”. A unique talent showcase will kick-off the mission of the new 501c3. “Oak Ridge Has Talent” will BENEFIT this important community asset that has benefited so many local groups. The Grove Theater, a Manhattan Project Legacy site, is celebrating 70 years of history and the 10th year of the re-opening of the theater by High Places Community Church for the use of our community partners. All proceeds will be used to maintain the facility as a Performing Arts Center for Oak Ridge and East Tennessee Organizations.

 “Oak Ridge Has Talent” Friday, March 28th at 7:00 PM will include performances from our community partners and other locals who want to support the Grove. Comedian and humorist Tyler Gooch will entertain between acts.

  • Ridge City Ramblers (Oak Ridge Blue Grass Band)
  • Traditional Irish Arts of Knoxville (TIAK Irish Band)
  • Emory Valley Center Puppeteers       
  • The Sound Company Smurfs
  • Dance With Me, Youth Performance
  • Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra – Mr. Alex Shor
  • Oak Ridge Community Band Tuba-Euphonium Quartet
  • Two Dances by Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Dancers
  • The MOOD (classic Rock and Country)
  • Talent from the Miss East Tennessee Scholarship Winners

The Event will also include a Silent Auction and Raffle Items. Refreshments will be available for purchase to benefit the Historic Grove Theater. 

General Ticket Price:  $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Children and Students to age 18:  $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Purchase Advance Tickets Online Now!

Tickets can be purchased by mail, at the Ferrell Shop in Jackson Square, or online at Brown Paper Tickets. More information can be found at   or by contacting Seaira Stephenson at 865-481-6546 or  Inquiries and tickets purchases can also be made by US Mail to Friends of the Grove Theater, PO Box 4985, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-4985.

 Also Available:

VIP Table of 8 ($200) includes 8 VIP Tickets, table decorated with old Grove movie relics, theater themed snacks, and beverages. Limited availability!

VIP Table of 4 ($100) includes 4 VIP Tickets, table decorated with old Grove movie relics, theater themed snacks, and beverages. Limited availability!