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.

Making a difference for oak ridge and beyond!

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January impact highlights!

  • Over 600 participants enjoyed events in January! 
  • 11 unique groups, representing 22 creative teams combined for 17 events this month.
  • $1600 raised for charity in January
  • Charities benefited included Canine Companions and United Way of Anderson County. The United Way fundraiser was incredible -- featuring 10 bands!
  • The theater also provided shelter for a homeless couple during the brutally cold January month.
  • The Grove Theater received $300 in community donations to help cover utilities and consumables. 

FEBRUARY IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS!

  • Over 1,400 participants enjoyed events in February!
  • 12 unique groups representing our community combined for 23 events this month.
  • Performers from around the globe visited the 10th Annual Tune Junkie Irish Music Weekend. 
  • Heavy Metal made a showing in Oak Ridge with over six different metal bands from the Knoxville scene and beyond.
  • Approximately $9,000 in contributions came to the Grove through both church and community sources in order to repair a sprinkler pipe and roof failure damaged in the cold. Outstanding work done by Marvin Hatcher on the repair, opening the way for more recovered historic space. 

March IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS!

  • Over 1,200 participants enjoyed events in March!
  • 19 unique groups representing our community combined for 26 events this month.
  • Welcome Kortney Ross and Forte Forest music education classes to the Grove! Visit their FB page for more information on this exciting new opportunity for kids & new community partner at the Grove:  https://www.facebook.com/ForteForest/
  • Pageants, pageants, everywhere. March was the month for pageants as we hosted numerous spring beauty pageants this month... lost of spring bling!
  • Approximately $4,400 in contributions came to the Grove through the for matching capital campaign funds. Our quarterly match should arrive in April. Hooray and thank you everyone for chipping in!

 

april IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS!

  • Over 1,650 participants enjoyed events in April! This place was popping!
  • 12 unique groups representing our community combined for 24 events this month.
  • Comedy shows were a highlight of April! Thank you Danny Whitson for working so hard to get comedy in Oak Ridge! Please visit their FB page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ComedyAtTheGrove/
  • Our bi-annual Irish-Themed Quiz night was held on April 21st and it was a biggest and best ever. $4,400 was raised for Emory Valley Center and Friends of the Grove Theater! Thank you all who came out in support!
  • Our first quarterly match from the capital campaign arrived, bringing approximately $15,000 in matched money to Friends of the Grove. Look for big improvements to heat and air, carpet, exterior painting and more, coming soon!!