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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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:
  • 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!



  • 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:
  • 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!!