Tennessee Stage Company Presents Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. May 9th thru the 19th. Thursday thru Saturday night performances beginning at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinee performances at 2 pm. Tickets available at TennesseeStage.Com

WHAT: Knoxville Shakespeare on the Hill:          Much Ado About Nothing

WHEN: May 9th – May 19th

SHOWTIMES: Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm

WHERE: Mabry-Hazen House

DETAILS: Join us for Knoxville Shakespeare on the Hill as we return to the historic site of Mabry-Hazen House to perform William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing


What You Need to Know:

  • Our performances are outdoors, at the Gazebo across the lawn from the historic home.
  • Some chairs will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own outdoor chair.
  • Audience members will be able to check in or purchase tickets and  then grab their spots on the lawn starting 30 minutes prior to curtain.
          • 7:00 pm Thursdays through Saturdays and 1:30 pm on Sundays.

Knoxville Shakespeare on the Hill is made possible in part by:

– The East Tennessee Foundation’s Katherine Davis Moore and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) David Foundation Fund;

– Federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance;

– And Patrons Like You!

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.


It’s 1989, and 4 performers just bombed.

Where it all started…

Sitting around a sandwich shop, in High Point, North Carolina, four East Tennessee actors are bemoaning their auditions. As it sometimes happens, they each walked out of their shot a season’s worth of work, saying the same thing: “Well, that went badly.” So someone came up with a brilliant idea– let’s start our own thing.

And that is how the Tennessee Stage Company was born.

East Tennessee Shakespeare in the Park’s inaugural season in 1990 began with Taming of the Shrew in the World’s Fair Park Amphitheater. The next step, was 2003’s production of As You Like It, at the then unfinished Market Square. When we started “Shakespeare on the Square”, we set out to continue to bring Shakespeare to the city of Knoxville in an a way we hadn’t seen before. For Seventeen years, thousands of patrons flocked to our home on Market Square. We experimented with other outdoor theatre spaces when the pandemic hit by using Ijams Nature Center. As we grow, we want to expand the possibilities beyond the Square. We hope you share our excitement for the future and fondly remember our past. Thank you for being here.

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