Carpetbag Theatre Inc.

Carpetbag Theatre Inc.
1323 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917

Phone: (865) 544-0447
Fax: (865) 544-0447


The Carpetbag Theatre’s mission is to give artistic voice to the underserved, particularly in the communities of place, tradition and spirit which constitute our audience. We address the issues and dreams of people who have historically been silenced by racism, classism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression.

For over thirty-five years we have told stories of empowerment, celebrated African-American culture and revealed hidden stories. Our curatorial process engages artists using the following criteria: aesthetic excellence, current program initiatives, appropriateness for our audience and economic feasibility.

House Capacity: 70

Disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre, Spoken Word, Multi-Discipline