The Cookeville Performing Arts Center | PO Box 998 | Cookeville, TN 38503
10 East Broad Street, 38501
(931)528-1313 – phone | (931)520-5351 – fax

a division of
The Department of Leisure Services
Cookeville, Tennessee


 The Cookeville Performing Arts Center

CPAC Ext 8.13.09 004The Cookeville Performing Arts Center is a 456 seat live performance theatre owned by the City of Cookeville and operated by the Department of Leisure Services. The facility was built with Model Cities grant money and opened in August 1979. CPAC houses the Margery Hargrove Auditorium, named in 1989 for the First Lady of Theatre in the area.

The Performing Arts Center staff produces the state, regional, and national award winning BACKSTAGE at CPAC series, an annual series of contemporary plays with variable seating and staging arrangements.  In addition, CPAC is the home of Cookeville Children’s Theatre productions and a variety of special events including The Great TV Auction- the local PBS affiliate (WCTE TV) annual fund-raiser, Live Holiday Radio Theatre, Tennessee Technological University Center Stage events, various concerts, forums, performances, pageants, seminars,  and has served on several occasions as host of the annual Tennessee Theatre Association AACT/Fest.  CPAC is available for rental at most affordable rates. For more information call 931-528-1313 or email.

At the Performing Arts Center

Cookeville Community Band Concert
November 29
CPAC-Margery Hargrove Auditorium
3:00 pm


Centre School of Dance
Winter Concert
December 5 & 6, 7:00 pm

Go to the NOW SHOWING page for more info

Cookeville High School Dance Arts
Winter Recital
December 11 & 12, 7:30 pm

Go to the NOW SHOWING page for more info

Stage One Dance Studio
December 17, 18, 19, 7:00 pm

Go to the NOW SHOWING page for more info


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Margery Hargrove Auditorium seating chart


-Tickets to most events at the Performing Arts Center are available:

In person at the CPAC Box Office, 10 East Broad Street, Cookeville, 9 am -5 pm Monday through Friday, and two hours prior to event performance time on weekends. Generally, tickets are available for most events two weeks prior to the opening performance of the specific event.

-Over the phone with Mastercard or VISA. Call 931-528-1313.  If all lines are busy, please retry. 

Phone orders will be charged to the credit or debit card account as a credit card purchase, and may be picked-up before the event during box office hours, or at the door up to two hours  before the event.  No tickets will be reserved without payment.  Please, no refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases.



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