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, the Kiwanis Club auction, Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League’s regional one-act play competition, 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

The 2015-2016 Backstage at CPAC series in announced!
First up-


go to the BACKSTAGE page for more info


At Dogwood Performance Pavilion
in Dogwood Park

Third Thursday Concert
August 20, 7:30 pm
The Ballinger Family Band


-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 one-and-one-half 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, leave a message and a phone number at which you can be reached.  Messages will be returned in the order in which they were left.  Tickets purchased will be charged to the account and will be held at the box office until the time of the event.


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 one-and-one-half hours  before the event.  No tickets will be reserved without payment.  Please, no refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases.



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