The Cookeville Performing Arts Center | PO Box 998 | Cookeville, TN 38503
10 East Broad Street, 38501
(931)528-1313 – phone | (931)520-5351 – fax
The Cookeville Performing Arts Center
The 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
Margery Hargrove Auditorium
go to the BACKSTAGE page for more info
by SUSAN GLASPELL
directed by Braden Wahl
by MARIE IRENE FORNES
directed by Joe Clark
**These productions contain mature language and subject matter that may be disturbing to some audience members.**
**The productions may not be appropriate for persons under 18.**
go to the NOW SHOWING page for more info
The Backstage at CPAC production of
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD
will represent Tennessee at the Southeastern Theatre conference in March 2017!
TICKETING FOR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER EVENTS
Generally, tickets are available for most events two weeks prior to the opening performance of the specific event. 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.
–Over the phone with Discover, Mastercard or VISA. Call 931-528-1313. If all lines are busy, please retry. There is a $1.00 per ticket convenience fee for phone orders.
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.