The Arts at Center Street

Local, Original, & Meaningful.

The Arts at Center Street is a performing arts center and home to the Arts at Center Street Theatre Company, located in Nashville, TN.


Kaytek the Wizard Puppet Show
Apr
20
4:30pm 4:30pm

Kaytek the Wizard Puppet Show

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The Arts at Center Street hosts Brian Hull's puppet show adaptation of "Kaytek the Wizard," the 1933 children's book written by Polish author Janusz Korczak!

Kaytek, a mischievous schoolboy who wants to become a wizard, is surprised to discover that he is able to perform magic spells and change reality. He begins to lead a double life: a powerful wizard in the dress of an ordinary boy. Revolving around the notion that power is not without responsibility, nor without repercussions, this story speaks to every child's dream of freeing themselves from the endless control of adults, and shaping the world to their own designs.

This program is limited to children ages 9 and above, and younger children or babies will not be admitted to the theater.

The show is from 4:30-5:30pm. Doors open at 4:00pm. Tickets are free. You must have a ticket to attend the show. 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
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BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
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BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
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BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
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BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
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BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
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BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
__________________________________________________________________

BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
__________________________________________________________________

BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
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BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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BREATHE, A New Musical
Mar
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

BREATHE, A New Musical

There is a tension between advancing a career and making time for the people you love. No matter how gifted someone thinks they are, or how successful they’ve been at overcoming limitations, everyone has to confront the power of death and the constraints of time. BREATHE is the story about a gifted doctor’s ambition to save those he loves by overcoming the limitations set in place by the administrative powers bent on making money, while coming to the sobering realization that he can’t save everyone. Can he confront the power of death and the constraints of time, surrendering his ambitions to be present with those he loves? Or will he risk losing those last moments with them in order to work and maybe, save them from dying?
__________________________________________________________________
BREATHE, A New Musical, opens March 2 and closes March 12. There are 10 available show times. This is a family-friendly musical. We recommend that only children ages 5 and above attend. 

The show is approximately 3 hours in length, with a 10-minute intermission. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 for seniors and students. 

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OPEN MIC
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

OPEN MIC

The Arts at Center Street is happy to present our Fall open mic night, featuring only local poets!

 

Hosted by: The Arts at Center Street

401 Center Street, Nashville, TN 37138

$5 cover charge

Sign-ups begin at 8:00pm

Event begins at 8:30pm

Performers must be 18 years or older

In order to perform, you must submit a summary of your act and/or lyrics in advance to: info@theartsatcenterstreet.com.

For more information, call the Arts at Center Street Box Office at: (615) 541-9716

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Sep
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

Fall Musical Auditions

The Arts at Center Street is hosting auditions for our Fall Musical! This two-act original work will be performed December 8-10 and January 12-15, for a total of 10 performances.

 

Audition requirements:

1 Monologue, 1 Song

 

Auditions will on average last between 5-7 minutes, but will be scheduled in 15 minute increments. To schedule an audition, please email: sara@theartsatcenterstreet.com, or call (615) 541-9716.

Audition location: 401 Center Street, Old Hickory, TN 37138

Children ages 6 and above are invited to audition as well.

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"Mental": An Arts at  Center Street Original Production
Jun
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

"Mental": An Arts at Center Street Original Production

Mental examines the functional dysfunctionality of the human experience, and the ways in which people choose to navigate life’s turbulence. 

After her divorce, 40-year old Amy Clark-Reed returned home to her religious, medicated mother Ellie, who has a history of running off without notice. Lately, anytime Mom runs off, Amy and her siblings get together for a meal and wait for the cops to bring her home. The play joins the Clark siblings for 12 hours at the house where they grew up, in a small town on the outskirts of wine country in Northern California.

Mental is the newest play from writer and director, Gregg D. Garner, whose most recent work “ALIEN: The Musical,” was performed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), and reprised for the Chancellor of Vanderbilt and his lecture series at the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. The musical received critical acclaim, including “Most Outstanding Original Play/Musical” from renowned Nashville critic, Jeffrey Ellis in 2016.

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"Mental": An Arts at  Center Street Original Production
Jun
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

"Mental": An Arts at Center Street Original Production

Mental examines the functional dysfunctionality of the human experience, and the ways in which people choose to navigate life’s turbulence. 

After her divorce, 40-year old Amy Clark-Reed returned home to her religious, medicated mother Ellie, who has a history of running off without notice. Lately, anytime Mom runs off, Amy and her siblings get together for a meal and wait for the cops to bring her home. The play joins the Clark siblings for 12 hours at the house where they grew up, in a small town on the outskirts of wine country in Northern California.

Mental is the newest play from writer and director, Gregg D. Garner, whose most recent work “ALIEN: The Musical,” was performed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), and reprised for the Chancellor of Vanderbilt and his lecture series at the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. The musical received critical acclaim, including “Most Outstanding Original Play/Musical” from renowned Nashville critic, Jeffrey Ellis in 2016.

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"Mental": An Arts at  Center Street Original Production
Jun
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

"Mental": An Arts at Center Street Original Production

Mental examines the functional dysfunctionality of the human experience, and the ways in which people choose to navigate life’s turbulence. 

After her divorce, 40-year old Amy Clark-Reed returned home to her religious, medicated mother Ellie, who has a history of running off without notice. Lately, anytime Mom runs off, Amy and her siblings get together for a meal and wait for the cops to bring her home. The play joins the Clark siblings for 12 hours at the house where they grew up, in a small town on the outskirts of wine country in Northern California.

Mental is the newest play from writer and director, Gregg D. Garner, whose most recent work “ALIEN: The Musical,” was performed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), and reprised for the Chancellor of Vanderbilt and his lecture series at the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. The musical received critical acclaim, including “Most Outstanding Original Play/Musical” from renowned Nashville critic, Jeffrey Ellis in 2016.

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"Mental": An Arts at  Center Street Original Production
Jun
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

"Mental": An Arts at Center Street Original Production

Mental examines the functional dysfunctionality of the human experience, and the ways in which people choose to navigate life’s turbulence. 

After her divorce, 40-year old Amy Clark-Reed returned home to her religious, medicated mother Ellie, who has a history of running off without notice. Lately, anytime Mom runs off, Amy and her siblings get together for a meal and wait for the cops to bring her home. The play joins the Clark siblings for 12 hours at the house where they grew up, in a small town on the outskirts of wine country in Northern California.

Mental is the newest play from writer and director, Gregg D. Garner, whose most recent work “ALIEN: The Musical,” was performed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), and reprised for the Chancellor of Vanderbilt and his lecture series at the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. The musical received critical acclaim, including “Most Outstanding Original Play/Musical” from renowned Nashville critic, Jeffrey Ellis in 2016.

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"Mental": An Arts at  Center Street Original Production
Jun
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

"Mental": An Arts at Center Street Original Production

Mental examines the functional dysfunctionality of the human experience, and the ways in which people choose to navigate life’s turbulence. 

After her divorce, 40-year old Amy Clark-Reed returned home to her religious, medicated mother Ellie, who has a history of running off without notice. Lately, anytime Mom runs off, Amy and her siblings get together for a meal and wait for the cops to bring her home. The play joins the Clark siblings for 12 hours at the house where they grew up, in a small town on the outskirts of wine country in Northern California.

Mental is the newest play from writer and director, Gregg D. Garner, whose most recent work “ALIEN: The Musical,” was performed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), and reprised for the Chancellor of Vanderbilt and his lecture series at the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. The musical received critical acclaim, including “Most Outstanding Original Play/Musical” from renowned Nashville critic, Jeffrey Ellis in 2016.

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言Speak Life
Nov
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

言Speak Life

uSpeak Life is a series hosted by Saran "S-Wrap" Thompson, featuring local spoken word artists Brandy Rogers and Liza Kawaller. The event is themed around concepts of life and positivity, which have been highlighted throughout Thompson's career as an artist. 

LIZA KAWALLER is a real estate agent with Dwell Music City by day, and a spoken word artist living in Nashville, with a background in acting. 

BRANDY ROGERS is a creative missionary with a heart for the next generation. Her mission is to inspire, love, lead and challenge others to live the life that created and crafted for the by God himself.  A catalyst for freedom and firestarter of dreams, she brings a unique perspective on her art & the acts of creating. "I want to inspire every person to live their "uniqueness" out loud...without regret."

SARAN "S-WRAP" THOMPSON is a bilingual hip-hop artist, poet, and producer from Antioch, Tennessee who strives to make music that promotes positivity and reinforces integrity with his listeners. His music is made from the heart so that it resonates with the soul, and ripples around the world.

Doors open at 7PM, Event begins at 7:30PM.

Cover charge: $5.00

Must be 18 or older to attend. 

 

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Oct
19
to Nov 30

Acting Essentials Class

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ACTING ESSENTIALS: 

Taught by: Corey Streeter, Robert Munoz and Canaan Kagay (With guest appearances by Creative Director of the Center Street Theatre Co., Gregg Garner)

This 7-week course is designed equally for beginning actors and actors with experience, providing a comfortable atmosphere in which participants can learn basic acting skills, and understand an actor's journey as he or she develops their character. 

Course exercises will include improvisation, cold readings, script analysis and monologues and scenes from theater and film. The course will culminate in a performance hosted by The Arts at Center Street Theater Venue, to which friends and family are invited to enjoy our hospitality, and celebrate the successful development of actors who have participated in the course. Not exclusive to aspiring actors, for those who merely desire a better knowledge of the actor's process will find it beneficial; directors and playwrights are encouraged to participate as well. 

The Details:

Mondays, 8pm-10pm 

Maximum, 12 students, minimum, 6 students (enrolled by October 18)

Cost: $196/person. 

Enroll by emailing or calling the Arts at Center Street box office: (615) 541-9716 or info@theartsatcenterstreet.com 

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Jul
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

ALIEN: The Musical at TPAC

ALIEN: The Musical, originally produced and performed at The Arts at Center Street, will be shown at the James K. Polk Theater in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic production. 

 

For more information, visit www.alien-themusical.com

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Jul
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

ALIEN: The Musical at TPAC

ALIEN: The Musical, originally produced and performed at The Arts at Center Street, will be shown at the James K. Polk Theater in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic production. 

 

For more information, visit www.alien-themusical.com

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Jul
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

ALIEN: the Musical at TPAC

ALIEN: The Musical, originally produced and performed at The Arts at Center Street, will be shown at the James K. Polk Theater in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic production. 

 

For more information, visit www.alien-themusical.com

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Jul
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

ALIEN: The Musical at TPAC

ALIEN: The Musical, originally produced and performed at The Arts at Center Street, will be shown at the James K. Polk Theater in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic production.

 

For more information, visit www.alien-themusical.com

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The Arts at Center Street  |  401 Center St  |  Nashville, TN 37138  |  (615) 541-9716