Tickets & Events

Tickets & Events

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Academy Park Performing Arts Center is a unique venue designed to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing an array of programming including concerts, theatrical productions, recitals, festivals, and workshops.

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Shakes a midsummer nights dreamSeptember 13 -  16, 2018
Join us as we bring Nashville Shakespeare Festival's annual Shakespeare In the Park production to Academy Park!

Love.  It is the dream that we want to be ensnared in.  Powerful and magical, but at it’s worst, a fickle illusion.   Shakespeare’s classical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream explores the duality of love in a magical, transformative production that asks: if we are in love are we ever in control? So bring your blankets, chairs or just yourselves and join us for an enchanting evening of classical theater under the stars. Each night's schedule will be as follows:
5:30pm Talking Shakespeare
5:30pm Vendors open
6:00pm Preshow Entertainment
7:00pm Performance

 ElfFairyCampWebSeptember 10 - 12, 2018
Give your child the experience of being part of Shakespeare In the Park at Academy Park!
Nashville shakespeare Festival is offering Elf and Fairy Camp for ages 6-12.
$200 - Register for session 6

Camp Schedule: 4:00-6:30 Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 10-12- training/rehearsals (Instruction begins at 4:30 to accommodate later school dismissals. The first 1/2 hour will be warm-ups and crafts.)

Show schedule: Thursday-Sunday,Sept 13-16, 5:50pm call, 7:00pm performance

Elf and Fairy Camp will include:
- Role of Elf/Fairy in Shakespeare in the Park 2018's production of A Midsummer night's Dream where they will be taught the "Fairy Song" and dance for the show performing alongside the apprentice Company and professional actors.
- Introduction to Shakespeare's use of language and play through sonnets and songs
- One memorized sonnet, to be performed as part of the pre-show entertainment
- An introduction to the Apprentice Company program

Rehearsals and performances will take place here at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

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SBetter Options poster - Copy (2)eptember 22nd, 2018
Better options TN presents: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER


Enjoy A Night To Remember, where you will be treated to delicious food and drink while being dazzled by some of Opera's best, including Michelle Nicolo Prentice (soprano), Gregory Fisher (tenor), Barbara Santoro (piano and mezzo soprano) and featuring Dan DeFigio (piano).
A Night to Remember is a fundraising event for Better Options, TN, whose mission is to help people of all nationalities assimilate and to engage them through Mentoring, Life coaching, Legal information, Housing and Rental Referrals, and Translation and Interpretation Services.

totg-art-web-thumbnail-1October 4th - 14th, 2018
Blackbird Theater presents: TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
(Rated PG-13)
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm 


In a secretive Victorian manor, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Annie Oakley, and Arthur Conan Doyle are among the nineteenth century luminaries locked in a battle of wits and ideologies with a killer in their midst, as their dream for a modern utopia turns into a Gothic nightmare.

This original comedic thriller by Blackbird founders Wes Driver and Greg Greene has earned critical acclaim, including recognition as Best New Play of 2010 by the Nashville Scene. The show has enjoyed subsequent productions in New York City, Memphis, and Jefferson City, and is back in Middle Tennessee by popular demand! More information at 

NewsiesCYTOctober 25th - 27th, 2018
CYT Nashville presents: Disney's NEWSIES
Thursday - Saturday at 7:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm 


Carry the Banner with CYT as they bring Disney's NEWSIES to life on stage. Inspired by a true story set in turn-of-the-century New York City, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "Newsies," who rallies Newsies from across the city to strike against unfair conditions and fight for what's right when titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, NEWSIES brings a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience!