Studio Tenn makes The Factory at Franklin permanent location

Let’s roll back the curtain.

A rendering of the entrance to Turner Theater via the inside of The Factory at Franklin.

The announcement comes after much renovation news surrounding The Factory at Franklin.

Rendering provided

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This theater is about to be a (Studio) Tenn. Studio Tenn, a professional theater company in Franklin, announced it will call The Factory at Franklin its permanent home.

The multimillion-dollar theater will be named Turner Theater in honor of philanthropist Cal Turner’s donation to the arts program. A tentative opening is set for August before the start of the 2023-2024 season — which will also mark the first time in the organization’s history that all of a season’s performances debut in one location.

What to expect

📍 Location

  • In and around the area where the Jamison Theater was previously, next to the new Grand Hall and Mojo’s Tacos.

🎭 Amenities

  • A lobby named in honor of philanthropists Calvin and Marilyn LeHew
  • Box office, dressings rooms, spacious aisles, gathering areas, and a balcony
  • Seating for 329 patrons
  • Permanent lighting and professional-grade sound and acoustics

💰 Funding

  • The “Make.Believe.” capital campaign aims to raise $3.5 million for construction and management of the theater
  • Make a donation
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