“the theatre capital of knoxville tennessee”
The Clarence Brown has a rich history and a mission equally focused on enriching the culture of Knoxville and training the next generation of great artists. In this section you can learn about our professional affiliations, read about our mission and history, check out each of our 3 venues, and find out how you can be a part either on stage or off. Clarence Brown was nominated for six Academy Awards as Best Director during the 1930’s. He worked with some of the brightest stars of the golden age of Hollywood, including Clark Gable, Rudolph Valentino, Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Jimmy Stewart. He made the transition from silent films to talkies with such classics as The Yearling, Intruder in the Dust, National Velvet, and Ah, Wilderness! Brown was the favorite director of Greta Garbo, and they worked together on several films, including Anna Christie, perhaps Brown’s most celebrated motion picture. The Clarence Brown Theatre for the Performing Arts at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was formally dedicated in November of 1970. Heralded at the time as one of the finest facilities in the nation, the theatre remains a superb performance venue and is one of the showplaces of the UT Knoxville campus.
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Clarence Brown Theatre
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