Arts & Culture
Arts Council of Oak Ridge
PO Box 4324
- The Arts enlighten our understanding, facilitate communication across cultures, help us define who we are, and replenish our spirit. Visitors are encouraged to experience one of the most unique aspects of our community through the many arts organizations. Contact the Arts Council for a complete calendar of events.
Oak Ridge Art Center
201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge
- Permanent collection of contemporary international artists as well as featuring rotating exhibits of local and regional artists.
- Tuesday – Friday 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday – Monday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oak Ridge Civic Music Association
PO Box 4271, Oak Ridge
- Established in 1943, visitors can enjoy many performances throughout the year by talented avocational and professional musicians of the Oak Ridge Symphony and Oak Ridge Chorus.
Oak Ridge Playhouse and Junior Playhouse
27 East Tennessee Avenue
- The Oak Ridge Playhouse is one of the oldest continually operating community theaters in the country. A professionally-managed volunteer organization, the Playhouse annually produces a diverse season of musicals, plays and children’s theatre for audiences and participants of all ages. Located in Historic Jackson Square, the Playhouse offers quality entertainment at an affordable price. Event tickets may be purchased at our box office 12 noon-5:30 pm M-Sat, or 24 hours a day at our secure web site.
Oak Ridge Community Orchestra
- The Community Orchestra showcases the talent of local area performers and composers at as many as six concerts per year.
Oak Ridge Ballet
- The Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association (ORCBA) was organized in 1963 and is the oldest continuously chartered non-profit dance organization in Tennessee. While classical ballet is the primary art form performed at the ORCBA, modern, character, and ethnic dance have also shared the ORCBA stage. Internationally-renowned talents such as Anna-Marie Holmes, David Holmes, Joan Kunsch, Christian Addams, Greg Larson, Eda Krasova, Mika Yoshida, and now Molly Quist have served as ORCBA artistic directors. RCBA presents two productions a year, one in November and the other in March or April. Since ORCBA does not maintain a standing company of dancers, each production is cast from open auditions held for all interested dancers from Anderson, Knox, and surrounding counties. ORCBA is an asset to be enjoyed by the whole community, and so dancers from all area dance schools are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to perform in classical ballet productions, often sharing the stage with professional guest artists!