Tivoli Theatre Foundation Invests In Walker Theatre Updates

Venue To Host More Performances With Show Announcements Coming Next Week

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Tivoli Theatre Foundation was established in July, 2015 to oversee the Tivoli Theatre, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, and the Walker Theatre. Since its inception, the Foundation has breathed new life into the Tivoli Theatre and Memorial Auditorium by bringing in high profile performers such as Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, Brian Wilson, John Prine, My Morning Jacket, a full Broadway season, and many more. 

The Foundation will continue to program the Tivoli and Memorial and is now ready to bring more shows to the Walker Theatre, located inside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium at 399 McCallie Ave. The Foundation has invested in updates to the Walker including a new state-of-the-art sound system, new lighting rigs and spotlights, updated pit seating, concessions and lobby area, all designed to deliver a world-class concert and entertainment experience. The Walker has a more intimate feel than the Tivoli or Memorial with a capacity of around 850 and will draw national touring acts in music, comedy, and more. 

“The Walker Theatre is a wonderful venue and has been a community asset for decades," said Nick Wilkinson with the Tivoli Theatre Foundation.  "The Tivoli Theatre Foundation is excited to invest significant resources back into the Walker and build on the successful revitalization taking place throughout all of our theatres.  The Walker Theatre will further enhance our ability to bring world-class entertainment to Chattanooga, and we are thrilled about our upcoming lineup.” 

The Walker will be ready for its first show in mid-October, with new show announcements coming next week. Show information will be found at TivoliChattanooga.com and the Foundation encourages everyone to sign up for the newsletter for the latest show announcements, presale opportunities, and news for all three venues – the Tivoli Theatre, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, and Walker Theatre. Visit TivoliChattanooga.com to sign up for the newsletter or click here.

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