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Here you can get information to help you plan the perfect experience at The Cannon Center of Performing Arts.

Box Office 
Located at 255 North Main Street,
Memphis, TN. 38103.
It is open 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
and on show days.

Will Call Information
Will Call is located at the Cannon Center Box Office and opens 90 minutes prior to event. You must have your actual credit card and picture ID to pick up tickets.

Parking Information
There are three levels of on-site parking and enough space (including handicap) for over 750 vehicles. We'd recommend using the garage entrance on Front Street between Poplar Ave. and Winchester Ave.

Facilities Overview

The world-class Cannon Center for the Performing Arts officially opened to rave reviews in January 2003. The 2,100-seat multi-purpose facility is the home of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and hosts a multitude of other events including ballet, opera, pop and jazz concerts, touring theatrical productions, children's theater and general sessions for conventions in the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

Technical Specifications


Proscenium Opening: 40' x 55'

Stage Depth: rear wall: 50'4"

Plaster Line at Center Stage To:

  • spot booth: 122'
  • mix position: 69'2"
  • balcony wall: 204

Loading dock:

  • located at rear of theater on Front Street
  • 2 bays — 100' x 30
  • 2 sets of loading doors, 18' x 5' each (from shop to stage)

Orchestra Pit:

  • Downstage — 10' front center
  • Upstage — 15' from center
  • Both — 25' from center

Dressing Rooms

Stage Level

  • 4-star dressing rooms (1-2 people)
  • 2-musicians changing rooms (10 people)

1 level above

  • 4-6 person dressing rooms
  • 4-chorus rooms (12 person stations)
  • 1-crew locker room


  • 15 total
  • All dressing rooms have restrooms with showers, make-up counters (except musicians changing rooms), Broadway lights, individual climate control, program and paging. Most dressing rooms have phone hook-ups.
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