The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Jack Kenner.Many different groups perform at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Jack Kenner.Stage view of The Cannon Center for Performing Arts. Photo by Jack Kenner.Cannon Center for Performing Arts located on the downtown trolley line. Photo by Baxter Buck.
Meetings & Venues

The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

255 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103

The multi-purpose facility hosts general sessions for conventions in the RenasantConvention Center plus other events including ballet, opera, pop and jazz concerts, touring theatrical productions, children's theater and is also the home of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

• Connected to over 300,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, including a 28,000 square foot ballroom

• Downtown Center is located in the heart of a major metropolitan area with a population of over 1,000,000

• Seating and balcony are configured in a classic horseshoe plan

• Unobstructed views of the entire stage area from the orchestra, mezzanine, balcony and side boxes

• 2 loading bays - on Front Street

• 14 dressing rooms (four 1-2 persons; two musician changing rooms; four 4-6 person, four 10 person) - Six on the stage level and eight on the mezzanine level.

• 2 orchestra pits; each lift has four positions: stage level, audience seating level, orchestra pit level and chair wagon storage level. Upstage lift is approximately 15' deep a the center; downstage lift is approximately 10' deep.

• Lift speed: 5 feet/minute; lifting capacity: 50 lb/square foot, plus dead load of lift. Sustaining capacity: equal to stage floorFor complete floorplans and layouts, click here.

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  • Area
    • Downtown
  • COVID-19 Availability
    • Additional Information: Event information may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details with event organizers.
    • Open
  • Facility Amenities
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Reservations Accepted
    • Tours Available
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Box Office 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 2 hours prior to event.
    • Number of Parking Spaces: 700
  • Group Information
    • Group Rates Available
  • Meeting Facility Details
    • Box Office
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Concession Stands
    • Free Parking
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Restrooms
    • Wheel Chair Storage
By The Numbers
  • 0 miles
    Distance From Memphis Cook Convention Center
  • 11.6 miles
    Distance From Memphis International Airport
  • 1
    Number of Meeting Spaces