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Renaissance Center

1200 East Center Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 392-8414

www.arts.kingsporttn.gov

 

The Kingsport Renaissance Center is a facility which serves the community as a center for the arts and senior citizen's activities, and as a facility for business meetings, parties, receptions, classes, showers, and day-long seminars with breakout rooms. It is managed by the City of Kingsport's Cultural Services Division as part of Parks and Recreation. The facility includes a 350-seat theatre, three-story sky lit atrium, art gallery, gymnasium, meeting rooms and offices. The Kingsport Renaissance Center, formerly the John Sevier School, was renovated in 1991 and now stands as one of Kingsport's most prominent landmarks. It is an architect's masterpiece and stands as a constant reminder of Kingsport's history and as a reality of creative dreams. The Renaissance Center's diversity makes it unique and truly a model that sets renovation standards by which all others can be measured.

Theatrical performances and concerts are scheduled in the 350-seat theatre throughout the year. The theatre is available for meetings and seminars and is an ideal facility for 200 people, with nearby breakout rooms, suitable for all day functions with or without meals.

 

A variety of rooms are available for rent, as well as a three-story atrium that seats 50 on each level. The atrium is ideal for a registration and refreshment area for up to 200 people. This arrangement is ideal to incorporate along with the use of the theatre, room 239, room 310, and/or the art gallery.  The three levels of the sky lit atrium lend themselves to various forms of gatherings. You may also want to provide refreshments for your event, either by bringing your own food or making arrangements with your favorite caterer.

The Art Gallery on the second level is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00am--8:00pm & Saturday 9am--12Noon.  Also open during Special Events. The Art Gallery features a different exhibit each month.  These displays are great to view during meeting breaks and performance intermissions.


Call or stop by for a detailed rate schedule and availability of support equipment.

 

 *Click here for photos of Rental Spaces*

 

Spaces Available for Rent: Rental Rate:
Room 310 - Rehearsal Hall (36' x 54')
 (Capacity: 200 reception/125 sit-down)
$22 per hr (3-hr min)
Base fee, $22
Room 239 - Exhibit/Meeting  (23' x 46')
 (Capacity: 100 reception/60 sit-down)
$20 per hr (3-hr min)
Base fee, $20
Gallery -Both Sides (Rooms 231 & 232)
 
(Capacity: 100 reception/50 sit-down)
$20 per hr (3-hr min)
Base fee, $20
     Gallery -Room 231 - (23' x 30')
    
(Capacity: 50 reception/25 sit-down)
$13 per hr (3-hr min)
Base fee, $13
     Gallery -Room 232 - (23' x 30')
     (Capacity: 50 reception/25 sit-down)
$13 per hr (3-hr min)
Base fee, $13
Room 230 - Meeting Room  (23' x 30')
 (Capacity: 50 reception/25 Classroom style)
$13 per hr (3-hr min)
Base fee, $13
Room 228 - Meeting Room  (23' x 30')
 (Capacity: 50 reception/25 sit-down)
$13 per hr (3-hr min)
Base fee, $13
Theatre (350 seats -use of house lights only) $25 per hr (3-hr min)
Base fee, $25

Gymnasium (27' x 76')  No Food/Drinks
 (Organized Team Sports Only)

$20 per hr (2-hour minimum)
Base fee, $10
Room 109 - Dining Room (DJ allowed) $20 per hour (3-hr min)
Base fee, $20
1st Floor Courtyard
 
(Capacity: 200 people reception/50 sit-down)
$20 per hour (3-hr min)
Base fee, $20
2nd or 3rd Floor Atrium
 
(used in conjunction with another room rental)
 
(Capacity: 50 people sit-down)
$20 per hour (3-hr min)
Base fee, $20


*Fees are per hour with a three-hour minimum rent unless otherwise specified. 

*Time required by renter to setup, decorate, load in materials, and cleanup will be charged as rental time.

*Payment is due 30 days prior to your scheduled event.  Cash or checks only.  No credit cards accepted at this time.

*Prices are subject to change.

 

For more information call (423) 392-8414.

The Administrative Office is located on the 2nd Floor in Room 224.


The Kingsport Renaissance Center is conveniently located on E. Center Street.  Visitors may easily access the facility from I-181 (I-26) by taking exit 4 (old exit 51), Wilcox Drive, and proceeding 3.1 miles to Center Street.  At E. Center Street take a left and the facility will be on your right as you top the hill. 

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DIRECTIONS from surrounding areas:

From Bristol Area:

Follow US-11 W toward Kingsport

- Turn LEFT onto N. Eastman Rd.  (0.8mi)

- Turn RIGHT onto E. Center Street  (1.1mi)

The facility is on your right as you top the hill.  Parking is also available in back of building.

 

From Johnson City Area:

From I-26 N /US-23 N toward Kingsport

- Take EXIT 4 (old exit 51), TN-93 S / Wilcox Drive  (0.4mi)

- Go STRAIGHT through red light, onto Wilcox Dr. / TN-126 E  (3.0mi)

- Turn LEFT onto E. Center Street / TN-36  (0.1mi)

The facility is on your right as you top the hill.  Parking is also available in back of building.

 

From Knoxville Area (North I-81):

From I-40 E toward Asheville

- Merge onto I-81 N via EXIT 421 on the LEFT toward Bristol  (56.9mi)

- Merge onto I-26 N / US-23 N via EXIT 57B toward Kingsport  (4.3mi)

- Take EXIT 4 (old exit 51), TN-93 S / Wilcox Drive  (0.4mi)

- Go STRAIGHT through red light, onto Wilcox Dr. / TN-126 E.  (3.0mi)

- Turn LEFT onto E. Center Street / TN-36  (0.1mi)

The facility is on your right as you top the hill.  Parking is also available in back of building.

 

                               

 


City of Kingsport

Parks & Recreation 

Kingsport Renaissance Center

1200 E. Center Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

423-392-8414

 

 

 

 

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