Renaissance Center – Rental Facilities

1200 East Center Street

The Kingsport Renaissance Center is a facility which serves the community as a center for the arts, community recreation, senior citizen’s activities, and as a facility for business meetings, parties, receptions, classes, showers, and day-long seminars with breakout rooms.

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.

The facility includes a 350-seat theatre, three-story sky-lit atrium, art gallery, gymnasium, meeting rooms and offices. 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 and features a different exhibit each month.  These displays are great to view during meeting breaks and performance intermissions.

Meeting space at the Renaissance Center is managed by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. For more information and reservations contact 423-392-8414.