Shakespeare on the Hill: Much Ado About Nothing

  • May 9 - 19, 2024
  • Mabry-Hazen House

    1711 Dandridge Avenue
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
Ticket Price $15.00-$50.00 This event is now over

Knoxville Shakespeare and Mabry-Hazen House present Shakespeare On The Hill: Much Ado About Nothing

The Tennessee Stage Company opens its 34th season with Shakespeare On The Hill. At 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 9 - Saturday, May 11, 2023, 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 16 - Saturday, May 19, 2023, and a 2:00 pm Matinee on Sunday, May 12 & Sunday, May 19, 2023, the company will present the Bard’s much beloved play, "Much Ado About Nothing" in collaboration with Mabry-Hazen House.

The play will take place on the grounds of the historic house museum. Evelyn Hazen, the last of the Mabry-Hazen family to live in the house, was very fond of Shakespeare’s works and the house museum preserves many of her books, papers, and writings about the Bard.

Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and other ways to enjoy this open-air show. Refreshments and light concessions will be available for purchase.

Playing for six evening performances and two Sunday matinees:

  • Thursday, May 9: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday, May 10: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 11: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Sunday, May 12: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday, May 16: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday, May 17: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 18: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Sunday, May 19: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Doors open thirty minutes before the show, with the show beginning promptly at 7:30.

In cases of rain, tickets will be honored at later performances.

Individual Tickets: $15.00

Group Rate of 4 Tickets: $50.00

Neighborhood Resident Ticket: $10 with proof of 37915 or 37916 zip code, to be purchased at the Mabry-Hazen House Office or at the door of the event.

All Children Under 6 Are Free

We will honor Penny for the Arts, covering children up to age 15. For more information, visit

Proceeds benefit actors, Tennessee Stage Company, and Mabry-Hazen House.


Date & Time

May 9 - 19, 2024

Venue Details

Mabry-Hazen House

1711 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915 Mabry-Hazen House
Mabry-Hazen House

The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry's Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collections in America with over 2,500 original artifacts on display. Learn about the origins of Knoxville's iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families. 

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