Top 12 theaters and dinner shows in the Smokies

Dolly Parton's Stampede
Dolly Parton's Stampede (photo courtesy of Dolly Parton's Stampede)

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Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer some of the best theaters, dinner shows and entertainment in the Smokies. If your family is searching for a list of family-friendly entertainment for your upcoming trip, look no further than this list of top theater and dinner shows:

Stampede
Photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com

1. Dolly Parton’s Stampede (Dinner Show)

Dolly Parton’s Stampede features a friendly North vs. South competition and a four-course feast of Southern comfort food. Guests will enjoy a live show featuring music, comedy, live animals, horse stunts and pyrotechnics during their meal.

  • Adult ticket prices: $59.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 453-4400
  • Website: dpstampede.com/pigeon-forge
  • Insider tip: Arrive early for the pre-show!* 
Pirates
Photo courtesy of Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show

2. Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show 

Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show is a dinner theater experience in Pigeon Forge. Guests join the adventures of the infamous pirate Blackbeard and his quartermaster Calico Jack. Guests receive a four-course feast in stadium seating during the show.

  • Adult ticket prices: $56.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2713 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 505-2469
  • Website: piratesvoyage.com/pigeon-forge
  • Insider tip: The staff stays in character. Play along! 

Read more: Review of Pirates Voyage (Caution me mateys, dad jokes dead ahead)

Hatfield
Photo courtesy of Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

3. Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show is a dinner theater experience in Pigeon Forge, featuring a homestyle all-you-can-eat feast. Hatfield & McCoy claims to put the “fun” in dysfunctional. Guests enjoy a comical, mountain-style feud during their meal.

  • Adult ticket prices: $56.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 119 Music Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 908-7469
  • Website: hatfieldmccoydinnerfeud.com
  • Insider tip: Build your own discount combo-pack and try out some additional dinner shows when you buy your tickets.

Read More: Review of Hatfield & McCoy: Murderous feud turned comedic dinner show

Comedy Barn
Photo courtesy of Comedy Barn Theater 

4. The Comedy Barn Theater

The Comedy Barn Theater is a live music venue in Pigeon Forge. The Comedy Barn has clean comedy routine for the family and is an award-winning family comedy variety show. The shows feature magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians and live music.

  • Adult ticket prices: $34.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2775 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 428-5222
  • Website: comedybarn.com
  • Insider tip: Eat before you go, no dinner is served.
Lumberjack Feud
Photo courtesy of Lumberjack Feud

5. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park 

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park is a tourist attraction in Pigeon Forge located in the Shops at Lumberjack Square. The show features two feuding families as they compete through 13 competitive lumberjack events in an outdoor amphitheater. The Adventure Park features a zipline roller coaster, the High Woodsman Challenge, competitive lumberjack events and more.

  • Adult ticket prices: $34.95 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 366-3330
  • Website: lumberjackfeud.com
  • Insider tip: The show is outdoors, so dress accordingly. (It is shaded and covered).
Impossibilities Show
Photo courtesy of the Impossibilities Show

6. Impossibilities Magic Show 

Erik Dobell is a master mentalist and magician. Dobell has traveled from Las Vegas to South Korea performing for audiences and companies such as the NFL, Macy’s and Goodyear, and now he performs at the historic Gatlinburg Space Needle.

  • Adult ticket prices: $27.95
  • Address: 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Phone: (888) 482-3330
  • Website: impossibilitiesshow.com
  • Insider tip: The venue is small, make reservations ahead of time. 
Theater of the Stars
Image graphic by TheSmokies.com / Individual images courtesy of Theatre of the Stars

7. Theatre of the Stars 

Theatre of the Stars is presented by producer John Stuart, creator of the longest running show in Vegas, Legends in Concert. The theatre offers a showcase of classic tribute shows and other performers.

  • Adult ticket prices: $22.39-44.84 (varies by performer)
  • Address: 2141 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 286-5448
  • Website: theaterofthestarspf.com
  • Insider tip: This is a new venue that replaced the Memories Theatre.

Read more: Theatre of the Stars replaces ‘Memories,’ The Voice’s Todd Tilghman to perform 

Murder Mystery
Image courtesy of Murder Mystery Dinner Show

8. Murder Mystery Dinner Show

This one-of-a-kind experience offers comedic murder mystery shows with a three course meal. The three different shows rotate throughout the week and include The Killbillies, Moonshine Murders and Who Shot the Sheriff. 

  • Adult ticket prices: $47.55 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2682 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge TN, 37863
  • Phone: (866) 624-7185
  • Website: murdermystery-pigeonforge.com
  • Insider tip: Be sure to arrive early!
Grand Majestic
Image courtesy of Grand Majestic Theater

9. Grand Majestic Theater

The Grand Majestic is home to four shows including Soul of Motown, Hit Parade, Hazard Hoedown and The Magic of Terry Evanswood. Evanswood previously performed at Wonderworks.

  • Adult ticket prices: $24.95-$36.95 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 774-7777
  • Website: thegrandmajestic.com
  • Insider tip: Food and drinks are not included in ticket price.
Country Tonite
Image courtesy of Country Tonite

10. Country Tonite 

Country Tonite theatre is a large venue for family-friendly shows with live music, comedy and dancing. 

  • Adult ticket prices: $33.50 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 129 Showplace Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 453-2003
  • Website: countrytonitepf.com
  • Insider tip: Book online to save $5. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult!  
Civil War
Image courtesy of Buttonwillow Civil War Theater

11. Buttonwillow Civil War Theater 

The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater is a theater company in Pigeon Forge. The show is about a Unionist who runs into his Confederate sister, both struggling to understand the other’s point of view. The show is described as light-hearted, educational and entertaining. 

  • Adult ticket prices: $29.95 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2135 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (423) 309-1667
  • Website: buttonwillowcivilwartheater.com
  • Insider tip: This is no longer a dinner show.
Red Skelton
Photo courtesy of Red Skelton Tribute Theater

12. Red Skelton Tribute Theater

Brian Hoffman’s Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton is the longest running show at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, and he is now performing in the Smokies.

  • Adult ticket prices: $33 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 167 East Wears Valley Road Ste 17, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 428-8900
  • Website: redskeltoncomedyshow.com
  • Insider tip: This is one of the smaller, more intimate venues in the area.

*Pre-show may be unavailable temporarily due to coronavirus concerns.

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