How many shows does Pull-Tight produce each season?
Our regular seasons usually include six main-stage shows. Our season begins in July and runs through June.
What kinds of shows does Pull-Tight produce?
We try to offer a range of shows that include both plays and musicals. On our stage you’ll likely see productions of the most familiar shows published in the 20th and 21st centuries. We also introduce newer and lesser-known shows that we think our audiences will appreciate.
What should I expect at a Pull-Tight performance?
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. We seat approximately 90 patrons per performance in unreserved seats. You can purchase water, soft drinks and candy at intermissions for $1 per item. Two restrooms are available in the hallway opposite the entrance.
We provide reserved accessible seating for patrons with mobility challenges. You may signify your need for accessible seating during checkout in our online box office. Or, email us to request this service prior to your performance date.
Casual attire is welcome.
Our contracts with show licensors do not allow photography or video capture of any kind during performances.
Smoking is never permitted inside the Pull-Tight Theater.
What are your ticket prices?
Ticket prices for individual shows are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (age 60 and up), and $16 for children and students.
Season ticket prices for the 2022-23 season are $102 for adults, $90 for seniors, and $78 for children and students.
How do I purchase season tickets?
We offer season tickets during June and July for the upcoming season. Season ticket sales close 18 days prior to the first performance of the season’s first show.
How do I purchase single show tickets?
We offer online purchasing beginning at 10 a.m., two Mondays before a show’s opening performance. The link to purchase tickets will be on the Current Show page and Box Office page of the website. You may also call our box office phone number, (615) 791-5007 to place a credit card order. In very limited circumstances, we have seating available at the door 30 minutes before a performance begins. You may pay with cash or credit card in our lobby. We cannot guarantee any availability of tickets at the door as our shows often sell out ahead of time.
What is the history of the Pull-Tight Theater?
Our theater is one of the oldest free-standing buildings in Franklin. Missionaries built the structure in 1868 as the first church in our city for freed slaves. A cornerstone to the left of the entrance identifies Wiley Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, 1925, named for the denomination’s bishop. The year 1925 was when the current foyer was added following tornado damage. The church congregation ceased using the building in 1945. It exchanged hands many times in the ensuing decades, spending one period as an antique shop. Pull-Tight Players has used the building since 1985.
Can I rent or borrow your theater for a performance, event or gathering?
Contractually, Pull-Tight Players is not allowed to consider requests for use of the theater from third parties.
How can I volunteer with Pull-Tight?
We are an entirely volunteer-based organization that depends on community involvement. We always welcome newcomers. Volunteer opportunities exist for our show cast and crew, door-working during performances, committee membership, set construction, technical work, and many other roles. A volunteer who has achieved a minimum amount of involvement may run for our board of directors to serve for a three-year term. Volunteers may become eligible for show direction or production once they have served as show assistant director, stage manager, or choreographer.
How do I audition for a show?
Pull-Tight always holds open auditions for every show. We do not pre-cast roles and welcome anyone to audition. Watch the Auditions tab on our website menu for information about upcoming auditions.
How do I donate to Pull-Tight?
We thank the generous donors who have given monetary donations over the years. Learn more about donating to Pull-Tight.
How do I stay in touch with Pull-Tight?
Sign up for our email newsletter to stay informed about shows, volunteer opportunities, and other events.
Visit our website regularly.