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The Cookeville Performing Arts Center "CPAC" is a 456 seat live performance theatre owned by the City of Cookeville and operated by the Department of Leisure Services. The facility was built with Model Cities grant money and opened in August 1979. CPAC houses the Margery Hargrove Auditorium, named in 1989 for the First Lady of Theatre in the area.

The Performing Arts Center staff produces the state, regional, and national award winning Backstage Series at CPAC series, an annual series of contemporary plays with variable and intimate seating and staging arrangements. In addition, CPAC is the home of Cookeville Children’s Theatre productions and a variety of special events including The Great TV Auction- the local PBS affiliate (WCTE TV) annual fund-raiser, Live Holiday Radio Theatre, various concerts, Indy films, forums, recitals, performances, seminars, and has served on several occasions as host of the annual Tennessee Theatre Association AACT/Fest. CPAC is available for rental at most affordable rates. For more information call 931-528-1313 or email

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Cookeville Performing Arts Center

10 East Broad Street
Cookeville, TN 38501

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