Antoinette HallTennessee's Oldest Surviving Opera House
Help Save the 1868 Antoinette Hall Opera House
Antoinette Hall Opera House was built during the summer and fall of 1868 on the southeast corner of the Pulaski Public Square following a fire that destroyed most of Pulaski’s east side. It opened Christmas of 1868 and offered a venue for traveling entertainment, local productions, lectures, graduations and many other events over a 50-year period.
The Opera House’s Mansard roof once enclosed an ornate performance hall replete with lavish wall coverings and fixtures that offered perfect acoustics for patrons seated in the balcony or on the main floor.
The Antoinette Hall Preservation Society has launched a major fundraising effort, which will support an extensive stabilization and restoration project. When completed, Antoinette Hall will become a multipurpose community arts center. The facility will continue to be available to arts, musical, theatrical, historic and other types of groups that will enhance community cultural life and stimulate the economy of the region.
The two-story Second Empire building, owned by STAAR, a 501c3 nonprofit, is a contributing structure to the Pulaski Courthouse Square Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior in 1985.