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Discover the Charm of STAAR Theatre and Antoinette Hall in Pulaski



Located on Pulaski's historic courthouse square, STAAR Theatre at Antoinette Hall offers an enchanting blend of entertainment, education and history. For more than two decades, the Southern Tennessee Arts Repertory (STAAR) has been a beacon of the arts in Giles County and its neighboring communities in South Central Tennessee and North Alabama. Whether you’re a theatre aficionado, a history buff or a family looking for a memorable outing, STAAR Theatre has something special in store for you.


A Hub of Entertainment


STAAR Theatre is renowned for its diverse array of theatrical productions, ranging from gripping dramas to vibrant musicals. Throughout the year, the theatre's stage comes alive with performances that captivate and inspire. But the entertainment doesn’t stop there. STAAR also hosts an exciting variety of traveling shows, featuring everything from talented musicians to mesmerizing magicians. Special events are a staple at STAAR Theatre. Picture yourself as a character in a thrilling murder mystery dinner, participating in festive holiday events or engaging in one of the many interactive activities designed to entertain and delight audiences of all ages. 


Educational Opportunities


STAAR Theatre is more than just a performance venue; it’s a cornerstone of arts education in the region. STAAR Studio offers a rich array of classes in performing, visual and cultural arts for all age groups, from children to adults. Whether you're interested in dance, music, voice, choir, drama, songwriting, quilting or more, you'll find a welcoming and nurturing environment to hone your skills and express your creativity. These educational programs are designed to inspire and empower, providing community members with the tools they need to explore their artistic potential and develop new talents.


Step Back in Time at Antoinette Hall


Located above STAAR Theatre is the historic Antoinette Hall Opera House, a magnificent two-story Second Empire building that has stood the test of time since its opening on Christmas 1868. For more nearly 60 years it served as a vibrant venue for traveling entertainment, local productions, lectures, graduations, and various other events. Today, Antoinette Hall is a fascinating glimpse into the past, drawing history enthusiasts and paranormal investigators alike. The spirits said to inhabit the hall add an intriguing layer of mystery, attracting ghost hunters from across the country. While the opera house is not open for general admission, special tours can be arranged through the office of the executive director. Additionally, Antoinette Hall is a popular site for music video recordings, some of which are featured on antoinettehall.com, showcasing the building's timeless charm and unique acoustics.


A Mission to Preserve and Inspire



STAAR Theatre and Antoinette Hall are owned and operated by a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of the arts and cultural heritage. A capital fundraising campaign is underway to restore Antoinette Hall and transform it into a comprehensive arts center, ensuring that this historic gem continues to inspire future generations.


Plan Your Visit

Whether you're planning a day trip or a longer stay, Pulaski offers a warm welcome and a rich tapestry of experiences. Explore the vibrant arts scene at STAAR Theatre, delve into history at Antoinette Hall and immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of this historic Southern town. For more information including event and class schedules, visit staartheatre.org. To arrange a tour of Antoinette Hall, contact the executive director’s office at 931-363-7222. Come discover why STAAR Theatre and Antoinette Hall are true treasures of Tennessee.

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