Academy Park Handbook

The History

Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park is located at 112 Everbright Avenue, nestled in the heart of Franklin, Tennessee. Academy Park is located on the old Battle Ground Academy (BGA) campus, a Franklin landmark institution founded in 1889. This landmark site is now a thriving campus consisting of Williamson County Public Library, Academy Park Gymnasium, Renaissance High School, Enrichment Center and Performing Arts Center. The old Coverdale Hall building, constructed in 1905, has now been renovated into the Performing Arts Center, a 265-seat state-of-the-art performance space for live theater productions, musical performances, speaking engagements, community events, camps and workshops.  Commemorative bricks from the old Fleming Hall building have been installed as internal focal points, to honor the history of the site while embracing the future community space the Center will provide for years to come. Local citizens and their families can participate in the history of the Academy Park Campus with their purchase of a personalized, commemorative brick.

The theater is managed by the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department and facility rentals are available to the public.

The Mission

The mission of the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park is to provide quality entertainment through dramatic productions, musicals, concert performances, festivals and workshops. Academy Park is designed to showcase local talent, to engage the culture of the downtown Franklin area and to serve the residents of Williamson County. It is a unique venue that provides opportunities for arts culture to enrich, educate and entertain our community.


To see a list of current employment opportunities at Academy Park, please click here.