Cannon Center

The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Elvis Presley, Baryshnikov, and Barney Played the historic Ellis Auditorium, which closed in 1996 after 77 years. On the same spot, just a few years later in 2003, the Cannon Center, designed to exacting acoustic standards, became Memphis's most modern theater and home to the renowned Memphis Symphony Orchestra. 

The Cannon Center is located in downtown Memphis, adjoined to the Cook Convention Center, is connected to the 600-room Sheraton Hotel and there are 750 covered and secured parking spots located beneath the theater.

The majority of concerts performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra are at their home of the Cannon Center. The lobby serves wine, beer and select snacks before every concert and during intermission. One hour prior to every Masterworks concert there is the Know the Score talk, presented by Avery & Meadows, DDS, hosted by our Music Director, Robert Moody. Located in the Morgan Keegan lobby on the third level our audience is delighted to hear Robert and usually a special guest artist discuss the musical program for the evening, the composers' background, and great anectodes you won't find on Wikipedia. First time concert goers are highly encouraged to participate! 

Also in the Morgan Keegan lobby is a special intermission event exclusively for our Golden Circle members to enjoy beverages, refreshments and a fully catered meal! 

The Cannon Center is a world class venue for the very best live orchestra experience. Our sponsoring partners have taken advantage of their support for MSO by hosting fun engagements for employees and clients centered around our concerts.  Experience the convenience, beauty and acoustical excellence of the Cannon Center!

For more information about becoming a sponsor or if you want to learn more about the many benefits of Golden Circle membership, please conctact our Vice President of Patron Engagement, Melissa Todd at or call 901.779.7824. 

Get your TICKETS today for a concert at the Cannon Center! 

The Cannon Center is located at 255 N. Main St. Memphis, TN 38103 (map)

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