Bessie Smith Cultural Center

  • 200 E. M.L. King Boulevard
  • Chattanooga, TN 37403
The Bessie Smith Cultural Center has become a recognized educational institution. Its facilities are utilized daily by school children, adults, scholars, and visitors from all over the world. The community has helped the BSCC establish itself in Tennessee and the Chattanooga area as a beacon for community involvement and cultural awareness. We are constantly forging ahead with our motto as our guide: 'History has been made -- It is up to us to preserve it.'
  • Admission fee:
  • Handicapped accessible:
  • Restrooms available:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 500
  • Reception Capacity 375
  • Theatre Capacity 375
  • Banquet Capacity 300
  • Theater Capacity: 325
  • Classroom Capacity: 150
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Theater Capacity: 1000
  • Classroom Capacity: 1000
  • Banquet Capacity: 1000
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
Bessie Smith Performance Hall
  • Theater Capacity: 500
  • Classroom Capacity: 375
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 375
Board Room
  • Theater Capacity: 20
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 20
October 26, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

October 29, 2017

Bring the kids out to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center for a fun and spooky evening. There will be a costume contest, and plenty of candy!

Valid: Always

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