Photo of the Gatlinburg Space Needle.

Your Complete Guide to the Shows in Gatlinburg TN

Seeing one of Gatlinburg’s great shows is the perfect way to spend an evening during your vacation! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of popular theaters that are just a short walk from Black Bear Inn & Suites. Like the rest of the attractions in the Smokies, Gatlinburg’s shows are very family friendly so everyone in your group can enjoy the area’s world-class entertainment. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to all of the shows in Gatlinburg TN.

Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mindreading, and Mayhem

The Gatlinburg Space Needle isn’t just the area’s most famous landmark – it is also home to a wonderful theater! Accomplished acts from all around the country take up residency at the Space Needle’s Iris Theater and typically stay for years at a time.

The current headliners at the Iris Theater are “Magical Comedian” Chris Collins and “Master Mentalist” Erik Dobell. Together, Collins and Dobell host the “Impossibilities” show, a one of a kind performance that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Mixing comedy, magic, mind reading, and plenty of audience participation, this show will have you scratching your head as you try to figure out how the duo’s mind boggling tricks were executed.

Collins and Dobel have performed in South Korea, Las Vegas, and on the popular TV show, America’s Got Talent. We’re very excited to have them in Gatlinburg!

The Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg TN.Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre

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The Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre hosts some of the very best shows in Gatlinburg TN. With over 40 years in Gatlinburg, Sweet Fanny Adams is truly an institution in the Smokies! This beloved theater has produced over 30 original musical comedies over the years, and many of these productions have gone on to play in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and other cities around the nation.

Sweet Fanny Adams has a retro feel and takes inspiration from the days of vaudeville in the 1920s and 1930s. The comedy in the shows has been compared to the silly humor you would find in the Carol Burnett Show or Monty Python’s Flying Circus, so if you are a fan of those old TV programs, you’re sure to love Sweet Fanny Adams! The theater usually runs a number of shows throughout the year, so vacationers can keep coming back again and again for new laughs and surprises.

Guy Michaels Comedy Hypnosis

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Be warned: the Guy Michaels Comedy Hypnosis show will have you laughing until you cry! Guy Michaels is a certified hypnotist who uses his powers of persuasion to make his audience members the stars of the show. Once visitors are under Guy’s spell, he can instruct them to cluck like chickens, perform a ridiculous dance on stage, or just about anything else you can think of.

An audience laughing at a show.The Comedy Hypnosis show is totally clean and in good fun. No one is dragged on stage who hasn’t volunteered, and everyone can decide whether or not they want to be hypnotized. Audience members must be at least 12 years old to get on stage, but younger kids can be hypnotized right from their seats if they so choose.

When you stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites, you will be near all of these awesome shows in Gatlinburg TN. With a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, an enclosed heated pool, and balconies with spectacular views, our hotel has everything you need for an incredible vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms!