Chaffins Barn Dinner Theatre

Chaffins Barn Dinner Theatre is Nashville’s first and oldest professional dinner theater located within minutes of downtown Nashville, TN. Chaffins has been producing top quality comedies, musicals and mysteries for more than 40 years.

It is one of the most popular dinner theaters dinner theaters in Nashville. Chaffins Barn Dinner Theater, Nashville Theaters, Nashville Tourist Attractions The dinner theater has two stages, the Main stage theater performs year round on Tuesday through Saturday evenings with occasional Sunday Matinees and Thursday Senior Matinees.

The Backstage is used on a part time basis, giving you a choice of shows and styles and is available for private groups and show dates will be announced as they become available.

They have a full service bar and drinks are separate from your meal. A delicious southern style buffet and salad bar with homemade desserts.

After dinner, the excitement begins. The lights dim and the stage descends from the ceiling to the center of the theatre, giving every audience member an excellent view of the action.

The shows range from a live Broadway style show to children’s plays. You will feel very comfortable at this dinner theater.

This dinner theater has children’s events including a Christmas workshop and a Performance Workshops for Young Performers.

You don’t have to pay to park and all groups are welcome at Chaffin’s Barn.

Evenings: Buffet: 6 - 7:30pm/ Show: 8:00pm
Sundays: Buffet: 12:00 noon- 1:30pm/ Show: 2:00pm
Senior Matinees: No buffet: Open 11:00am/ Show: 12:00 noon
Children’s Matinees: (Dec. only): Open 10:00am/ Show 11:00am
Chaffins Barn also offers a special deal to military families! Tell the reservationist that you will be using the Military Family Option. Call for reservations at 615-646-9977 or 1-800-282-2276 and remember to check their website for any changes!

8204 Highway 100, Nashville, TN., 37221
(615) 646-9977, 1-800-282-BARN (2276)
Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Website: Website:

If you enjoy live plays you can see some more great plays at the TPAC, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Nashville Childrens Theatre.


Donna's Corner

Danny and I went to Chaffins last week to a murder mystery at the backstage. It was hilarious, especially since the picked Danny to play Gus the milkman. They chose about a dozen other audience members to play a part too. It was a lot of fun.
Chaffins Dinner Barn Theatre, Nashville Theaters, Nashville Tourist Attractions Last year Danny and I went to Chaffins for our 20th anniversary. It is interesting how the stage works. It comes down from the second floor and the actors are already in position when the lights come on. We enjoyed a great meal then we laughed, laughed and laughed some more. We loved it.

Chaffins is on highway 100 just a short distance from the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. Taking a short drive along the parkway is a great way to see some of Tennessee's beautiful countryside.

Chaffins is also near the Loveless Cafe, famous for their biscuits.

Danny and I ate there with our friends Dave and Mary not to long ago.

A lot of country music stars stop in there for a great meal but we were not lucky enough to see any of them that morning.


Vacation Ideas

The Grand Ole Opry has some awesome country music show and so does the General Jackson Showboat..

The Nashville Symphony also puts on a great show at the Schermerhorn Center. There are several Unique Nashville Restaurants in Nashville.


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Nashville Things to Do

Cheekwood Knights Live music and cash bars throughout the Cheekwood gardens from 6:00-9:00 on the first Friday of every month June - October

Centennial Park Every Wednesday in June watch Free Movies in the Park at Sunset at the Centennial Park Bandshell

Musicians Corner is also at Centennial Park every Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. It is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Full Moon Pickin Parties These parties are fun events for the whole family. May - October


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