TPAC evacuated after fire alarm set off

The alarm disrupted three shows at the performance center.
Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 10:37 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 23, 2023 at 10:50 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Tennessee Performing Arts Center was evacuated Thursday evening after a fire alarm went off.

Patrons were evacuated from two theaters after the alarm sounded about 8:40 p.m. The Nashville Fire Department responded and determined it was a false alarm.

TPAC officials said there was a fire alarm activation thought to be unrelated to the three shows in the building at the time. Once the fire department deemed the building safe and provided an “all clear,” patrons returned to the theaters and the shows resumed.

About 10:30 p.m., a second alarm was went off and the theaters were evacuated again. The performance of Ain’t Too Proud was canceled for the evening.