Ann Marks Performing Arts Center

The historic Ann L. Marks Performing Arts Theater was built in the 1920s and is one of the county’s oldest buildings. Seating 420 people, it is the only building of its size and capacity in all of West Tennessee and is a true gem. It is used for various activities such as high school and community plays, dance recitals, musical performances and various other activities that the Brownsville-Haywood County Arts Council sponsors and brings into the community. The building is named in memory of Ann Marks, whose contributions to the arts and theater in Brownsville were monumental during her lifetime. After sustaining storm damage to the building in 2020, renovations were made to the theater throughout 2020-2022. The newly-renovated building is expected to reopen to the public in the Spring of 2023.