Performing Arts Center

architect's rendering of exterior PAC

FSSD Performing Arts Center

The FSSD Performing Arts Center (PAC) is a beautiful 34,400 square-foot auditorium available to FSSD schools for students to showcase their talents, as well as for the community to use on a rental basis. The PAC is located at the north end of Poplar Grove Middle School and includes a 485-seat auditorium with a multipurpose stage, fly loft, and performance support spaces. Additionally, there are performance areas including changing rooms, a prop shop, and prop and costume storage. In the lobby area, guests may visit the FSSD Legacy Gallery, a space where the district’s long history is celebrated in multimedia displays and a classroom vignette.

Event Calendar

All FSSD schools have access to the Performing Arts Center and reservations are coordinated through the Operations Manager. The Event Calendar provides a brief summary of the event.

Event Calendar


The Performing Arts Center is currently accepting two types of reservations:

  1.  School- or district-related events reserved by an employee
  2.  Events reserved by outside organizations. We are currently accepting rental requests for the 2024-2025 season

The PAC Connector Gallery is also open to reservations. The Connector Gallery is a beautiful, multi-functional space ideal for receptions, meetings, and gatherings of all kinds. This 1000-square-foot room is outfitted with track lighting, portable tables and chairs, and multiple digital screens.

To reserve the PAC or the PAC Connector Gallery, please click the appropriate button below and enter the details of your event.

logo with FSSD Performing Arts Center wrapped in circle around comedy and tragedy masks in blue and yellow

Performing Arts Center

Jeremy Maxwell
Operations Manager
1030 Excellence Way
Franklin, TN 37069


Performing Arts Center Gallery

PAC front close up with landscaping
wide shot of front of Performing Arts Center
front of the Performing Arts Center
lobby of Performing Arts Center
auditorium hallway
interior with view from stage of seats and exits
PAC auditorium upper level
overview of auditorium with stage in background
lower level of auditorium
photo from center stage looking at seats
view from catwalk
view of interior lobby looking at Legacy Gallery
view of Legacy Gallery front
view of Legacy Gallery from inside room
view of Legacy Gallery with interactive table in forefront
public restrooms
green room with carpet and monitor on wall
dressing room with 4 private  dressing areas and a wall with counter and mirror
workroom and staging area with large opening to loading dock
long view of connector gallery with windows and exit doors at end
view of connector gallery with view of back packing lot through exit doors
front view of PAC at night
view of PAC at night from off front angle


Legacy Gallery

a vignette of an early 1900s classroom with chalkboard and flag in background

The Franklin Special School District Legacy Gallery, located inside the PAC adjacent to the lobby, is an interactive exploration of the history, significant events and traditions that make this district and our schools an integral part of the Franklin landscape.
The room is inspired by the FSSD’s rich history of providing an exceptional education to the many families that have walked the halls of our schools for over a century. Visitors will learn about the district’s inception through a vote by the City of Franklin’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen, how the city school district became a “special school district,” the beginning of transportation, black history within the school district and an early 1900s classroom vignette depicting early school life. The interactive table provides a look into the history of all of our schools, past and present. 

Through use of compelling and diverse stories, the Legacy Gallery serves as a place for discovery and inquiry, and introduces visitors to the narratives and themes that make the FSSD so special in the Franklin community.