Immerse yourself in vibrant Overton Square, home to some of the best local shops, restaurant, art galleries, and entertainment Memphis has to offer. Its pedestrian-friendly, free-spirited character offers something for everyone, from street performances and art events to al fresco dining and lively nightlife. The Memphian is just a short drive from downtown attractions including Beale Street and the Renasant Convention Center, but there’s so much to discover right in our own backyard. Don’t hesitate to ask us about our best kept local secrets!


playhouse on the square

Founded in 1969, this company of professional actors is known for a challenging and diverse repertoire of theatrical work. The 340-seat theatre celebrates over a decade at its home on South Cooper and continues to dazzle theatre-goers with shows speaking to the intelligence, soul, and imagination of the Memphis community.


hattiloo theatre

As the only freestanding Black repertory theatre in Tennessee, Hattiloo’s state-of-the-art facility in Overton Square provides opportunities to local actors and directors through high-quality, free programing and performances, and promotes a deep appreciation for diversity within the arts.


ballet memphis

A celebration of dance, creativity, inspiration and the joy that lifts the human spirit, Ballet Memphis’ extensive repertoire includes classical and contemporary styles and promises an awe-inspiring show you won’t want to miss.


levitt shell

Every year, more than 50 free concerts are hosted at this iconic Memphis landmark. Built in 1936 by the City of Memphis and WPA (Works Progress Administration), its mission is to build community through music and education. This is the perfect activity for the whole family. Just grab a chair or blanket, and have a seat on the lawn!


memphis brooks museum of art

This oldest and largest art museum in the state of Tennessee is committed to enriching the lives of Memphians through an ever-expanding permanent collection, varied exhibitions and dynamic programming. It’s 86,000 square feet of space house a little something for everyone, from multi-media installations to priceless antiquities.


memphis zoo

The Memphis Zoo has called Midtown’s Overton Park home for more than 100 years, caring for more than 4,500 animals representing over 500 species. Ranked “#1 Zoo in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor in 2008, this is an attraction not to be overlooked by any animal lover or conservationist.


university of memphis

Go Tigers! With a student population of over 22,000 students, this public university was founded in 1912 and continues a legacy of excellence today. Notable alumni include former senator Fred Thompson, actress Dixie Carter, and singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.


rhodes college

One of Memphis’ most esteemed liberal arts colleges, Rhodes College is committed to intellectual engagement and service to others. Its breathtakingly beautiful campus is situated on 123-acres right in the heart of Memphis and is home to thirteen buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.


christian brothers university

An education here isn’t just an open door to success. It’s the start of a lifelong journey toward a better you, a better Memphis, and a better world. As the oldest collegiate degree-granting institution in the city, CBU’s small classes, engaged faculty, and supportive environment make it the ideal place for a serious education.