About Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Poplar Bluff! Since the Nelson B.-Brent B. Tinnin Fine Arts Center was built in 1997, it has enhanced the lives of tens of thousands of people through offerings of performing and visual arts and the humanities. The Nelson B.-Brent B. Tinnin Center was named after the husband and son, respectively, of major contributor Lora Tinnin. The Fine Arts Center houses a concert-quality, 500-seat theater, an art gallery, studio spaces, and classrooms. The Tinnin Center theater has hosted a wide variety of performances, including national touring productions of Shakespeare plays, a Broadway musical, ballet companies, chamber orchestras, acrobats, and musical performers from concert pianists to bluegrass pickers. Since 2002, most of these performances have been made possible by the Patrons of the Arts Society, a philanthropic organization that raises money to bring to the region a variety of cultural opportunities.