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Theatre Bristol

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: Theatre bristol provides arts education and experience to children and adults in the greater bristol, tennessee/virginia area.

Programs: Developing and producing five to six community theatre productions that encompass education and training in the arts, as well as 40 enriching entertainment experiences for an estimated 250 actors and crew members and 6,000 attendees.

Maintain and sustain 100-year-old historic buildings with a stage, shop, wardrobe, rehearsal space, and offices, providing performance opportunities for Theatre Bristol.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys do an awesome job! They put on great shows with no paid staff! Amazing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol has been an amazing outlet for our son. He loved doing a show at this theatre and we as his parents also enjoyed the expirence. We were welcomed into the theatre “family” and were able to make his hobby a true family affair. Everyone at the theatre was so helpful and allowed us to feel at home when we were there. This theatre is such an asset to our community!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love going to see productions by Theatre Bristol. The children and adults put in such hard work to share their passion for acting with the community! Alexander and Pinocchio were two of the last productions we saw. I would highly recommend going to see a Theatre Bristol production.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I saw Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang at Theater Bristol. I was so impressed with every aspect of the show. The acting, music and props were top notch. It was thrilling seeing the storm roll in and the waves rising. It was spectacular to see Chitty actually fly!!! I came from Dinwiddie , VA to see the show and it was well worth it. I am looking foward to coming back in November to see Fiddler on the Roof!!!

Susan P. K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The recent production of Pinocchio was more than just a delightful show or fun way to spend a little time on the weekend. The young actors (who, incidentally, did double time helping to put the show together, including constructing sets) were very, very good. Their lines were delivered like a pro and stage presence was flawless. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to see the next show. Theater Bristol should be put on everybody's list of things to do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best local theatre around!! Beauty and the Beast was absolutely magnificent!!!

Andrew Hunt

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Were it not for Theatre Bristol, I'm not sure where I'd be at this point. They gave me a sense of belonging. An awakening to something vital in the community. A place that nurtures talent and encourages creativity. I owe this amazing collective more than I can ever repay.
By the way. When it comes to auditions? Go for it. You never know until you try.
Below is the entire cast and crew of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". I played "Lord Scrumptious". Didn't know I had it in me until those with faith in my abilities gave me a chance.
My gratitude to each and every volunteer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience with Theatre Bristol, wheather it be working behind the scenes to create thrilling ser pieces, to picking up items which the theatre needs, to even preforming & working with such fantastic people and directors! I have truly grown as a person through Theatre Bristol!

Tara Blevins T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love Theatre Bristol! So happy we have this in our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE THEATRE BRISTOL! They are a wonderful group. They have a family friendly feel! The cast and volunteer staff are friendly and do a fantastic job! Cannot wait to watch another show, or even audition for myself!!!!

Margaret S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol has encouraged and given experience to hundreds of actors and "wanna-be actors" for many years. And in the process, TB has given our community many wonderful hours of live entertainment.

Camille Adelaide G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol produces quality, family shows that audiences love. Five stars!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful theatre. Very family friendly. And the people are just amazing to be around and preform with.

Paul T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to visit. They put on amazing shows. The shows are far beyond what you would expect from a local community theatre! I would say that everyone should make this a destination to go to

Beverly M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love Theatre Bristol! My daughter attended the summer camp and fell in love with the people and the environment. Since then she has been cast in a few shows and has made some lasting friendships and memories. We also love watching the productions. They are all high quality and the talent is amazing to be all volunteer. I would put Theatre Bristol shows against any community or paid theatre around and the quality and talent would surpass any.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Theatre Bristol is an amazing experience with amazing plays! -Ava

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing experience!!! Everyone, and I mean everyone, is very professional also respectful. This was our first show and we had an amazing time. The imitatioimagination, special effects, actors, crew, director, stage manager, theatre manager, sound/ light manager and staff were so great to work with. We will definitely be auditioning and volunteering again!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just saw a broadway worthy production of Beauty And The Beast presented by Theatre Bristol this past weekend. I would like to personally thank them for sharing the amazing local talent with audiences and opening our children's eyes,hearts and imaginations to the wonderful, enriching world the arts, in particular, live theatre can provide! Keep up the good work!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol is a wonderful place for all of the community to get involved. My granddaughter has been in several shows. The directors are so talented. They teach our kids commitment as well as public speaking. They have a great time and learn so many skills it's hard to list them all. The confidence they build is amazing. Theatre helps in all aspects of there life. Please come and audition no matter what age you are. If that's not what you are interested in you can volunteer to paint sets,build sets or many other things. Please consider making a donation to help support the work they do for these kids and adults. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol is not only a great theatre who puts on phenomenal plays, they are also a theatre who has a passion for involving the community. They are constantly looking for more people, with experience or not, to add to their teams. Throughout my 4 years volunteering for Theatre Bristol, I have learned skills that I will use for the rest of my life. I was not turned away because I didn't know how to do a job, but I was taught step by step. At Theatre Bristol, relationships are the focus and that can be seen through the productions. The chemistry of the actors onstage and the quality of the visual aspects show teamwork and an overall love of theatre. Whether you are seeing a show or volunteering, Theatre Bristol will give you an amazing experience that you will remember forever.