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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

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been living in the TriCities for almost ten years, and as a Virginia Intermont Alumni feel a deep connection with the community. My first show with the organization, which will also (unfortunately) be my last due to moving, has been a wonderful experience! I met talented, hard working people who truly love not only theatre but giving back to the local community by providing them with class A entertainment for all ages. This theatre will quickly become your family once you become involved with the beautiful work they do.

Xander H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol is amazing. I love every show I've seen there. I've also had the opportunity to be in two shows with Theatre Bristol (played Gavroche in Les Miserables and Peter Cratchit in Scrooge the Musical). Theatre Bristol is an important part of Bristol's history and we're lucky to have it. Go see a show there and support Theatre Bristol. You'll be glad you did.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter has been involved with Theatre Bristol for more than 4 years. She absolutely loves being on stage, bringing characters to life! She also loves the lasting friendships that she's made being part of Theatre Bristol. Theatre helps to build self-confidence and reinforces pro-social behavior especially amongst young children. Thank you, Theatre Bristol, for all that you do to enrich the lives of child actors and audiences.

David371

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I grew up with Theatre Bristol. As a child in elementary school we would take field trips to see their shows. I was always awed and inspired. I wanted to join them. When I was in sixth grade I had my chance. Terrified, I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast (before Disney adapted the film for stage), I was cast as part of the rose bush (or as my father said "the thorn"). Being on stage was like nothing else. It would be 5 years before I did a show again, but it was Theatre Bristol's Grease. Over the next 3 years I would perform or work backstage on over 25 shows. Working backstage caused me to see my interest in painting and love of color, I was taught scenic design and lighting design. Fast forward 10 years, I have changed and grown, but so has Theatre Bristol. I hold a college degree in theatre design and a minor in advertising. Theatre Bristol taught me leadership, organization, and harnessed my creativity. Some of the friends I made during my youth at Theatre Bristol have gone on to Broadway, the West End, major Hollywood films, and regional professional theatres across the county. I still keep in contact with them today. I have a energy for working with children and an ability to react in situations because of the lessons I learned from the people at TB. They are my family. The organization has gone through its shares of troubles but this has grown it and made it stronger. I am proud to say Theatre Bristol shaped my life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What makes TB a great theatre is that all groups are welcomed. Kids and adults, newbies and veterans, actors and setbuilders and viewers. All get along great and there is a lot to learn about the roles of others.

There is a lot of talent in the Tri-Cities area and it's amazing to see it surface in an all-volunteer theater.

Emma26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol is my home away from home, this place means the world to me. It is so important to have this community with a passion for entertainment and love for kids.

James206

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful theater with talent and shows that exceed expectations and often surpass the quality of shows at for profit theaters. Will find a roll for anybody, giving all a chance to shine.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been to see many plays at Theater Bristol and even volunteered before, and every experience was amazing!