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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

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son was 14 when we discovered Theatre Bristol. He got a bit part in Romeo and Juliet. From that moment he contributed to every play for the next 4 years. He had wonderful mentors and loved learning all aspects of theatre. He can sew, build sets, clean, be a leader and teach. Samantha Gray is an amazing example of love and dedication to the Arts for the children. It has become a second family with many friendships made. He had over 700 volunteer hours in those 4 years.

Alexandra Noel E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol is a wonderful place that allows young children and adults the opportunity to develop confidence, eloquence and a sense of community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with Theatre Bristol for 5 years and have love the experience. It's a family friendly environment that has led me into so many amazing friendships while also letting me hone my skills as an actor and crew member

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol is an amazing place to be a part of! Everyone there is very friendly and easy to get along with alongside being family friendly and professional. I have performed there since 2014 and it has been an amazing experience! I can’t wait to continue to work with them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol is a wonderful organization dedicated to instilling confidence in kids! They always put on outstanding productions and have such talented casts! Theatre Bristol never disappoints!

Dottie Blanks H.

Donor

Rating: 5

I started coming to Theatre Bristol productions with my children more than 30 years ago, after we moved here from Austin, TX. I was pleasantly surprised to find a theatre of such quality in a small town. Over the years, I've seen many fantastic productions, and I'm thrilled that my grandchildren can see quality theatre in their hometown. I'm even more pleased to see TB's recent rededication to producing quality children's theatre, and to partnering with a local agency to present original plays with special education teens and young adults. I highly recommend Theatre Bristol. Go! You'll be glad you did.

Seth G.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Theatre Bristol has given me a chance to grow so much as a person, and given me so many friends along the way.

Beverly M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love theatre Bristol! It has given my daughter confidence and she has made some lasting friendships!

Previous Stories

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: 5

As a shy kid, Theatre Bristol helped me blossom and become who I am now! This theatre taught me self discipline, and the importance of working as a team. I have made some of the best friends I will ever meet and I have enjoyed every year I have spent volunteering for it.

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.