Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continuously run children's theatre in northeast Tennessee & an active community theatre serving the region.
512 State St Bristol TN 37620
512 State St. Bristol, TN 37620 Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continuously run children's theatre in northeast Tennessee and an active community theatre serving the entire region. Our activities fall into three primary fields: Arts Education and Youth Programming; Community Outreach; and Main Stage Seasons of Quality Adult/Family Musicals and Dramas. EDUCATION - The Catherine F. DeCaterina School of the Arts is a year-round series of classes and workshops for people of all ages. Our teaching artists in the classroom program offers free classroom visits upon request prior to each of the plays on the Discovery Series for Young Audiences. COMMUNITY OUTREACH - Theatre Bristol performs a community and public service by providing free study guides and theatre tours for classes attending Theatre Bristol productions. MAIN STAGE - Our Main Stage season consists of up to 5 productions. Some of our performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 100. Performances also take place in The Paramount Center for the Performing Arts, a restored 756-seat movie palace which has been converted to use as a performing arts venue.
At Theatre Bristol, our mission is to use the performing arts to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages.