Theatre Bristol, located in Bristol, Tennessee, was established in 1965 as the Bristol Children's Theatre by Cathy DeCaterina, a local resident who had studied at New York's Julliard School of Music. The theatre became Theatre Bristol in 1980, with an expanded repertoire to include adult audiences.
Theatre Bristol has performed before audiences of school children from local school districts, and for the general public in this theatre-oriented area, where professional theatre was introduced by Abingdon's Barter Theatre in 1933.
Theatre Bristol hosts many outreach programs, workshops, and other educational programs. It is run by volunteers, with minimal support staff. The theatre welcomes your participation as a member of the audience, or as a volunteer helping to stage the various shows presented throughout the year.