Performing Arts 2016-10-22T10:29:45+00:00


Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest children’s theatre in the entire region. Theatre Bristol presents musicals and dramas for adult and family audience while also maintaining a strong focus on education by offering classes and workshops.

Some of the special offerings at Theatre Bristol include the School of the Arts, a year-round curriculum of the performing arts for people of all ages; Showbiz Saturdays, an exploration of literature and drama for school-age children; and Teaching Artists in the Schools, a program that sends theatrical professionals into classrooms throughout the region.

For more information about Theatre Bristol, click here.

The Paramount Center for the Arts, built in 1931 and restored in 1991, serves as a showplace for the arts in Bristol, featuring nationally known musicians, while hosting Broadway touring shows and presenting a varied performance line-up.

The Paramount offers its stage to local performing groups, including several ballet companies; Symphony of the Mountains, a regional orchestra; Voices of the Mountains, a regional chorus and; The Paramount Players, the area’s chamber music ensemble.

Over the past several years, Mountain Stage, an internationally aired weekly, two-hour live performance music radio program has featured some of the world’s greatest artists in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with a live-broadcast edge. The Birthplace of Country Music® hosts Mountain Stage annually at the Paramount.

For more information about the Paramount Center, click here.