THEATRE BRISTOL

Keeping Drama On Stage

Bristol, TN   |  theatrebristol.org

Mission

Theatre Bristol celebrates providing education, inspiration and entertainment to the children and adults of all ages in the Bristol TN/VA and surrounding areas through the participation in the process of live theatre from play writing to performing the finished product.

Ruling year info

1973

President

Samantha Gray

Board President

Suzanne Hill

Main address

512 State St

Bristol, TN 37620 USA

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Formerly known as

Bristol Children's Theatre

EIN

23-7173950

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Theatre Bristol addresses the need to experience and enjoy the art of live performance in our community, as participants and audiences. It addresses the need for opportunities for children and youth that are complements or alternatives to sports or academics, and activities that have no cost. Theatre Bristol addresses needs for confidence, empathy, community, tradition, professional opportunities, and creativity. It also addresses the important need for a safe place and caring adults in the development of young people.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Theatre

Performance of community-generated plays and musicals based in literature, popular shows, and other creative pieces. Approximately six per year.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Great Nonprofits TopNonprofit 2020

Awards

Arts Achievement Award 2019

Arts Alliance Mountain Empire

Affiliations & memberships

Tennesseans for the Arts 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average dollar price for performance tickets

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Age groups

Related Program

Community Theatre

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Next steps are to continue to preserve Theatre Bristol's historic buildings, developing a strong donor and sponsor base, and reestablishing a staff with artistic director and executive director. The Theatre would like to grow the Board, expand its programming, and much more. The Board is optimistic about the future of Theatre Bristol and grateful for the tremendous contributions of the community.

Current strategies are to continue to demonstrate the possibilities of the Theatre's future with quality programming and a family-friendly environment. Reaching out to donors, sponsors, and foundations through caring volunteers will be critical to growing the income base. Additionally, the Board is evaluating possibilities for increasing performance attendance space, as all shows currently sell out and limit any greater income.

The Board is honored to have a talented community with skills in volunteerism, grant writing, financial management, sponsorships, and major fundraising, as well as valued partnerships with other theatre and arts organizations that lend even greater capability.

Planned performances have been staged, including all the efforts that involved arranging production crew, communications, auditions, rehearsals, legal and business arrangements and more.
Six new Board members have been added to the Board.
Approximately 100 new volunteers have become involved and contributed.
Performances continue to sell out.
Major maintenance projects related to roofing, heating and air, electrical and lighting, and structural improvements were all addressed completed.
Increased and grew social media activity, and continue to grow community partnerships.
Corporation and charitable registrations completed, as well as Great Nonprofits TopNonprofit, Alliance for Better Nonprofits, Bristol Chamber of Commerce, and Guidestar affiliations.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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THEATRE BRISTOL

Board of directors
as of 1/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Suzanne Hill

Steve Baskett

Dottie Havlik

Vince Turner

Mary Beth Rainero

Suzanne Hill

Ann Vance

Cindi Brooks

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/23/2020,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/23/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.