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“Historic town with a modern theater.”

Bristol Riverside Theatre
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) is a professional regional theatre in the historic district of Bristol Borough. The theatre, located in a renovated movie house, combines the excitement of a large stage with the intimacy of a 300-seat theater, along with outstanding lighting and sound technology. Since 1986, BRT has brought consistently acclaimed professional theater to Bucks County and maintained a long-term commitment to finding and developing new plays. Now in its 30th season, the theatre has grown to produce over 200 performances every year, including five Mainstage productions, three presented events, a summer music fest series, a play reading series, and a Christmas concert.
Bristol, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Historic town with a modern theater.”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you enjoy a night out with live entertainment this is the place to go. Every seat is great, tickets are very affordable and the talent is Incredible. I've seen shows in London, Phila & New York and this 300 seat theater is worth the price of admission. This place is a gem that includes many local restaurants to enjoy before or after the show. Forget the movies for a night & get tickets to live entertainment that will not disappoint.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Leslie F
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Burlington, New Jersey
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73 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lovely Theater on the Delaware River”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Not a bad seat in the place. If you are looking for culture in Bristol, PA, come here. The Bristol Riverside Theater also supports various programs to help children and teens. What's not to like about such a great place?

Visited February 2014
1 Thank writearts2
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Ducktown, Tennessee
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89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Something for Bristol to be proud of”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

It's hard to believe that this great theater sits on the same site as a notorious porn theater once did but that is where they chose to build this huge asset to the area.This theater has drawn some of the biggest names in show business to the town and as it continues to grow in reputation I'm sure that it will someday supplant the Bucks County Playhouse as a venue that brings first rate plays and entertainment to the area.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank George K
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Christmas Musical”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

This show was fantastic. I didn't want it to end. All the singers were great. Claudia and Anthony are phenomenal. If you ever have a chance to hear Claudia play the violin and Anthony sing, do it.

Visited December 2013
2 Thank Judy B
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful venue”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Wonderful performance of "Pride and Prejudice". The actors are enchanting and mesmerizing. They kept our interest every moment they were on stage. The staff at BRT are friendly, helpful, and there to please the patrons. Parking is right behind the theater and easily accessible. We will definitely go back.

Visited October 2013
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