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Bristol Riverside Theatre

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Address: 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007-1250
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+1 215-785-0100
09:30 - 16:30
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Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) is a professional regional theatre in the...

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.

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Riverside Theatre in Bristol Pa

This was a old movie house when I was a kid 60 years ago . Great shows and actors provide a recipe for a great night out . My wife and I have been season ticket holders since it... read more

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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a old movie house when I was a kid 60 years ago . Great shows and actors provide a recipe for a great night out . My wife and I have been season ticket holders since it was remodeled into a beautiful theatre and enjoy it very much

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter Sunday afternoon. The show was very professional. Singing and dance were Great! We were up in the balcony and I can attest that there are no bad seats in this theater! There in a nice refreshment/ bar in the lobby with a beautiful river view. There is parking at the theater and also... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Third time here. Every seat is satisfactory. Theater is small and cozy, acoustics were good both prior visits. Not hard to get tickets a few weeks in advance. Price is fair and inexpensive compared to NYC.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We took my 92 year old mother to see Jesus Christ superstar. The play was great, professional and the talent was amazing. This was as good as anything we have seen in new york.

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Levittown, Pa
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Great local theater! Very quaint in side, good performances. Try one of the great restaurants in the borough after or before a show.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Bristol riverside is a theatre with musicals and they have a Christmas show that has professionally singers that sing carols and also there are places to eat before or after a show that are across the street and down the street.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Although the theatricals are truly professional and well-done, the theater itself is something special. Situated on the banks of the rushing Delaware River, the theater sits next to Bristol Lions Park and Wharf. It is also next to historic King George Inn Restaurant and Bristol's Mill Street. There is a public river overlook and gazebo just outside the door of... More 

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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I purchased a 3 pack of tickets to see 3 different shows..One show down Driving Miss Daisy and I can't wait for my next show Jesus Christ Superstar. There is not a bad seat in the theater. So many establishments within walking distance makes it so easy to catch dinner and a show or drinks after the show. I'm considering... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife & I arrived for a Saturday matinee of "Driving Miss Daisy" and we enjoyed it very much. We really like community theater and this was professionally done. We were particularly fond of Marvin Bell's, (Hoke) and Lucy Martin's, (Daisy) performances...very warmly portrayed versions of the main characters in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The theater has good sight... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you've never visited the Bristol Riverside Theatre (an Actors Equity Playhouse) for one of their live performances, do yourself a favor & check on this year's Main Stage productions. We just enjoyed a stellar performance of Driving Miss Daisy - transporting us back to the 50's & 60's as we watched Lucy Martin as Daisy, Marvin Bell as Hoke... More 

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