Invest in BRT and support the vitality of Lower Bucks County

Since 1986, Bristol Riverside Theatre has been the beating heart of the cultural community in Lower Bucks County, with 45,000 patrons enjoying its exceptional performances and hundreds of local kids benefiting from its free arts education programs. However, that is also the last time our buildings were renovated, so leaking roofs, broken seats, and accessibility issues plague our buildings. We aim to make our theatre more spacious and comfortable, increase accessibility, and undertake long overdue structural repairs.

Highlights of the renovations include:

Increased Accessibility

  • All entrances wheelchair accessible
  • Glass walled elevator to all levels
  • Increased wheelchair seating (6 in orchestra, 5 in balcony)
  • Fully accessible dressing rooms, offices, artist housing, and green rooms

Newly Designed Main Entrance Off Parking Lot

  • Enhanced river-level entrance
  • Sweeping river views from three levels served by glass walled elevator

New Balcony-level Atrium

  • Additional public seating area overlooking Delaware River

Restroom Upgrades

  • Adding balcony-level restrooms
  • Renovated first-floor restrooms

Improved Patron Experience

  • Expanded concession stand
  • New carpets and furniture
  • Improved balcony sight lines
  • New seating

Updated Stage Lighting and Sound System

  • Conversion to energy efficient LED lighting
  • Modernized artistic capabilities

Key Structural Repairs

  • New roofs and HVAC systems for theatre and rehearsal hall
  • Waterproofed theatre basement

Understanding the significance of BRT to Lower Bucks County and its potential for even greater cultural and economic impact, longtime supporter and landlord, the Grundy Foundation, has pledged a 1:1 matching grant of $1 million toward our goal, but now it’s your turn to get in on the act!

There are many naming opportunities left, starting at $1,000. Please reach out to Ken Kaissar at to see how you can be a permanent part of BRT’s future.