Merry Christmas, and a Blessed Holiday Season to all!


CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?   Twenty-five years have passed since 1991 when this 1931 vintage movie palace was lovingly restored and reopened as The Paramount Center for the Arts.   Since then, Paramount Bristol has been firmly planted at the center of culture and philanthropy in our community.   This is the place where so many Bristolians have sung together, danced, laughed, cried, and even experienced their first kiss…  It’s where we gather to enjoy the artists we most admire, and to raise funds for the causes we are passionate about.

Bristol is blessed to have as magnificent a place as The Paramount. But few can appreciate how much goes into its upkeep and administration.  The fact is, any time you see a show here, or at any non-profit arts center for that matter, someone else’s generosity helped make it possible for you to enjoy that show at the price you paid.  It’s true! Without the support of our donors and sponsors from year to year, we would eventually have to close up shop, and nobody wants that to happen…

This past year, in addition to many dozens of onstage performances, we have been hard at work updating our systems and files, reorganizing everything and doing lots of unglamorous behind-the-scenes work, setting the stage for a long and sustainable future.  We are thinking about the next twenty-five years and how much excitement we can bring to downtown Bristol. Our goal is for Paramount Bristol to be recognized for excellence as the regional destination for all genres of live entertainment.  This will not happen without your help.

Now is the time for you to SHOW UP, and be counted. Your tax-deductible gift* will ensure more and better performances and a sustainable future for The Paramount, and if you contribute $50 or more we will reward your kindness with discounts and other privileges.  Folks who contribute $100 and up will always have early access to the best seats at the lowest prices.  Any amount you can give this season will be a tremendous help.

On behalf of the entire Staff, The Board of Directors, and our fantastic Paramount Bristol Volunteers….

Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a Blessed Holiday Season to all! 

Miles Marek
Executive Director

P.S. We have made it very easy to contribute online. [CLICK HERE] and in seconds you will be a Paramount Bristol Donor Member with all the benefits attached!

*The Paramount Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, and your gift is tax- deductible under section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.