Theatre Bristol is presenting “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” through Dec. 16 at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace.

The venue is located at 506 State Street, in Bristol.

Weekend shows are being held Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

According to a news release, the show is being directed by veteran actor and director Steve Baskett with support from stage manager Brittany Wallace, assistant stage manager Marley Hillman and producer Samantha Gray.

Based upon Barbara Robinson’s bestselling novel, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” tells the story of a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant — faced with casting the Herdman kids who are “probably the most inventively awful kids in history,” a news release says.

“You won’t believe the mayhem — and the fun — when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on,” the release adds.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students and are available at

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in Northeast Tennessee. Its season consists of up to seven productions as well as a children’s camp and other events, the release adds.

Theatre Bristol performances take place in downtown Bristol at ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, or the Paramount Center for the Arts.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625 or email