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Friends of the Bijou

Your Support Makes a Difference!

When you attend a show at the Bijou Theatre you’re helping to preserve the theatre and our 112-year legacy of providing all-inclusive arts & culture to East Tennessee. As a non-profit historic theatre, we cannot survive on ticket sales alone.

Individual giving through our Friends of the Bijou program is a vital component of the Bijou’s sustainability. Membership gifts are tax-deductible and support the historic preservation, education and outreach programs, and the continuation of world-class presentations throughout the year.

With several different membership and payment options available, anyone can become a Friend of the Bijou!

Is your business interested in supporting the Bijou Theatre? Contact Director of Development, Sam Kimbro, at to learn more about our Corporate Partnerships.



$120 annually
(or $10/month)

  • Members will receive advance show notifications through our private Friends of the Bijou Newsletter.
  • Early ticket-buying privileges
  • Waived service fees on ticket orders
  • Invites to exclusive Friends of the Bijou events
  • Priority access to seats in row F and back seats on the floor level & FF and back in the balcony.
  • Bijou Sticker


$300 annually
(or $25/month)

  • All benefits from the previous level
  • Priority access to seats in rows C, D, E, and back on the floor level and CC, DD, EE, and back on the balcony.
  • Bijou Mug


$600 annually
(or $50/month)

  • All benefits from previous levels
  • Priority access to seats in the upper and lower loggias and first two rows of the floor and balcony.
  • Option to upgrade to Bijou Yeti Tumbler


$1,200 annually
(or $100/month)

  • All benefits from previous levels
  • Priority access to all seats in the entire auditorium and exclusive access to seats in opera boxes
  • Pre-show prix fixe dinner for two at the Bistro at the Bijou  (Meal includes: 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 2 beverages)


$2,500 annually
(or $210/month)

  • All benefits from previous levels
  • Priority access to all seats in the entire auditorium including front row, opera boxes, and loggias
  • Private film screening for up to 12 people, subject to availability


$5,000 annually
(or $420/month)

  • Because you REALLY love the Bijou Theatre and want to ensure it’s around for another 100 years
  • Plus all benefits from the previous levels

Become a Friend of the Bijou

Join our giving program and support the Bijou on a monthly recurring basis, or with an annual one time donation! No need to remember to renew your membership every year—simply sign up and we’ll do the rest.

You can also join by sending a check to:

P.O. BOX 1746

Please make checks payable to Bijou Theatre.

For personal assistance please contact Sam Kimbro, at 865-522-0832 ext. 206 or