KINGSPORT – Kingsport Theatre Guild proudly presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson December 19th-22nd 2013 at the beautiful Renaissance Theatre in Kingsport.‚  In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman Kids‚¬ probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You wont believe the mayhem ‚¬ and the fun ‚¬ when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!‚  Make this part of your Christmas celebrations for the whole family.‚  Special group rates available to school groups.

Performances: December 19th-22nd Tickets are $12.00

School Performances offered December 19th and 20th
Dec 19th at 10am (School Group Rates Offered)
Dec 19th at 7pm
Dec 20th at 10am (School Group Rates Offered)
Dec 20th at 7pm
Dec 21st at 2pm
Dec 21st at 7pm
Dec 22nd at 2pm

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets in advanced or call (423) 392-8427

Serving the Region since 1947, the Kingsport Theatre Guild, INC. is one of the oldest community theatres in the state, in continuous operation since 1947. J. Fred Johnson, one of Kingsport city founders, may have been the citys first prominent Thespian. He appeared in a 1920 theatrical production titled Everybodys Husband for the benefit of the future public library. It wasnt until 1947, however, that an official community theater was formed and Kingsport Theatre Guild presented its first formal offering, Yes and No. Through the years, the Kingsport Theatre Guild has performed in a variety of venues, including a barn on a Edens Ridge, School auditorium, Church Fellowship halls, a community center on Sullivan Street, a Fine Arts Center on Church Circle, and, currently, at the Renaissance Arts Center. In 1992, KTG expanded its Board of Directors to include more community representatives, and in 1993 hired its first staff person. Since that time much has been accomplished. Growing audiences and increasing financial support from local businesses and individuals have enabled the Kingsport Theatre Guild to offer a year-round schedule of musicals, dramas, comedies and thrillers, as well as childrens theatre produced specifically for school groups. For an arts organization to exist for more than 50 years requires the vision, commitment and determination of many people. The Kingsport Theatre Guild appreciates the business and individuals who support Community Theater through sponsorship, membership, volunteerism, or by the attendance of their productions.

About the Office of Cultural Arts & Engage Kingsport


City of Kingsport Mission: To provide economic, educational and quality of life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse Community.


The Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.‚  It operates a public art program, concert and theatrical events, the Kingsport Carousel Project, the Carousel Fine Craft Show and a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations.‚  They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the Friends of the Cultural Arts group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.


The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsports goals are to collaborate with a variety of arts organizations as well as non-arts organizations, with the aim of increasing opportunities and outlets for artists of all types. As Kingsport becomes a destination for artists and art enthusiasts, new markets and opportunities emerge. The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are dedicated to cultivating cultural assets and promoting them as vehicles for economic and community development.


For more information contact the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at

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