Click here for full list of shows that have been affected by the pandemic.

Support Us



As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Bijou Theatre raises money annually to support operating costs and to subsidize programs. Your support will help us continue to provide a culturally-diverse performance space in Downtown Knoxville for musicians and artists for years to come! Whether you are an individual wishing to make a personal contribution or a corporation that wishes to create a partnership, there are several ways that you can support the Bijou Theatre. We’d like to thank every one of our Friends of the Bijou, and your generosity throughout the years. Your support means so much to us.


Pandemic Sustainability Fund

The Bijou Theatre is more than a historic landmark; it’s a vital cultural asset for our community – creating a gathering place for all, developing a platform for arts of all kinds, and preserving a touchstone of Knoxville’s long, storied history – while building a vibrant and diverse future for the arts in Knoxville.

However, the Bijou is a jewel that cannot be taken for granted. The Bijou needs your support now more than ever to continue to survive and thrive for our community. In response to the pandemic, we closed our doors on March 13th and suspended all programming until further notice. As a result, we have no means for earning revenue, and even with the lights off, the Bijou carries more than $30,000 in overhead each month.

We know these are very difficult and uncertain times for everyone. If you are able, we hope that you’ll commit to the Bijou today by making a contribution.

When we’re able to be together again, you’ll need a creative and social outlet more than ever, and we’ll be here for you!

Rent the Marquee!

Want to see your message on the iconic Bijou Theatre marquee? Now’s your chance! Get creative and use your marquee message to wish someone a happy birthday, tell someone you love them, say congratulations, ask a very important question, or for any other special occasion!

Make the Bijou marquee your own with a $100 donation to the theatre!

Friends of the Bijou

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!

Corporate Sponsors

Support from community partners is a crucial component to success for the Bijou Theatre. The Bijou Theatre is grateful to our sponsors for their generosity. Our sponsorship programs increase access and recognition for individual and corporate donors in the community. Sponsorship packages are customized to your specific needs.


If you would like to learn more about how you can support us, please contact our Executive Director, Courtney Bergmeier, at or 865-522-0832 ext. 201.