Awards & Reviews


Best Live Music Venue in Winchester/Frederick County 2014, Northern Virginia Daily

Best Live Music Venue in Winchester/Frederick County 2015, Northern Virginia Daily

One of the Best Music Venues in the Shenandoah Valley 2015, Virginia Living Magazine

Best Performance & Events Venue in Winchester 2016, LUX Magazine

Spectrum Award for Service Excellence, City Beat News, 2016 & 2017

Ranked one of the 50 Best Small Music Venues in America, ClickitTicket



Ranked as one of
Rukkus’ 100 Favorite Places
To See Live Music!



Read about Bright Box Theater in the media!

Bright Box Celebrates Its First Anniversary – Winchester Star

The Bright Box Theatre of Winchester – Appalachian Jamwich

Bright Box Theatre Makes Smooth Debut – Winchester Star

Bright Box Theater takes center stage in Old Town Winchester –

Bright Box, SU form Partnership – Winchester Star

Theater on Loudon Street Mall Targets Local Residents, Tourists – Winchester Star

Wedding Inspiration: Modern “Musician-Styled Shoot – Beth T Photography Blog



“The attention to detail and effort that was put into creating a wonderful space for live music performances cannot be overstated.” ”…close enough to the stage to provide seated audience members with an intimate experience, as if watching the performance in their own living room.”
               – Vince P. Diem,  Appalachian Jamwich Magazine



“Bright Box Theater is a really stunning space that has the opportunity to put Old Town on the map in terms of presenting professional performing arts and events.”
               – David Little, Coordinator of New Music, Shenandoah University 



“I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the honor of being the ‘launch band’ for the Bright Box Theater music series last Friday night–  we had a terrific time, and I would say that the future looks BRIGHT indeed for your venue!”
               – Jenny Keel, wife of bluegrass legend Larry Keel


“When I say wonderful, it’s really so much more than that… Bright Box is without a doubt ‘THE BEST’ venue in this area. You have to see this place for yourself!”
               – Corinne Nelson, Family Is Forever


“It was truly an honor to have been able to witness [Kim Moon]! I think the “Bright Box” was made a little brighter by her and I see the beginning of a very bright future!!!”
               – Terry Oates, musician, Terry Oates and the Mudcats


“I attend a lot of shows in Boston, and really there’s no small venue there that matches Bright Box in terms of acoustic quality.”
               – Karl Gordon, venue rat


“It looks fantastic [ . . . ] It has the best sound system that I’ve ever used. I was amazed by how quickly they adjust everything to make it work. And the people are really friendly.”
               – Nicholas Hurst, musician


“I thoroughly enjoyed my first time visit to The Bright Box Theater conveniently located in Old Town Winchester, VA as a supporter of area Bluegrass band, Marv Ashby & High Octane and their Cd Release Party last night ! A Great venue, great atmosphere and staff that I would highly recommend for any genre of music event ! I will have to come back more often and will definitely spread the word about this awesome venue !”
               – Brett Smeltzer, DJ/ Host of “Bluegrass Retrospect with Brett Smeltzer” on the Bluegrass Jamboree


“One of the best parts of the revival of downtown Winchester has been the addition of the Bright Box Theater. It’s a venue where musicians, comedians, and dancers can come to perform and it’s an excellent way to spend a Friday or Saturday night enjoying the arts with some food and drinks. “
               – Allison Lizer, Whimsy In Winchester (Blog)


“We’ve travelled all over the world and it’s rare to find a venue as nice as this one. So please keep supporting them.”
               – Tom Principato, legendary blues-rock guitarist