A fully restored Bonnie Kate will host an array of events ranging from live theater productions to musical presentations. It will be the center for the arts in the Carter County/Elizabethton community, offering opportunities for classic movies, classes and workshops and community gatherings.
Plans include restoring the stage area, adding period-appropriate lighting and decor., painting, fixing electric work, and adding stage lights, chairs and sound. A sprinkler system. and roof improvements will be a part of the reivtalization plan as well. In the future, a building addition which extends into the back lot will allow for adding a thrust stage, exposing the original decorations on the back wall and make room for a backstage and dressing rooms.