National Black Theatre

National Black Theatre was founded in 1968 in the heart of Harlem by the late Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, an award winning, visionary artist and entrepreneur. With a distinguished history of innovative work in its community, NBT is among the oldest Black Theaters in the country, and among the longest owned and operated by a woman of color. NBT is also a pioneer as the first to establish revenue generating Black art complex located at 2031 5th Avenue in Harlem, NY. NBT's core mission remains the same today as it was at the time of its founding, to produce transformational theatrical experiences that enhance African-American cultural identity by telling authentic stories of the Black experience.

Productions (12)

Score it Buy from $30
Unreviewed
Opens Feb 06
NYC: West Village

A woman grows up, conflicted by whether or not she should continue her father's dreams.

Unreviewed
Closed
NYC: Chelsea

A famous gospel singer on her way to a major recording, must face her past.

88
Excellent
188 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

A modern-day reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet centered around a queer, Black man. 

72
Good
66 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

World premiere musical based on the life of South African musical legend and activist Miriam Makeba.

Unreviewed
Closed
NYC: Virtual

National Black Theatre presents a radio drama about life in prison.

88
Excellent
2 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Brooklyn

The Bushwick Starr and National Black Theatre present this world premiere, a wide-sweeping concert/play that

88
Excellent
26 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Harlem

National Black Theatre and Hi-ARTS present a remounting of Liza Jessie Peterson's solo piece about the prison…

87
Excellent
22 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Harlem

National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem present RSC actor Paterson Joseph's solo play about…

87
Excellent
9 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Harlem

National Black Theatre presents the world premiere of this surreal drama about police brutality victims stuck…

83
Great
14 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Harlem

National Black Theatre presents the world premiere of Harrison David Rivers' drama about two sisters in an…

88
Excellent
34 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Harlem

National Black Theatre presents Dominique Morisseau's drama inspired by the Jena Six.

86
Excellent
1 Review
Closed
NYC: Harlem

National Black Theatre presents the New York premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's play about an old broad who wants…

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