The 200-seat Billie Holiday Theatre presents theater works by African- and Caribbean-American artists. Significant past productions have included Lotto: Inacent Black and the Five Brothers; One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show; and the musical Over Forty.
One of the nation’s premiere black theaters, the institution has nurtured the talent of artists such as Debbie Allen and Samuel L. Jackson since its founding in 1972. Located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the theater generally mounts three productions a year. Serving some 30,000 people annually, the theater has garnered a reputation for providing outstanding professional productions at affordable prices.
Special programming available during Black History Month and Kwanzaa. Certain music history programs can be booked at the theater during school hours.