The 16th biennial National Black Theatre Festival rolls out the purple carpet, transforming North Carolina's city of arts and innovation into a mega-performing arts center with over 100 performances in a number of the city’s venues. Theatre workshops, films, seminars, a teen poetry slam and a star-studded celebrity gala make this one of the best theatre festivals in the country. Visitors will see performances by celebrities as well as up-and-coming amateurs to the big stage including 2019’s celebrity co-chairs, actress Margaret "Shug" Avery (The Color Purple) and Broadway sensation Chester Gregory. More than a dozen hotels are offering special “marvtastic” rates and shuttles to theatre venues and will run from designated festival hotels. Ticket prices may vary, check the website for more details.


North Carolina Black Repertory Company

301 West Fifth Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101

(336) 723-2266

Updated July 1, 2019

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