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National Black Theatre, Inc.

2031 Fifth Avenue
2031 National Black Theatre Way
Manhattan, NY 10035
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-11:00pm
Sat-Sun 10:00pm-11:00pm
Phone: (212) 926-1049

Description: Located on dividing line between East and West Harlem, NBT was founded in 1968 by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, thereby becoming the country's first revenue-generating black theater arts complex. NBT produces theatrical productions, workshops and seminars. The 64,000-square-foot interior, rich with colorful African artwork and decor, bursts with warmth and a deep sense of cultural pride. NBT's spaces host all manner of performances--musical and dramatic--as well as lectures, workshops & dance classes.