Cincinnati Black Theatre Company

The mission of Cincinnati Black Theatre Company (CBTC) is to keep alive the spirit of Black Theatre by offering top-notch theatrical productions, performance and employment opportunities, children’s theatre, educational programs and community outreach in all aspects of theatre arts. CBTC is committed to increasing literacy, promoting diversity and multiculturalism, pursuing collaborations, and providing access to the arts!

What's New:

  • CBTC Lineup for the 2017-2018 Season

    “SANAA FESTIVAL” – BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL – NOVEMBER - 2017
    "BLACK NATIVITY” – MUSICAL – DECEMBER 2ND, 8TH, & 9TH, 2017 - TICKETS AVAILABLE
    “DREAM GIRLS” – MUSICAL – FEBRUARY 2018
    “MISS BLACK CINCINNATI TEEN PAGEANT” - APRIL 2018
    “CHILDREN SPRING MUSICAL” - “TBD” – MAY 2018
    “IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE” DANCE MUSICAL – MAY 2018
    “CHILDRENS SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMP” – JUNE 2018
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  • Black Nativity

    December 2nd, 8th, & 9th, 2017
    World of Deliverance, Family Life Center
    693 Fresno Rd.
    Cincinnati, OH 45240

    Jesus: The hope, the pulse, the heart
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  • Cincy Sanaa Festival

    Save the Date
    November 10th & 11th!

    A celebration of African & African -American life, art, music, history, and culture and more!
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Become a Member

Join now! Don't miss the chance to become a Friend of CBTC! Become a member today! Friends of CBTC, are a part of CBTC a theatrical arts organization that enables you to meet new people and enjoy exhilarating theatrical and educational events!

Cincinnati Black Theatre Company is growing its "wings"!

After 8 years in our former location, CBTC is finally moving to a space we can call our own..but this old building needs some major work. Your donations will go directly to the renovations of our future home - walls, HVAC, dance studio and more. Donations of any amount [$10 - $100 - $1,000 - $10,000 or anywhere in between] are greatly appreciated! Donors will receive print recognition during this upcoming season.

Since our founding, we have worked with partners and rented space to support our performances, rehearsals and teaching mission. As we look to the future growth and needs of our organization, we need a permanent home: a rehearsal space, a teaching space and a formal studio for our programs.