Black Spectrum Theatre

Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.


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Nurturing a New Generation of Artists
for the 21st Century

A Living Theater & Performance Space

With a rich history of community-based theater, The Black Spectrum Theater is geared toward nurturing a new generation of artists in the 21st century. With 15–20 live events a year (ranging from theatre to music), we offer an exciting full season of programming, and our summer camps and after-school programs are geared to helping our youth explore the magic of the performance arts. Contact us today to learn more or to purchase tickets.

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(718) 723-1800

About Us

Writer, producer, filmmaker, and visionary Carl Clay founded Black Spectrum Theatre in 1970 to provide the community with African-American cultural expression through contemporary theater and film. To this end, we produce and present theatre, films, and videos examining issues of social significance to the African-American community. At our 325-seat state-of-art theatre, we serve more than 20,000 audience members annually—and we reach many thousands more through our nationally distributed films for urban teens series, mobile stage, and school residency programs.

Based in Jamaica, NY, Black Spectrum is the only professional theatre company reaching out to people of African descent in the area. Our programs for children and youth include our Youth and Children's Theatre Company, Summer Theatre Camp, Children's and Youth Theatre Institute, and E-CAP After School Program.

Call today to learn more.


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(718) 723-1800

Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

177-01 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434

Service Area
Serving Jamaica, NY, and the Surrounding 50-Mile Radius


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