Black Spectrum Theatre

Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Theater Training Programs

Young Lions Theatre Festivals

Young Lions Theatre Festivals

In the Schools—Theatre Residency (Is now virtual through June 2022)

Contact Black Spectrum today to learn more about our exciting educational opportunities. We can't wait to make a difference in your life and the lives of children throughout the area.

Black Spectrum’s Arts and Education and After-School Programming

We offer instruction and performances in a wide range of performing arts disciplines, including:

  • Theatre
  • Music Studio Recording Residency
  • African Drumming
  • Digital Video Production
  • Dance Movement

Why choose Black Spectrum’s Arts and Education?

  • A 40-year history of producing, presenting and training in theatre arts.
  • One-stop shopping for a complete Performing Arts program with modern, up-to-date programming in Music, Production, Digital Video, Sign Language, Movement, and Theatre.
  • Unlike other programs BSTC provides a gateway to on-stage professional performances, technical stewardship, and jobs with other theatres throughout the city and country.
  • Black Spectrum Operates year-round and provides exciting opportunities for young people to train and work in theater, films, and concerts, allowing them to perfect their crafts.
  • Black Spectrum has an exchange program with several African-American theaters throughout the country.
  • Black Spectrum operates its own facility where students in the after-school programs can continue their training at our weekend academy.
  • Black Spectrum provides theatre space and gives back to all the programs it works with.

When You Contract with Black Spectrum, Your School Gets:

  • Subscriptions to the parent of participants, so the entire family can see plays.
  • Staff is given discounts for dinner theatre get-togethers, holiday parties, etc.

Children, Youth, and Adult Theatre Institute

Since 1980, Black Spectrum has served as an unrivaled showcase for rising young actors. Our prestigious company has trained over 3,000 students in our children/youth division and summer theatre camp programs. Mentoring children, teens and adults in the arts is what Black Spectrum's Institute is all about. We're proud to say that training here at Black Spectrum is tantamount to the finest training in the world. Our participants have gone on to prestigious drama schools and have done professional theatre as well as professional television.

Theatre Training

Take advantage of our excellent theater training classes! The classes are held November through May. Contact us for additional information.


  • $750 for Children (Ages 7–13) Saturdays 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • $750 for Youth (Ages 14–19) Saturdays 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • $150 per Adult (Ages 20 & Up, 8-Week Course) Evening Classes

E-CAP (Entertainment Careers Arts Program)

Black Spectrum's community education programs are committed to bringing theater to classrooms and underserved community schools throughout the NYC area.

Summer Theatre Camp

Contact us today to learn more about our exciting summer camp program!


  • Date: July–August
  • Ages: 6–13
  • Regular Hours: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost $1,298)
  • Extended Hours: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Cost $1,388)
School Visiting the Theater School Kids Children's Theatre Institute Summer Camp Adult Theatre Institute

Holiday Theatre Camp

Contact us today to learn more about our Holiday Theater Camp for children interested in a theater experience over the Christmas Holiday. Our 5 day program operates from 8am-6pm over the Christmas holiday and it's for ages 7-13. Call us for prices and exact dates.