The 17th biennial National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) rolls out the purple carpet August 1 – 6, 2022 in Winston-Salem, transforming North Carolina’s city of arts and innovation into a mega-performing arts center with over 130 performances in a number of the city’s venues. Theatre workshops, films, seminars, a teen poetry slam, and a star-studded celebrity gala all work together to accomplish the goal of making the National Black Theatre Festivals one of the best theater festivals in the country.

NBTF special hotel rates are now available. BOOK HERE

*If you are booking 10 or more guest rooms, please contact Kay Calzolari, CTIS at or 336-728-4237.

Details for the 2022 festival are forthcoming. Click here for more information.


Check out a special promotional trailer for the NBTF documentary film, “Holy Ground.”