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Black Ensemble Theater

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This place is a gem!

This is remarkable talent featured in a friendly, beautiful, and accessible venue. It's a place... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Jay F
Superb, one great performance after another!

I have had the pleasure of viewing several plays here and each one was fantastic. Every seat is... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Lori D
Chicago, Illinois
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24 Mar 2018
“This place is a gem!”
8 Mar 2018
“Superb, one great performance after another!”
Black Ensemble Theater (BE), Founded in 1976 by the phenomenal actress, producer, and playwright Jackie Taylor, has grown from a small community arts organization to a vibrant nationally and internationally renowned arts institution. A leader and...more
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4450 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-5404
+1 773-769-4451
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rick Stone The Blues Man was filled with wonderful blues sounds and songs. Friendly performers met us before and after the performance. We would visit again!

Thank Dee O
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is remarkable talent featured in a friendly, beautiful, and accessible venue. It's a place where the performers give their heart and soul to entertain you and then, after the performance, line up to shake your hand and thank you for coming. The Black Ensemble...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I have had the pleasure of viewing several plays here and each one was fantastic. Every seat is great for viewing, however the first row of the balcony is pretty tight if you need leg room. They sell drinks and refreshments. The plays are generally...More

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Wow - What an amazing production of The Black Pearl, the story of Josephine Baker - Ms. Baker is an amazing story of one of the most talented and interesting celebrities of the Twentieth Century - This production company put on a show that is...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I am so glad that I attended the show. It was absolutely wonderful. All of the performers were as good as Broadway stars. The theater itself was beautiful. I would consider this a must see when visiting Chicago.

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The show are well detailed life experiences of many different artist. Good singing and dancing. Parking on site as well as on the street.

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

The Black Ensemble Theater's plays are truly "BROADWAY WORTHY..." If you're ever in Chicago treat yourself, you'll "NEVER be disappointed!!!"

Thank Fabius M
Reviewed 25 March 2016

While on a weekend getaway in Chicago, my friend and I decided to check out the Arts. We attended a show, The Sensational Sixties and sensational it was!! Very talented artist. From the beginning to the end the music and the attire made you feel...More

Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Great musical reviews! Accomplished and amazingly talented casts. A real insight into what makes Chicago theater what it is. Not the usual stop for tourists, but it should be. And near several interesting neighborhoods with great restaurants.

Thank alan p
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I volunteer usher thru another Chicago organization. I have worked here a half dozen times. This is the most welcoming and appreciative of venues -- I feel like they value my service. The patrons all act like family members, so happy to see each other...More

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