Preliminary plans are underway for the 2021 National Black Theatre Festival, produced by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company. The Festival is scheduled for August 2-7, 2021 in Winston-Salem.

We will collaborate with state and local health officials regarding the COVID-19 protocols and procedures for public gatherings.  Our primary concern is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, artists, volunteers, and patrons.

-National Black Repertory Company


The 17th biennial National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) rolls out the purple carpet August 2 – 7, 2021 in Winston-Salem, transforming North Carolina’s city of arts and innovation in 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.

While details for the 2021 festival are still forthcoming but you can make your hotel reservations today. Thousands traditionally flock to Winston-Salem to experience some of the best talent in theatre so you do not want to miss out.


Headquarter Host Hotels: 

Marriott Winston-Salem
425 N. Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Rates: $209/night plus tax(single/double); $229/night plus tax (Concierge-single/double)
NOTE: To receive the festival rate, please mention the National Black Theatre Festival.

Embassy Suites Hotel
460 N. Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Rates: For rates and reservations, click this link.


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