Westcoast Black Theatre Throupe's founder Nate Jacobs  performing on stage


BY PHONE: (941) 366-1505

ONLINE: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=wbtt

Our online box office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

IN PERSON: 1012 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236



The WBTT Campus
Theatre and Education and Outreach Building
1012 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236


Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Performance Days: 1 hour before curtain (by phone or at the will call desk in the theatre)



WBTT offers four mainstage productions, and various special presentations throughout the season in our intimate, 170-seat theatre.

Click to buy tickets online or call WBTT’s Box Office at (941) 366-1505



2018-2019 Season Subscriptions Are On Sale!

WBTT’s 2018-19 Season “The Command Season,” offers some of WBTT’s most requested and celebrated original shows, a Broadway musical, and a drama by the prolific civil rights activist and playwright, James Baldwin. 

Click to buy a subscription online or call WBTT’s Box Office at (941) 366-1505


Single Tickets

2018-19 Single Tickets Are On Sale!

Mainstage Single Ticket Prices

Adults: $45 | Students 25 & Under*: $20 | Active Military*: $20

Student Rush Tickets $5; cash only, state-issued license or ID required. See “Waiting List and Rush Ticketing Policy” for more information.

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity at The Sarasota Opera House

Adults: $15 – 75 | Students 25 & Under*: $15 – 35 | Active Military*: $15 – 35

*must present valid ID upon request

Check Back For Special Programs

Young Artist Program
Voices: A Communication Forum
Young Playwrights
2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration: Jan. 21, 2019



The WBTT Theatre is an intimate theatre with 168 seats that are set up in a three-quarter round configuration. With our reserved seating, there is no need to wait in line! No matter where you sit, you will have a great view and feel up-close and personal with the actors.

Click here to view the seating chart.

Priority seating is available for a sponsorship of $2,500 or more. For information, call Debra Flynt-Garrett at (941) 366-1505, ext. 106




Free exchanges are available for current season subscribers, based on availability, and must be made at least 24-hours in advance of the performance date.

Exchanges for non-subscribers are based on availability and must be made at least 24-hours in advance of the performance date. Tickets are subject to an exchange fee.


Waiting List and Rush Ticketing Policy

If a performance is sold out, seats may still be made available through cancellations. Beginning one hour before the performance, the WBTT Will Call Desk will take names in person for the waiting list. If you are 25 or under, you may add your name to the list for Student Rush tickets for $5; cash only, state-issued license or ID required.

If any tickets are available, patrons on the wait list are given first priority, followed by Student Rush. All waiting list and rush tickets are subject to availability. Discounts and promotional offers do not apply. Submissions for wait list and rush tickets will not be accepted over the phone. Contact the box office with any additional questions, (941) 366-1505 press 1.


Late Seating

Due to the intimate size of our theatre, our entrances and exits are constantly in use by cast and crew and, therefore, we are unable to seat any late patrons. 

If you cannot arrive within 5 minutes of curtain time, please call the box office at (941) 366-1505, so we can hold your tickets and not release them for sale.

We start seating wait list and rush ticket patrons 5 minutes before curtain time. If we haven’t heard from you by then, we may offer your seats to wait list and rush ticket holders. We will do our best to find other seats for you, if any are available.



No refunds will be issued for tickets.

If unable to attend a show and you would like to donate your tickets back to the theatre, please contact the Box Office at least 24-hours in advance of the performance date. You will receive a letter for tax purposes. 


Group Sales

We all have groups that we belong to—a neighborhood, religious, or civic association, colleagues at work, on the court, or at the gym. If you want to have a fun time with 15 or more people, bring them to one of our performances. Just call us at (941) 366-1505 and we'll give you a special group discount. We suggest you make these arrangements as early as possible as shows sell out quickly.

Please note that a 50% deposit is due to reserve tickets, with the remaining balance due 30 business days later or one week before the scheduled performance- whichever comes FIRST.


Gift Certificates

Looking for a gift for someone's birthday, anniversary, retirement, or as a thank you? Whatever the occasion, give a WBTT gift certificate for great entertainment. Easy to do. Hard to beat! Call our Box Office (941) 366-1505, press 1.



Ticket Donation Requests

Thank you for thinking of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe for your fundraising event.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is committed to being a contributing member of our community, and proudly supports fellow nonprofit and educational programs. However, due to the intimate size of our theatre, we have a limited number of ticket donations available each season for fundraising events. Since we receive many requests for donations to worthy causes, we will do our best to respond via email within two weeks of receipt.

Requests may be submitted for any fundraising event, but preference will be given to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties with a mission that relates to our work. Requests are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Requests must be made a minimum of one month before your event.

Ticket donations are for fundraising purposes only.

If your request is approved, Westcoast Black Theatre will provide a certificate valid for tickets to an upcoming production, subject to availability and possible blackout dates.

Your event must acknowledge the donation of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe tickets in your printed or electronic program materials or on event signage.

Since we hope to partner with as many community organizations as possible, donations will be made to each organization only once per year.


Restaurant Partners

Visiting Sarasota? Stay nearby at one of our partnering hotels. Enjoy a meal before or after the show at one of our restaurant partners. Click here to learn more