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


BY PHONE: (941) 366-1505

ONLINE: https://westcoastblacktheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/

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 (in Education & Outreach Building next to theatre)
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (in Education & Outreach Building next to theatre)
Performance Days: 1 hour before curtain (at the Will Call Desk in the theatre lobby)



WBTT offers four mainstage productions, and various special presentations throughout the season in our intimate, 205-seat theatre.

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2019-2020 Season Subscriptions and Single Tickets are available for purchase as of August 5, 2019!

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s 2019-2020 Season – our 20th Anniversary Season – will celebrate women as we present a world premiere musical, two acclaimed Broadway musicals and a renowned play about African-American women pioneers.

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2019-2020 Single Tickets are on sale now, subject to availability!

Mainstage Single Ticket Prices

Adults: $47 | Students 25 & Under*: $22 | Active Military*: $22

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



Check our home page for exciting programing throughout the year!

Young Artist Program performance showcases

WBTT Voices: Community Forums

Young Playwrights Series

Special concerts and celebrations



The WBTT Theatre is an intimate theatre with 205 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.

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.



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 a student aged 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.



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. 



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.



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.



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

The 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.