The Dream


The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was founded in 1999, as not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and for many years performed in a variety of spaces available, but we dreamed of having a theatre of our own. In 2010 we rented a large warehouse building that was temporarily transformed into our theatre. Three years later, WBTT’s dream of a permanent home came true when we were able to buy that warehouse building as well as the entire 2½-acre site it sat on containing the historic Binz building and associated parking areas. The days of itinerancy were over.

Since then, we have grown exponentially—more shows, more sold-out performances, and many more education outreach programs. However, WBTT is fast reaching the limitations of our current facilities.

Now it’s time to dream again—to turn the site into a cohesive, state-of-the-art theatre arts center that supports first-class artistic productions and education programs.

Already, many donors have stepped forward to help keep the dream alive. We have already raised $6.5 million for WBTT’s Heart & Soul Campaign. Additionally, we have completed Phase One by renovating our Education and Outreach Building. At the end of the 2018-2019 season, we will begin renovating the theatre. For more information, call Julie Leach, 941.366.1505, Ext. 103.

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