Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Live Theatre is Storytelling with Flair

Discount Card.pngUpcoming FJT Events:

  • African American History Month POP-UP Theatre events throughout the city. Follow us on Twitter @FJTheatre and Facebook @ Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre to find the location, days and times of the performances. FREE!

For Evanston Children's Theatre and Tater Tot events, please click here.

FJT's Premium Discount Cards for the 2016 Summertime Season are available now for only $50, which includes three plays and two concerts!

You can mix and match (use five punches for one play, for instance), but the card may be punched just once per concert.* Purchase cards online here.
*Not valid for Black Tie Gala

Announcing the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
2016 Summertime Season!

  • "A Song For Coretta" by Pearl Cleage, June 11-26
  • "#LoveStories: Inspired by #BLACKLIVESMATTER" by Gloria Bond-Clunie, Marsha Estell & Tania Richard, July 9-24
  • "Single Black Female" by Lisa B. Thompson, August 6-21
  • Old School R&B Concert II, August 25
  • Jazz Meets Blues Concert III, August 26
  • Black Tie Gala, August 27

For Ticket prices and performance times for all FJT, ECT and Tater Tot shows please visit our website.

  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s 2016 Summertime Season Plays and Concerts
    • Tickets $12 advance/$17 at the door
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s 2016 Summertime Season Black Tie Gala
    • Tickets $50 advance/$60 at the door

Online ticket purchasing available starting April 4, 2016.


Did you know that when Black Theater Alliance Awards announced nominations at the beginning of August, FJT received FOUR?!

Thumbnail image for Tim Rhoze.jpgFleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's Artistic Director, Tim Rhoze, was nominated in the following categories for his play, “Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story” 

  • The Negro Ensemble Company Award for Outstanding Stage Production
  • The Oscar Brown, Jr. Award for Best Direction of a Play
  • The Lorraine Hansberry Award for Best Writing of a Play

Sean Blake.jpgActor Sean Blake was nominated for "The Sammy Davis, Jr. Award" for Best Leading Actor in a Play.

Learn more here

General Information

Main stage performances are held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays or 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 on the day of the performance. Seniors and students with ID at the door only, $10. Tickets for concert performances are also $12 in advance and $17 on the day of the performance. 

New Online Ticket Purchase Option

Theatre-goers now can conveniently purchase tickets online at the links that will be supplied for each performance. Online ticket sales will begin April 1, 2015.  A $1 fee per ticket applies for tickets purchased online.

Box Office Information
Advance tickets are available for purchase at the Morton Civic Center, Room 1100, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, weekdays from 10am-4pm. On weekends, tickets may be purchased at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm. Questions? Call or text 847-448-4311. 



Founded in 1979, under the name of the Foster Community Theatre, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has been thrilling audiences with over three decades of unique, inspirational and invigorating African American and African Diaspora-centered storytelling. From original plays to the best of Broadway, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre remained committed to supplying the very best in theatre.

"Umoja!! ….Working Together in Unity" is the foundation from which FJT began and continues to thrive!

It is our mission to present powerful, thought provoking, community-centered Theater Arts programming with a commitment to diversity and creative excellence. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and creative environment for directors, playwrights, set, light, and costume designers, as well as for experienced and novice performers. In this positive environment they can develop their skills and fully express their talents.

In August 2007, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre was nominated for five Black Theatre Alliance Awards for its summer production of Sarafina! The Music of Liberation!

For more information, please call 847-866-5915 or 311 (847-448-4311 outside Evanston).