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Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201 (east of Ridge Ave.)
847-866-5914 /




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.

The Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre  is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, A State Agency.


Signup for our monthly newsletter the "The Fourth Wall" and stay up to date with the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. For more information, please call 847-866-5914 or 311 (847-448-4311 outside Evanston). 

Special Events


After the unveiling of the FJT Summertime Season 2020, you can purchase your 2020 FJT Premium Gold Member Card for the one time only offer of $60! That’s a $90 savings over the regular season ticket price…tonight only. What a Great Holiday Gift. Gold Members will enjoy three plays, a rockin summertime concert, and the season-ending “Stompin" at the Savoy Wine & Dine Dance Party and Concert”, along with several 2020 Summertime Season specials.


December 21, 7pm
22, 3pm
December 28, 7pm
December 29, 3pm

The Nutcracker meets The Wizard of Oz in this popular holiday show for all ages; combining ballet, hip-hop, and modern dance with storytelling theatre and the Tchaikovsky score you know and love. Join Clara, Toto, The Snowwoman and the Nutcracker on their fun and mysterious journey. This is a holiday play for the entire family.
Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Age: All
Admission: $20 online tickets; $25 at the door
Purchase Tickets for Nutcracker(ish)
Call us at (847) 866-5914 for more information.   



Join your friends and neighbors in celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa featuring West African Drumming, Spoken Word and Dancing. The esteemed Dr. Gilo Kwesi Cornell Logan will preside over the traditional recitation of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and the lighting of the Kinara. There will be plenty of hands-on art activities for the entire family, food vendors, and many more surprises.
Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center,  1655 Foster St., Evanston 60201
Age: All
Admission: Free
Time: 6pm


Theatre Premium Gold Member Card


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The 2020 Premium Gold Member Card available Dec 3.
Enjoy three plays, a Rockin summertime concert and the season-ending “Stompin" at the Savoy Wine & Dine Dance Party
and Concert”, along with several 2020 Summertime Season specials. View the upcoming 2020 season’s lineup and
purchase your Gold Membership Card for only $75, a 50% savings, beginning Dec 3 thru Dec 31 (prices increase Jan 1,
2020). What a great holiday gift for that special someone.



Fleetwood-Jourdain Summertime Season 2019

Updated on 10/28/2019 9:58 AM