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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

February 23 - Legends of R&B Concert 


A concert for the ages you don’t want to miss. This will be a soul-stirring musical homage to Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Luther Vandross featuring three powerhouse singers; Qiana McNary (Crowns and Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert), Mardra Thomas (Lady Day At Emerson Bar & Grill and Crowns) and Ricky Harris (Crowns). Along with the Reginald Thomas Band, they will perform a concert jam-packed with unforgettable songs. Included: a full post-concert Hecky’s Barbecue dinner buffet with beer, wine and desserts. Purchase your tickets today before we are sold out.
Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Adults; Admission: $40 at the door

March 15 - Women's History Month Bruncheon
Join in on Sunday, March 15. This event will feature special guest speaker, the brilliant award-winning actress, playwright and director, Regina Taylor. A delicious brunch buffet prepared by Chef Q, and Champagne Mimosas will be served, with live musical performances.
Information: 847-866-5914
Location: Levy Senior Center
Age: Adults
Admission: $30 online, $40 at the door
Purchase online tickets Online


Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Summertime Season 2020 

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Theatre Premium Gold Member Card

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The 2020 Premium Gold Member Card
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. Purchase your Gold Membership Card for only $85.




Fleetwood-Jourdain Summertime Season 2019

Updated on 10/28/2019 9:58 AM