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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.


Signup for our monthly newsletter the "The Fourth Wall" and stay up to date with the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. For more information, please call 847-866-5915 or 311 (847-448-4311 outside Evanston). 

Theatre Premium Gold Member Card

Enjoy three plays and two concerts, along with other specials announced during the season. These Premium Gold Member Cards make great gifts, even if that gift is for you.  Shows and Concerts take place from June-August at 3:00pm or 7:00pm. For more information call 847-866-5914.  


YSTEP  Youth & Senior Theatre Ensemble Project


This amazing program helps create intergenerational partnerships between teenaged students and Older Adults. Together, they will share life stories and then conceive, write, and perform an original short one-act play under the direction of a YSTEP Artistic Leader. The mission is simple: strengthen the community by bridging the gap between the generations through theatre, communication, and mutual respect. Enthusiastic participants, who can attend six 60-minute artistic sessions, are encouraged to enroll. This program has been a big hit with young people and seniors alike. Enrollment is limited, so reserve your space today!  For more information call  847-866-5914


Tater Tot Theatre

Tater Tot

Open registration will be on September 8 from 4-6pm for Evanston’s Tater Tot Theatre Company. The Tater Tot Theatre Company was created to allow young thespians ages 5-7 the opportunity to participate in the magic of live theatre. This year we will be performing a brand new adaptation of selected Aesop’s Fables! Students will explore classic tales like The Tortoise and the Hare using dance, music, and plenty of humor. We are all very excited about the Tater Tot Theatre in Evanston! For more information call 847) 866-5914.
Tater Tot Theatre Company turns no child away!


Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre & Piven Theatre Workshop

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Intro to Piven

FJT and Piven

Perfect for the young student who wants to begin exploring theatre arts in a fun and supportive environment!  This 10-week class allows students to stretch their creative muscles through theatre games while they begin to discover the art of storytelling and improvisation.  This class provides the perfect introduction to the legendary Piven training technique, register now! Call 847-866-5914 for more information.


Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Summertime Season 2017

Updated on 10/09/2017 11:24 AM