Introducing Blue Ridge Community Theater’s
BLACK BOX THEATER
An intimate new venue for breathtaking performances
Blue Ridge Community Theater proudly offers a new Theater Experience that we are so excited to announce to our Patrons: Black Box Theater. We have created a more intimate environment to offer our patrons seeking a serious theater experience in a small immersive setting. With an emphasis on writing and acting, we will bring you shows that are not only critically acclaimed and award-winning, but also provide challenges for our actors seeking more complex and ‘meatier’ shows than the comedies we typically present on the Main Stage. Seating is currently limited and shows only run for three performances, so we strongly encourage buying tickets in advance.
What is Black Box Theater?
As an art form, Black Box Theatre serves a greater purpose of connecting the audience to the performers in a purposeful and uninterrupted way. Black Box Theaters have been popular since the 1920’s, and they can offer the ability to easily transform a scene through flexible staging and an intimate closeness to the performers that allows for a greater sense of immersion. In its most basic description, a Black Box Theatre is a simple, open space consisting of four walls, a floor, and a ceiling that are typically painted black.