Jubilee is noted for presenting theatrical works that reflect the African-American experience; recent productions have included August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean and the musicals The Wiz, Blues in the Night and One Mo’ Time. It became an Equity company in 1995. Over the past several years, programming has been expanded with the introduction of a music series, a reading series, and an educational outreach program.
Founded in 1981, the troupe had no permanent home for most of its early history, instead performing on off-days in local theaters and nightclubs. In the mid-1980s, with the help of an Amon G. Carter Foundation challenge grant, the company raised matching funds for a permanent home, and in 1987, Jubilee Theatre opened its doors at 3114 East Rosedale. Then, in November 1993, the theater relocated to its present venue in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, which was renovated in 2005.
Jubilee Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Average
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Thursday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: $14–$25, preview prices $10; students, seniors, KERA Card members, and Arts Card participants get $2 off regular ticket prices. Groups of 10 or more get a $2 per ticket discount. Saturday matinée special: Buy 1 get 1 free. $5 student Rush tickets are sold 15 minutes before curtain. No exchanges or refunds (unless performance is canceled)
- Subscriptions: Subscriptions for four ($55–$80) or six ($85–$120) shows available. Subscribers save up to 20%.