The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL)

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) is a multi-disciplined arts institution whose mission is to create and enhance an awareness and understanding of artistic, cultural, and aesthetic differences. It offers a multitude of facility rental options. We look forward to making your event a memorable one.


An excellent venue for major productions, concerts, workshops, etc.

» Seating:

   » Floor  - 1,053
   » Balcony  - 694
   » Total Seats  - 1,747
» Stage: The pit area and the stage are made of a black EPG hard surface material used on Broadway shows. (Dimensions: 45'W X 80'D)
» Loading Dock: Loading Dock 1 is located on the west side of Canton Street. It can accommodate 2 semi-trailer trucks. Freight access to the stage is through a 12' X 9'6" overhead door on stage left.
» Box Office: Located off of Canton Street
» Electrical:
» 1600 amp 120/208 volt service stage right
   » 1200 amp 120/208 volt service stage right
» Dressing Rooms:
» 1 men's restroom to the south of the theater
   » 1 women's restroom to the north of the theater (near the Arena)

Muse Cafe

An excellent venue for comedy shows, one-man/woman theater performances, music programs and poetry performances.

» Seats: 250 total
» 3 dressing rooms
» Bar & prep kitchen

Meeting Rooms

Room T203

» Excellent setting for small meetings
» Great for breakfasts, receptions, and intimate dinners
» Accommodates 100 theater-style and 60 banquet-style

Room T312-313

» The largest banquet/meeting room
» Great for hosting proms, birthday/anniversary parties, weddings/receptions, etc.
» Accommodates 500 theater-style and 250 banquet-style

Room T314

» A medium-sized banquet/meeting room
» Great for wedding ceremonies, receptions, workshops, seminars, banquets, and parties
» Accommodates 300 theater-style and 150 banquet-style