The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Ranks Among the Five “Top Theatre Festivals to Visit Around the World”

The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival (ABTF), which is commonly referred to as the festival of “40 plays in four days,” provides attendees with access to the largest selection of world-class, afro-centric theatre, in the entire country, all under one roof. The ABTF was recently ranked among the “Top Theatre Festivals to Visit Around the World” by

The dates for the annual event have now been released for 2018, and those planning their October events in Atlanta can schedule this amazing festival for October 3rd to October 6th. The event will take place at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur, Georgia.

“We are excited about this year’s marathon celebration of Afrocentric theatre, culture, and art,” stated Festival Director, Toni Simmons Henson. “When it comes to Atlanta festivals, there are more than a few to choose from. However, this celebration is one where the plays and events envelop you until it feels more like a family reunion than an art festival.”

Regardless if an attendee is a fan of traditional theatre (August Wilson), urban contemporary (Tyler Perry) or just loves a great art festival, this event has something for everyone. The diverse line-up of plays, exhibits, parties and market vendors have been curated from around the corner, and around the world.

“Recently, this festival has also been named as one of the ‘Best Fall Festivals’, by, as well as a ‘Can’t Miss Fall Festival’ by the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau,” continued Henson. “There’s no question that the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is going to become one of your favorite things to do each year when in Atlanta and we invite you to stop by and see what it’s all about this year.”

Additional information about the line-up for the 2018 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival can be found by visiting the organization’s website at


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