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The core mission of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT) is to promote the performing arts. LHT presents plays by America's foremost African-American and multicultural playwrights; provide employment and career-building opportunities for actors, directors, designers, and technicians; and fosters youth development and education through workshops and outreach. LHT distinguishes itself as an eclectic learning community, sustained by both rigor and creativity. LHT draws from aesthetic, cultural and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area to enrich and strengthen the performing arts.
Conveniently located in the heart of Union Square, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre is a gorgeous old-school, intimate 570 seats theatre built in 1924 in a Spanish Gothic ornate Style. A "SF Classic" with the charms of a historical venue which can boast not having "a bad seat in the house!"
Envision your next event there, may it be a reunion, conference, lecture or performance: use our setting to meld Art and History with your happening.
Founded in 1981, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre company still is the premiere African-American theatre in the Bay Area, now in it's 31st Season!
The theatre is available throughout the summer, starting May 14th 2012.