"Breaking Boundaries"

Unchain My Heart:
A Tribute to Ray Charles
Featuring Joe McBride

October 26 – 29, 2017

The ultimate tribute to blues legend Ray Charles featuring jazz great Joe McBride, an innovator since his first recordings in the early ‘90s known for making the lines between jazz, R&B, soul, funk, and pop become indistinguishable. In his one-man show, Mr. McBride plays and sings the songs of Ray Charles creating another unforgettable experience at the BATC.

Black Nativity
by Langston Hughes
Directed by Jiles King

December 1 – 17, 2017

Now in its 14th year, this seasonal favorite is back for yet another year of theatrical wonderment.  Don’t miss Langston Hughes’ foot-stomping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping holiday favorite and experience the Nativity story through gospel music.

December 9, 2017, 8:00 pm performance is sponsored by:


Bishop Arts Theatre Center will be a Donation Station for the North Texas Food Bank this Holiday Season.  Come by during business hours, Monday-Friday from 9:00 – 5:00 to drop off your non-perishable can of food.  Drop off 3 or more cans and be eligible for a $15 ticket for the week of December 8, 9, & 10.  (Cans must be presented in person to receive $15 ticket price)


by George Stevens, Jr.
In partnership with
Jubilee Theatre

February 7 – 25, 2018

DFW Theatre Critics Award winner for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Selmore Haines stars in Thurgood written by George Stevens Jr., the dramatic retelling of the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. A must see for all in celebration of Black History Month.

*Special school matinee performances are available for school groups February 7-9.
Call Group Sales at 214-948-0716 to reserve seats for your school now.



Down for #TheCount
One-Act Play Festival
A Celebration of Female Voices
Directed by Phyllis Cicero

April 5 – 15, 2018

Now in its 3rd year, this one-act play festival features six short plays by women of all backgrounds.  This event brings to life onstage the female voice in exciting, funny, and heartbreaking stories that only live theatre can do.

For mature audiences only. Not suitable for young audiences


Banned Together:
A Censorship Cabaret
Presented by the Dramatist Guild Legal Defense Fund

September 24-29, 2018

A collection of shows and scenes that have been banned or challenged from performances in schools or in the public sector featuring our TNT (Teenagers And Theatre) apprenticeship students.  Banned Together will spotlight works from shows like RentCabaret, Fun Home, and Angels in America, this cabaret-style evening highlights the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of speech during Banned Books Week.

*Contains adult language and mature themes. Suitable for audiences 13 years and older.

Our 24th year anniversary season is sponsored by the generosity of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission On The Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Dramatists Guild Fund, Heritage Oak Cliff, Frost Bank, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, and Barefoot Wines.