Welcome to the new! This year the Anthony Bean Community Theater and Acting School celebrates 20 years of excellence in the performing arts.

The Anthony Bean Community Theater (ABCT) was established in Spring 2000 to meet the growing demands of New Orleans area residents seeking a quality, culturally diverse, performing arts venue. The theater also met the needs of individuals seeking to learn the art of acting, set design and theatre management. In recent years, ABCT has become a vehicle to enter New Orleans' booming "Hollywood South" film industry.

ABCT is unique in that it is not only a major theater production company, but a year-round, open enrollment acting school serving both adults and children with an eclectic group of courses designed to meet the basic needs of individuals seeking careers in stage and screen acting, set design and theatre management.  

ABCT believes that the arts have the power to transform people's lives. Our Mission is simple: "to inspire those we serve through the magic of the arts."  The Hallmark of ABCT and that which separates us from "all the rest" is - diversity.  ABCT proudly presents the most diverse theater schedule in the New Orleans area.  Our programing fare includes, the classics; Shakespeare, August Wilson and Tennessee Williams as well as popular drama (Reflections and Misery), comedy (Jar the Floor, Steal Away), and musicals (The Color Purple, Simply Irma and The Phyllis Hyman Story). Most importantly, ABCT mounts original plays such as I'd Rather Be Rich and Say Amen, and showcases our talented kids in perennial favorites: Cats, The Wiz, High School Musical and 504.  

The goal of the ABCT Acting School is to provide an intense, high quality learning and performing opportunity in an atmosphere where young people are encouraged to set goals, take risks and view mistakes as an avenue for learning. ABCT opens students up to the greatness that lies within them and creates an awareness that the Arts are a constructive vehicle of personal expression.

Anthony Bean Community Theater boasts a full professional portfolio including video DVD Productions and an ABCT clothing line. In addition to children and adult acting classes, ABCT offers a youth theater, an after-school program, and the Anthony Bean Community Theater City Choir.  During the summer months, working in conjunction with the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission - ABCT also operates a summer day camp.

We at ABCT wish to express our sincere gratitude for your ongoing support over the past 15 years and we urge you to purchase your PASS for the upcoming season. Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing you at our next production.

Come and celebrate our Anniversary and you will agree.



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Limited Edition Poster celebrates 20 years of ABCT!The Summer Camp Flyer

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ABCT Play Compilation.

Enjoy snippets of our 20th-year performance history.


I’m waiting for all city ordinances regarding COVID-19 and summer camps. We don’t know what the summer will bring; however, ABCT will follow all city ordinances and practice social distance to protect our children and workers. I will post the latest update from the Mayor’s Office as soon as I receive them. Everyone, please stay safe.

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We commissioned nationally recognized New Orleans artist, Iam Bennu to create this limited edition commemorative poster in honor of our 20th Anniversary of bringing Black theatre excellence to New Orleans. The poster is a beautiful collage of ABCT shows and performances that will enhance any wall in your office or home. Images look great on this high-quality poster, printed on heavyweight 7 mil semi-gloss paper using superior dye inks. The poster measures 24”x 36”. Also, you can order an autographed poster, each piece is numbered and signed by Anthony Bean and his ensemble cast.
Treat the art Collector in you to this limited edition, or give it as a gift. All proceeds support the Anthony Bean Community Theater and Acting School

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