The 64,000 square foot interior, rich with colorful African artwork and decor, bursts with warmth and a deep sense of cultural pride. NBT's spaces host all manner of performances--musical and dramatic--as well as lectures, workshops and dance classes. The splendid Liberation Temple on the third floor is an octagonal-shaped room with an intimate feel and seats 272. (The Temple is accompanied by a cozy reception area with ample amenities.) The smaller Performing Space on the second floor is a charmingly ramshackle 140-seat theater with an elevated stage and excellent visibility.
HTB QUICK FACT: 1968, Harlem theater complex and center for cultural and educational events.