Black Box Theatre

Experimental and progressive theatre is on the rise in Dallas-Fort Worth, and Denton Community Theatre is happy to be home to some of the best. The POINTBank Black Box Theatre space, made possible by the Denton Record-Chronicle, features Denton’s most independent and experimental theatre. Up-and-coming writers, directors, and actors are showcased at Black Box Theatre.

The Black Box Theatre is an intimate theatre space, perfect for a variety of performances. Come enjoy a new play from a soon-to-be superstar playwright, or watch some of Denton’s most talented directors hone their craft in action.

The Black Box Theatre space is also available for rental to the public, and makes an excellent venue for parties and events. For more information on renting the Black Box Theatre, please contact Susan Thornton at or call 940-383-1356.  Office hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm.  

To purchase tickets to Black Box Theatre performances, please visit the Black Box Box Office. Tickets for these performances will be available prior to the show’s opening date at the Campus Theatre Box Office from 1pm-5pm, Monday through Friday. General admission tickets to each performance are $15.

It’s uses include:

  • DCT rehearsal space
  • DCT Theatre School
  • Lona Wolfe Costume Closet
  • DCT Productions

Black Box Theatre is also available for rental to the community. Contact the Black Box Office for information.  Below are photos of the theatre space and lobby.

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One night only – 2 performances

An Evening with Shelley Carrol

Denton Community Theater in association with the Denton Black Film Festival debut their new Black Box Presents series with a concert by international jazz saxophonist, Shelley Carrol. The event kicks off Saturday July 16 with 2 shows (8pm and 10pm).  Tickets are $15.

Shelley Carrol is a UNT graduate who performed in the One O’Clock Lab Band and went on to tour with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for over 25 years. He is a “first call” Texas Tenor who regularly shares the stage and studio with the likes of Gary Clark, Jr., Kirk Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Houston Jazz Orchestra, Daybreak Express and others. His Shelley Carrol Jazz Orchestra (SCJO) performs at House of Blues Dallas every first Sunday of the month. He is currently touring in support of his latest CD, I Heard That. Shelley teaches privately in Dallas and his native Houston, Texas.

2015 – 2016 Shows

General Admission tickets are $15 and are available at Campus Box Office (M-F 1p to 5p) prior each show’s opening and at the Black Box door 1 hour prior to the performance.  Fri. & Sat. performances are at 7:30pm Sun. performances are at 2:00pm.



Individual tickets on sale Aug. 10, 2015

Performances: September 25-26 at 7:30pm. September 27 at 2:00pm.

Click for more information about Black Box Theatre’s performances of Marat/Sade.




Driving Miss Daisy

Individual tickets on sale Dec. 18, 2015

Performances on February 5-6, 12-13 at 7:30pm. February 7, 14 at 2:00pm.

Click for more information on Black Box Theatre’s performances of Driving Miss Daisy.




Glengarry Glen Ross

Individual tickets on sale Feb. 19, 2016

Performances on April 1 & 2 at 7:30pm. April 3 at 2:00pm.

Click for more information on Black Box Theatre’s performances of Glengarry Glen Ross.





Individual tickets on sale Jun 24, 2016

Performances on August 5-6, 2016 at 7:30pm. August 7 at 2:00pm.

Click for more information about the Black Box Theatre’s performances of Art.

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