The Billie Holiday Theatre

Performing Arts Theater
Older white male in blue suit posing with Black woman in red dress in front of flags and gold curtain.

Blondel Pinnock accepting the National Medal of Arts from President Joe Biden on behalf of the Billie Holiday Theatre. Photo by Cheriss May


For being an artistic jewel for the Nation. Channeling its namesake’s exploration of freedom and identity, The Billie Holiday Theatre cultivates some of our Nation’s most renowned Black actors, writers, designers, and musicians and has expanded the reach of American artistic expression and achievement.