MLK Jr. looking pensively and superimposed over the Lorraine Motel

By Katori Hall
January 20th - February 6th, 2022

On April 3rd, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. This fictional account of that final evening explores the man behind the legend, and takes us on a journey we'll never forget. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Awards for best new play of 2010.

MA - For Mature Audiences: Language / Topic

Information about all of the shows in our 44th Season available here.

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We are looking to fill two positions here at the Theatre! Get more information about our employment opportunities here.

Winter Workshops - January 8th-February 12th. Interactive workshops of all kinds of kids and adults. Improv, storytelling, dance, and more!

BTE Theatre School

Enrollment for our Winter Workshops is now open! Full details can be found here.

Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns - Theatre In the Classroom - 2022 Touring Production

Theatre In the Classroom

Our Spring 2022 Tour is available for booking! More information can be found on our TIC page.

Project Discovery

Project Discovery

Every high school student in the region has the chance to see live theatre for free!

January 10, 2022

BTE Presents the Award-Winning Show 'The Mountaintop'

BTE's The Mountaintop is set in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis during the evening of April 3, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was staying there that night, and he would be assassinated on its balcony the following day. Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful imagined conversation between Dr. King and Camae, a hotel maid who is more than she appears, prompting him to examine his past, his legacy, and the plight and future of African Americans. Read more about the show here.

December 7, 2021

BTE and WVIA-FM to Present Special Broadcast of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA Radio presents Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's production of Charles Dickens' beloved story of hope and redemption, A Christmas Carol, as a special radio broadcast, Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 3pm. Read the full press release by Neil Prisco on WVIA's site.

October 15, 2021

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to present 'Merry Christmas, George Bailey!'

Inspired by the 1947 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast of "It's A Wonderful Life," this holiday season Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present Merry Christmas, George Bailey! Read more about the show.

BTE is supported by grants from

The National Endowment for the Arts Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The Roy Cockrum Foundation The Shubert Foundation Columbia County Commissioners Community Giving Foundation The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation Ensemble Circle Donors First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania