Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute connects our communities and individual artists to past, present and future excellence in the performing arts.
It is an exciting year as we join the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. We bring a strong footprint of history, adventure and artistic investigation based in African American and Diaspora cultural legacies and wealth.
We reach, we dare, we achieve with you as artists, participants, audience, partners and sponsors. Join us for a full calendar of innovative performing arts!
Royal Alley-Barnes, MAT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute celebrates, nurtures, presents, and preserves African American and Diaspora performing arts, cultural wealth, and iconic legacies.
LHPAI’s artistic vision creates year-round programming that includes
film, theatre, dance, and music with a consistent grassroots and pluralistic
voice for all communities.