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New Orleans Performing Arts Organizations

New Orleans' reputation as the cultural center of the South is seen in its abundance of performance groups and theaters. Below is a list of performance arts organizations that produce the many ballets, symphonys, operas, theatrical productions and other arts events around the city.

 
New Orleans Performing Arts Organizations
Anthony Bean Community Theater
1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 862-7529
www.anthonybeantheater.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization
Arts Council of New Orleans
935 Gravier St., Suite #300, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-1465
www.artscouncilofneworleans.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: A private, nonprofit organization providing programs and services to artists, arts organizations, the business community and city government. Designated as the official arts agency for the City of New Orleans.
Broadway in New Orleans
(800) 218-7469, (800) 535-2929
www.broadwayacrossamerica.com

Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-3805
www.cacno.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: Since 1976, the CAC has led the transformation of NOLA's Warehouse District into the vibrant cultural hub it is today. Over 30,000 square feet (it is a warehouse, after all) hosts bold experiments in studio and performing arts of all kinds, with world-class exhibitions, shows, educational programs and celebrations happening year-round. Step inside and admire its award-winning architecture and airy, transformational space.
Crescent City Lights Youth Theater
305 Baronne St., Suite 302, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 598-3800
www.crescentcitylights.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: Crescent City Lights Youth Theater began in 1993 is New Orleans’ only year round children’s theater presenting 3 to 4 musicals per year. The theater company has staged over 30 musicals since 1993. More than 600 young people, from ages 7 to 17, have participated in the school year classes and summer productions. Many of our alumni go on to participate in NOCCA in high school and become performing arts professionals.
Cripple Creek Theater Company
P.O. Box 52545, New Orleans, LA 70152
www.cripplecreekplayers.org

Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: The Cripple Creek Theatre Co. is a professional, nonprofit theatre incorporated in New Orleans, Louisiana dedicated to producing dramatic works of cultural, historical, and political relevance in order to provoke the general public into social action. It is devoted to high standards of production for a diverse audience. The purpose of the Cripple Creek Theatre Co. is to write, develop, and perform plays for the benefit of the public.
Delta Festival Ballet
3351 Severn Ave., New Orleans, LA 70002 [Map It]
(504) 888-0931
www.deltafestivalballet.com

Neighborhood: Jefferson Parish
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization
Ellis Marsalis Center for Music
1901 Bartholomew St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 940-3200
ellismarsaliscenter.org

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music is located in Musicians Village in the hip Marigny/Bywater neighborhood. The New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village was built after Hurricane Katrina as a place to support the city’s thriving, long-lived community of musicians. The Ellis Marsalis Center includes a performance hall, educational classrooms, and recording studios. The center is a great place to experience New Orleans culture through local art and musical talent.
Jefferson Performing Arts Society
1118 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, LA 70001 [Map It]
(504) 885-2000
www.jpas.org

Neighborhood: Jefferson Parish
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: Founded in 1978, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society annually stages a mix of live theatre (usually musicals), dance, classical music and at least one mainstage opera and an operetta.
Le Petit Theatre
616 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 522-2081
www.lepetittheatre.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: This community theatre dating back to 1916 is the oldest continually-operated theatre in the country.
Louisiana Museum Foundation
632 Dumaine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 558-0493
www.thelmf.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
1010 Common St., Suite #2120, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-6530
www.lpomusic.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: The LPO was founded in 1991 by more than 60 musicians formerly employed by the New Orleans Symphony. The LPO performs a 36 week season including more than 125 live concerts.
Loyola Opera Theatre
6363 St. Charles Ave., Communications/Music Complex, Room 165, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-3037
www.cmfa.loyno.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: Operating under the auspices of the Bachelor of Music in Voice degree program of the School of Theatre Arts of Loyola University, Loyola Opera Theatre encompasses the student performance of an annual opera. Voice students in the four male and female voice categories, accompanied by a live student orchestra, perform onstage.
The New Orleans Ballet Association
935 Gravier St., Suite 800, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-0996, (504) 595-8454
www.nobadance.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: Founded in 1969, the New Orleans Ballet Association is the city’s premier dance company. NOBA offers four to five mainstage performances a year and features some of the leading national and international touring companies.
New Orleans Ballet Theatre
900 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 210-0222
www.nobt.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: The New Orleans Ballet Theatre, founded in December 2002, offers audiences a unique dance experience steeped in the contemporary traditions honed by such dance luminaries as George Balanchine, Maurice Bejart and Twyla Tharp. The company reflects the decidedly international flavor of the city, drawing professional classical ballet dancers from South America and Europe as well as New Orleans. NOBT's foremost goal is “to give locally trained dancers an opportunity to thrive in their own community, and to create and express their own personal artistic voice.”
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)
2800 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 940-2787, (800) 201-4836
www.nocca.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers secondary school-age children intensive instruction in dance, media arts, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design) , visual arts, and creative writing, while demanding simultaneous excellence. NOCCA was founded in 1973 by a diverse coalition of artists, educators, business leaders, and community activists who saw the need for an institution devoted to our region’s burgeoning young talent. Today, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, Wendell Pierce, and Saints former cornerback Ashley Ambrose are only a few NOCCA graduates who can attest to the extraordinary educational opportunity the Center represents to the children of Louisiana.
New Orleans Film Society
900 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 309-6633
www.neworleansfilmsociety.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: New Orleans Film Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 cultural organization dedicated to providing all audiences access to a diversity of local, national, and international film and video. NOFS also produces a variety of other festivals throughout the year some of which included the French Film Festival, Film-o-Rama, and the New Orleans International Children’s Film Festival. The NOFS also partners with local organizations to present monthly film series at various venues throughout the year, reaching an estimated 20,000 people through its programming.
New Orleans Opera Association
1010 Common St., Suite 1820, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 529-2278, (800) 881-4459
www.neworleansopera.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: The New Orleans Opera Association, founded in 1943, is the premiere presenting organization for opera in the Gulf South.
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival
1332 Audubon St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-5105
neworleansshakespeare.tulane.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: Begun in 1993, the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane has become a mainstay of cultural entertainment during the summer months when most live production venues are taking a traditional 2-3 month hiatus between cultural seasons.
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
325 Minor St., Kenner, LA 70062 [Map It]
(504) 468-7221
www.rivertowntheaters.com

Neighborhood: Jefferson Parish
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is a locally owned theater company dedicated to bringing performance entertainment to the New Orleans area. The theaters were founded as a place for local artists to learn, perform, and produce. Rivertown Theaters hosts a range of performance events, including musicals, children’s plays, and dramatic theater productions. The theaters are located just a short drive outside of New Orleans in Kenner.
Southern Rep Theater
6221 S. Claiborne Ave, Ste 310, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-6545
www.southernrep.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization
Theatre 13
(504) 461-9475
www.rivertowntheaters.com

Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization
Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre
104 Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-5269
summerlyric.tulane.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Organization Type/s: Performing Arts Organization

Description: With over 40 years on the stage, Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre has offered at least one production a season continuously since 1968 – and usually up to three; sometimes even as many as four. Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre aims to preserve one of America's greatest art forms by producing the highest quality musical theatre while supporting and expanding musicians, actors, singers, dancers, technical artists and most important, students of promise, as well as those whom are already established by bringing together both the university's resources and the community.
 
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