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Performing Arts

Take in a show, from ballet to Broadway

Broadway in New Orleans
Whether it’s a musical currently on Broadway or the revival of a fan-favorite play, the Broadway in New Orleans series typically brings around six touring Broadway musicals to the city each season. Productions have included Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked, Miss Saigon, Jersey Boys and more.

Le Petit Theatre
New Orleans’ most historic playhouse, Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré, has played an important role in our nation’s theatrical history since 1916. Located just off of Jackson Square, the organization has called its current stage at 616 St. Peter Street home since 1922. Le Petit offers a full season of contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, musicals, and children’s productions, as well as master classes and special events.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO)
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is dedicated to maintaining live orchestral music and a full-scale symphonic orchestra as an integral part of the cultural and educational life of the New Orleans area, the entire state of Louisiana, and the Gulf South region. Formed in 1991, the LPO is the oldest full-time musician-governed and collaboratively-operated orchestra in the United States. The LPO offers a full 36-week season with more than 120 performances, including classics, light classics, pops, education, family, park and community engagement concerts in New Orleans and across multi-parish areas.

Marigny Opera Ballet
Founded in 2014, The Marigny Opera Ballet is the resident company of the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. Each season, which typically spans October through March, the Ballet hires choreographers, composers, musicians and designers to produces original contemporary ballets to live musical accompaniment.

New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA)
NOBA is the Central Gulf region’s premiere presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance. NOBA’s dynamic Main Stage season annually features a diverse array of world-class companies and artists. 

New Orleans Opera Association
The New Orleans Opera Association, founded in 1943, is the premiere presenting organization for opera in the Gulf South. The company produces four mainstage operas a year. Two of the productions are staged in the fall, usually October and November, while the other two are in the spring, January through April, depending on theater availability.

Southern Rep
Southern Rep Theatre (Southern Rep) is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed regional theatre company that produces bold world premieres, the best of Broadway and off-Broadway, and classic plays under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Aimée Hayes.

New Orleans is also home to a host of other music and performance venues, many of which are just a few short blocks from Windsor Court. The Joy Theater on Canal Street and The Civic Theater on O’Keefe are both multi-purpose theaters for live music, stand-up comedy and private events, while The Saenger Theater is premier destination for national and international touring musicians as well as the Broadway in New Orleans Series. The Orpheum Theater hosts a variety of live music events, but is also the official performance home of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The New Orleans Ballet Association and New Orleans Opera Association both present their seasons at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, located inside Louis Armstrong Park.