The performing arts scene in New Orleans is diverse and vibrant, with a range of theaters, performance spaces, and cultural institutions that showcase the city's unique artistic heritage.
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.
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.
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.
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.