The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts began its life as the New Orleans Theater of the Performing Arts in January 1973. New Orleans-born Norman Treigle, a bass-baritone and international Opera star, inaugurated the Theatre with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa di Requiem, which he performed with the New Orleans Symphony.
On December 1, 1993, amidst decades of world class theatre, opera, dance and musical performances, the City Council voted to rename the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in honor of the famed and beloved New Orleans gospel singer. Though ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this New Orleans landmark in Armstrong Park is once again a cultural center of our unique city.
The Mahalia Jackson Theater is New Orleans’ premiere performing arts facility presenting the best in Broadway shows, concerts, and other live events!
Other notesHandicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity2243
Accessible seating tickets are available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 504-287-0351.
Devices are available for the hearing impaired. Patrons must present a valid driver's license or valid state identification when checking out units. Units are available at the Box Office.