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Completely revamped and refurbished, the Joy Theater is all geared up to entertain the art enthusiasts of New Orleans. The upgraded facilities and improved lighting and acoustics equipment, further enhance the experience. Concerts, dance performances, movies, theater, private events and host of other functions are held here. With a capacity of 900 guests (including balcony-250 seats), space is certainly not a constraint here. And, though food and drinks are not served for each and every show, few exceptions are made for certain events.
The Civic Theatre opened its doors in 1906, making it one of the oldest in New Orleans. It retains its original Beaux interiors, opulent balconies and old-world charm. This historic venue boasts a state-of-the-art sound and light system, audio-visual equipment and a versatile seating configuration to suit myriad events for up to 1,100 persons. It hosts an array of concerts, theater productions, film screenings, parties, corporate and private functions.
Three Keys is an event space inside the Ace Hotel. The cozy little space is open to musical concerts, theatrical shows and DJ nights. The venue has free show nights with great food to make your visit worthwhile. Visit them to enjoy a classy performance in a perfect ambiance.
This twin story jazz landmark on South Rampart Street was revived from ruins in 2013 and is a worthy addition to the live music scene of New Orleans. The Little Gem Saloon offers live music five days a week at the upstairs performance hall, with well-known artists/ bands like The California Honeydrops, Johnny Sansone, Tommy Malone and John Fohl on its list of past performers. In its new incarnation, the venue has added a creole restaurant in its premises where delicacies like fresh fish Almondine and grilled Mississippi quail are served with flair. Accompanying your food is a variety of cocktails, wines and beers.
Established in the year 1961, Preservation Hall has become a haven for traditional jazz fans. Even if you are not a jazz lover, the unique old-school decor and the heady ambiance which is attributed to the stellar music performances, will ensure you have a fantastic time here and may even become a fan before you leave. The interior of the club is sparse and does not feature much in the way of comfort, but comfort is easy to ignore with such great musical entertainment. They do not serve food or drinks here, however feel free to bring along your own drinks to enjoy while you watch the show.