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Back by popular demand with a revamp for a new year! This festive and raucous musical puts traditional holiday plays on notice! When circumstances …

Comedy. Periodt. by No Lye Comedy

It’s a variety show! There’s sketch, there’s improv (from two different troupes!), there’s video, there’s comedic burlesque or music sometimes- there’s a little bit of everything and ALL of it is hilarious!

Second Saturdays

This Saturday, bring the family to a free storytime performance by the Arts Education Team. Join us as we experience a great story, make a special craft, have a delicious snack and finish with a dance party. Story hours are great for the entire family (esp. kids 2-12 years old).

The RADICAL BUFFOON(S) present RAP Unzel

The RADICAL BUFFOON(S) present RAP Unzel. Reginald “RAP” Unzel III is a young man with big hair and even bigger dreams of music stardom
….if only he can get out of his room.

Painting with Passion

Relaxing painting sessions encourage exploration of innermost feelings and expressions in living color. You will use the brush to relax, release, and share…

What's On This Week

What's On This Week

"Southern Rep has consistently proven to be among the Crown Jewels of New Orleans theater."

Theodore P. Mahne, The Times-Picayune


Southern Rep offers a full slate of performances, from our Mainstage season to a host of staged readings, special events, and educational shows every year.


Back by popular demand with new jokes for a new year! This festive and raucous musical puts traditional holiday plays on notice! When circumstances beyond their control strand six strangers together at Benny’s Tavern in the French Quarter just two days before Christmas, they’re forced to find new ways to celebrate the season. Don’t miss Leslie Castay & Ian Hoch’s irreverent evening of song, comedy, and hoiday cocktails, featuring an all-star cast of your favorite New Orleans entertainers.

Learn more about and subscribe to our 2019-20 Mainstage Season!


The Sanctuary Stage

The Sanctuary Stage hosts an array of events weekly including drag, improv comedy, live music and more. Check our weekly calendar for upcoming events and subscribe to our email list to get first word!


Now in its ninth season, New Orleans’ only live, ongoing soap opera is more hilariously histrionic than ever! Join in on the family drama…

Book a Holiday Happy Hour!

The Sanctuary Bar is offering special deals for holiday happy hours. Book yours today and add group tickets to MANDATORY MERRIMENT!

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Care for Creatives

Care for Creatives represents a unique partnership between Southern Rep Theatre and the New Orleans Musicians’ ClinicOur programs unite New Orleans’ creative community with mental health practitioners in a sanctuary space.

Rent Our Space!

With 3 unique spaces, Southern Rep Theatre has something for every event and individual. Large or small, casual or corporate – Southern Rep offers a central Mid-City location in the former St. Rose de Lima church, perfect for any meeting, presentation, party, wedding, or banquet.

Southern Rep Theatre’s mission is to develop and produce new plays that reflect the diversity of the city it calls home.

Our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is reflected in ALL of our artistic and administrative practices.

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