Southern Rep at a Glance

Founded in 1986, Southern Rep Theatre is a 501(c)3 company, and New Orleans’ only year round professional theatre. Since its inception, Southern Rep has produced over 30 world premieres, and over 100 shows have been produced as a part of its Mainstage season.

  • Over the years, over 200,000 people have attended Mainstage performances.
  • Southern Rep Theatre and its productions have won over 50 of Gambit’s Big Easy Entertainment Awards.
  • In 2007, Southern Rep received the Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Arts Organization in Louisiana.
  • In recent years, Southern Rep Theatre has worked with such well-known figures as renowned author and playwright John Biguenet, and actor and radio personality John “Spud” McConnell.
  • Collaborators have included The NOLA Project, the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and Le Petit Theatre, among others.
  • Today over 10,000 patrons attend Southern Rep Theatre’s Mainstage productions annually.
  • The company maintains a subscriber retention rate of 60%.
  • 20% of patrons are between the ages of 21 and 35.
  • 83% are college graduates.

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