The cultural community in New Orleans is thriving! Whether you enjoy dance, theatre, opera, music or the visual arts, you’re sure to find top-notch, professional options in our culturally rich city. Don’t miss all New Orleans has to offer this 2018-’19 season. Contact the organizations listed here to find out more.

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Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University

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Located in the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane’s uptown campus

Current Exhibition:
EMPIRE by Fallen Fruit, celebrating the New Orleans’ tricentennial
On view through December 22

Special Events (all events are free; check online for date, time and location):

Welcome Back Reception with an artist talk from Bmike Odums
Exhibition tour with Mohan Ambikaipaker
Screening of “All on a Mardi Gras Day” directed by Royce Osborn
Artist talk with Monique Verdin

Artist talk with Nicole Awai
Exhibition tour with Chloe Raub
Interdisciplinary conversation with Joel Dinerstein and Dr. Renata Ribeiro

Exhibition tour with Lee Miller
Interdisciplinary conversation with Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Chef Ryan Prewitt
Free family activity day at the museum

Exhibition tour with Justin Mann
Live jazz in the museum with Courtney Bryan




Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré

616 St. Peter St., New Orleans
504-522-2081 |

Under Artistic Director Maxwell Williams, this season features a one-man, three-character play based on jazz legend, Louis Armstrong, a Victorian classic, an award-winning musical comedy, a regional premier and a powerful and inspiration play featuring selections from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and more.

Satchmo at the Waldorf | October 5-21

A Christmas Carol | December 7-23

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder | January 18-February 3

Baby Doll | March 15-31

The Pianist of Willesden Lane | May 10-26




New Orleans Ballet Association

Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the
Performing Arts, New Orleans
504-522-0996 |

NOBA’s 2018-’19 dance season is packed with stellar performances by four brilliant and world-renowned dance companies. In January, NOBA kicks off its golden Anniversary with a star-studded evening, celebrating 50 years of Bringing Dance to Life in New Orleans.

Diavolo | Architecture in Motion
Saturday, September 22, 8 pm

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Saturday, October 20, 8 pm

50th Anniversary Evening of Stars
Saturday, January 26, 8 pm

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
March 22 & 23, 8 pm

at Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA
April 5, 8 pm & April 6, 2 & 8 pm




New Orleans Friends of Music

Dixon Hall, Tulane University
504-895-0690 |

Since 1955, Friends of Music has presented chamber music of exceptional quality. Their mission is to support and extend the full range of chamber music through performances, commissions and educational activities that bring diverse audiences to appreciate the art form.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Monday, October 8, 7:30 pm

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, “Trout” Quintet
Monday, November 5, 7:30 pm

Benjamin Appl, baritone
Wednesday, January 16, 7:30 pm

Lera Auerbach, piano
Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 pm

Pavel Haas String Quartet
Wednesday, March 13, 7:30pm

Monday, April 1, 7:30pm

Ebène String Quartet
Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm




New Orleans Opera Association

504-529-3000 |

This season includes a fairy tale fantasy; a French Baroque evening; an exciting comedy; a unique acapella opera; and a popular fast-paced drama. New for this year is an expansion of Opera Nouvelle, which consists of exciting interactive events at Jazz Museum, The Ogden and NOMA Sculpture Garden.

Puccini’s Turandot, Mahalia Jackson Theater
September 28 & 30

Rameau’s Pygmalion, Le Petit Théâtre
November 8-11

Mozart’s Abduction From the Seraglio, Mahalia Jackson Theater
February 8 & 10

Lera Auerbach’s The Blind, Marigny Opera House
April 4-7

Verdi’s Rigoletto, Mahalia Jackson Theater
April 26 & 28




Marigny Opera Ballet

Marigny Opera House,
725 S. Ferdinand St., New Orleans

The Marigny Opera Ballet is New Orleans’ resident contemporary ballet company, featuring a full season of original productions accompanied by live music.

Follies of 1915
November 1-4

Querelle / Pierrot Lunaire
January 17-20

Book of Saints
March 21-24




Southern Rep Theatre

2541 Bayou Road, New Orleans
504-522-6545 |

Southern Rep Theatre comes home to a renovated space at the former St. Rose de Lima church building this year, offering a dynamic season of comedy, drama and musicals, including regional premieres of award-winning plays alongside home-grown new works!

A Doll’s House, Part 2
October 3-21

Mandatory Merriment: An Untitled Holiday Musical
November 28-December 23

The Wolves
January 9-February 3

March 27-April 14

Flowers for Halie
May 8-May 26



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