Old-style craftsmanship meets modern amenities as a legend returns to New Orleans.

  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

    November 19, 2015 / Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM

  • Billy Gibbons & the BFG's

    December 01, 2015 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

  • New Orleans Ballet Theater Presents the Nutcracker

    December 18, 2015 / Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM

  • The TEN Tenors

    December 20, 2015 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

  • Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

    December 26, 2015 / Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM

  • Melissa Etheridge

    February 24, 2016 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

    Tickets available November 20, 2015

  • Joe Satriani

    March 12, 2016 / Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM

  • Chick Corea & Bela Fleck

    April 16, 2016 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

  • Paul Taylor Dance Company

    May 21, 2016

  • Symphony Chorus Presents Messiah

    December 10, 2015 / Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM

    Tickets available November 10, 2015

After 10 Years, An Encore

The Orpheum is a nearly century-old Beaux Arts theater in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District. Built in 1918, the iconic space—which is one of the few remaining vertical hall designs in the US—has hosted vaudeville acts, films and countless performances by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. But its halls have sat dormant since 2005, when failed levees ushered Hurricane Katrina floodwaters throughout the building’s lower reaches.

Now, the Orpheum is entering a new era.

With a full renovation and passionate preservation completed, this classic space will open once more to the music-loving public as a fully restored, incomparably luxurious entertainment space.

More than a stunning historical structure, this reimagined space brings an entirely new tier of entertainment venue to New Orleans. The Orpheum's impeccable acoustics, said to rival that of Carnegie Hall, will once again delight concert goers. And with six bars throughout the space and Bella Luna Catering serving up concessions for every show, the Orpheum experience is pure entertainment—even before the curtain goes up.

A Theater Revival

Notes from Our Renovation and Restoration

  • The paint color scheme is now precisely as it was in 1921. The terra cotta ceiling in the lobby as well as the ornate plasterwork throughout the space were all restored by hand.
  • An adjustable orchestra floor was added, which includes removable seating that allows for shifting floor plans, seated dinners and more.
  • State-of-the-art audio and lighting systems have been installed throughout to complement The Orpheum’s original acoustic layout.
  • The Orpheum was one of the first theaters in the American south to have an elevator, which has now been fully restored.
  • Our dressing rooms and green rooms are now immaculately appointed and include full bathrooms, and a full kitchen has been added in the basement level.
  • Two new VIP areas on the Gallery Level were added for an even more luxurious seating option.
  • Six permanent bars have been built throughout the space, ensuring ideal crowd flow.
  • Additional restrooms were added to the first floor.

Event Options & Booking


The Orpheum is an intimate concert and performance space with perfect sight lines and unparalleled acoustics from each of its seats, which range in number from 1500 to 1800 thanks to a customizable floor seating plan. Three levels of seating, private VIP boxes at the gallery level and six bars round out the audience space, while six luxe green rooms and a full-service kitchen are available behind the scenes.

The new state-of-the-art adjustable floor allows the space to be utilized for meetings and banquets. The floor plan can accommodate receptions for 800 guests or seated dinners for 300 guests. We offer state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a projection screen and displays for presentations or branding, green rooms that can be used for small meeting breakouts and VIP spaces for a fully adaptable event experience.

Our space can accommodate live music, private parties, corporate meetings and events, comedy acts, Mardi Gras balls, film premieres, weddings, movie productions and more.

To contact Orpheum Theater about booking an event, email sales@orpheumnola.com.

For ticketing or box office questions, please email tickets@orpheumnola.com.

Details & Information

Location & Parking

129 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

Hours of Operation

Box Office: Open 2 hours before show

Show times vary by performer

Ticket Buying Information

Tickets can be purchased by clicking Buy Tickets above



(504) 274-4871

Box Office

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