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The Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts

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Address: 801 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3084
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Wonderful opera

Enjoy attending the opera here. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and short lines to get in. Bathroom visits should be planned ahead, not all are located in the same place on each... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The comedy show and the facility itself was great. The location is easily accessible and the auditorium itself is comfortable. The sound for the show was very good as well. My rating is focused on the management and concessions. First the doors for a show that started at 830 weren't opened until 8pm. We didn't get into the facility until... More 

Thank Chris S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went watch Louis CK last night and he was hilarious. MJT staff were rude and very slow. I stood in line twice for drinks and got so aggravated at the line not moving at all I left both times. I was there over 3 hours and I couldn't have gotten a water if I wanted. If they would hire... More 

Thank MJTsucks
Slidell, Louisiana
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking show. Was a bit disappointed that the venue didn't allow food or drink in the theater and wished more servers were available at intermission, but over all it's a great theater. I loved the box seats for private access in and out of your seat. Acoustics were great, the show was phenomenal. The only real thing I hated... More 

Thank Sandy W
Pattaya, Thailand
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888 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Fantastic venue for the performing arts...concerts, plays, operas etc. I saw the play "Miss Saigon" here many years ago...had to have it here instead of the Saenger, due to the scale sized helicopter being too large...great effect and show...Bravo!!

Thank Larry M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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316 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Enjoy attending the opera here. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and short lines to get in. Bathroom visits should be planned ahead, not all are located in the same place on each level. Preorder your intermission beverage, if you need to.

Thank harmsenom
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

I attended an opera put on by The New Orleans Opera Association. They give school aged children the opportunity to experience a professional live performance free of charge. The education began from the moment the students arrived. The staff seemed aware of their role in education these young people on audience etiquette as it was clear many of them had... More 

Thank MommaGiiGii
Semmes, Alabama
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was a nice theater, with comfortable seating and roomier aisles. We had seats on the floor and had a great view of the stage. We were far enough back to be able to see everything!

Thank cindywill1
Oxford, Mississippi
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

I visited the Mahalia Jackson Theater as an eager New Orleans tourist exploring Armstrong Park. I found the entrance dirty and the staff cold and unwelcoming. I left in disgust.

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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I attend Peppa Pig on Friday February 12, my gut feeling told me something to call Friday to see if my 4 month old needed a ticket. Which I thought I was over thinking I mean silly thought right? Well wrong they advised EVERYONE needs ticket now please can someone please tell me why a 4 month old who can't... More 

Thank DiamondGirls D
New Orleans, Louisiana
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316 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2015

A nice theatre, good acoustics. Unfortunately intermission can be a nightmare with insufficient bathrooms and long lines. Drinks can be preordered and prepaid for intermission.

Thank harmsenom

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