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Old Marquer Theatre

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Address: 2400 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Shadowbox Theatre)
Phone Number: +1 504-298-8676
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Description: Opened as The Shadowbox Theatre on March 26, 2010, and renamed to The Old...
Opened as The Shadowbox Theatre on March 26, 2010, and renamed to The Old Marquer in 2015, the theatre has quickly grown into the busiest theatre in New Orleans. The Old Marquer has been an official venues for the New Orleans Fringe Festival, as well as for the Hell Yes comedy festival. Performers have appeared on our stage from all over the country including the Amazing Acro-Cats from Chicago, members of Second City, the Upright Citizens Brigade touring company, and countless comedians from across the south.
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This show is creative genius in my opinion. While it isn't for everyone(language), it does a great job of spoofing Night of the Living Dead. The cast is into this production and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This show is creative genius in my opinion. While it isn't for everyone(language), it does a great job of spoofing Night of the Living Dead. The cast is into this production and they have fun. Very talented people. If you are looking for Broadway level venue, this is not it. Very cozy which makes it even more fun, They offer... More 

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Newburgh, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Walking dead the musical? Yes that's right. The venue is very small and not at all fancy or comfortable. But when we got past that minor inconvenience we were rewarded with talented singers, dancers and spot on comedic talent. Laughed till we couldn't catch our breath. Don't believe what they say is the slash zone..the entire place was a splash... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I visit this theatre frequently and always enjoy my time there. A wonderfully intimate theatre that has a variety of shows. There is something for everyone!

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We saw a burlesque show on Friday night. I wasn't sure what to expect. It was funny, and quite a original story line.

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Chalmette, Louisiana
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Best small theater in new Orleans shows are up close and personal you can really get into it olny 4 rows deep

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The Villages, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Think of a basement at street level with an elevated assortment of hard chairs. We saw the "Vagina Monologues". It was OK considering the low $20 ticket price. The young staff was very friendly and the touring cast did a good job of enthusiastically bringing female injustice to the audiences attention.

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foxsiren, Owner at Old Marquer Theatre, responded to this review

Hello Mitchell! Thanks for visiting us back in April. We're definitely a theatre, just not a type of theatre that you're used to. You've probably visited a lot of proscenium theatres, with a defined stage set right in front of the audience; we're know as a black box or experimental theatre space, and also a storefront theatre, since we occupy... More 

New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I went to the Shadowbox to see "An Outopia for Pigeons" and must say I had a very pleasant experience. It's a small, very cool little theater located in what was a retail space. The show we saw was uneven, but we really enjoyed it anyway. The show after ours was a burlesque show and there was quite a crowd... More 

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