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The Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts

801 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Mid-City)
504 218 0150
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Ranked #110 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Theaters
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The theater probably looked very futuristic when it was built, but now it jut looks dated. It's very much a building of it's time. Overall, it's well maintained, the parking is good although the car park (parking lot) needs tidying up. Inside, it's like time-warping back to the 70s. The auditorium was OK, acoustics weren't bad - I've seen reviews... More

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Slidell, Louisiana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Went to see this fabulous comedian and heard about every other word. We have been before and sat both times in the balcony. This time we couldn't hear at all. Between his rough low voice and the poor acoustics we missed most of the show. I will never go back there

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I can't even think of the right words to praise this place, anything said will not be enough. It was so close to our hotel and we would go there for a walk every morning. So peaceful, green and lovely... with all those statues in the park area. The water bodies there made it an amazing experience too. In fact... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Was going to buy Broadway season tickets but I seen two shows here in two different sections and the acoustics are so bad. Also, the line for the ladies room were way too long. They need to add more bathrooms and get a new sound system throughout the entire theater for me to come here again.

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retiredJB
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48 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

One tip, Ladies - if you have just arrived and a restroom is of interest, the ones to the far left on the first floor have more stalls, so the line (always) goes quickly. There are restrooms on the other levels, so for those who are not familiar with that, it might be a better shot at the beginning. They... More

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Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Saw "Wicked" with my wife in May 2013. The Theater is small and shabby by any decent standards. The acoustics were so poor that only solo singers could be understood, any chorus singing was unintelligible. I realize that the ushers may be volunteers (not sure about that) but they seemed to be dressed in whatever thay had on while running... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went to see Wicked. Theatre and grounds were really nice but there were so many women in line for the bathroom at intermission that you couldn't make it in the time allotted. They announced you would be shut out of the theater if you chose to wait and miss part of the performance. This was a long play. Instead of... More

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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413 reviews 413 reviews
165 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This place is an Oasis in a shady part of town. This theatre and its grounds are perfect setting for a night of theatre or opera or whatever the place has on tap for the night. Getting in is relatively easy and Armstrong Park has been revitalized adding to the allure of the place. Inside is also a great venue.... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We went to see Wicked yesterday. The theater is difficult to navigate. Nothing is clearly marked as far as the sections go. The acoustics are bad, I had a hard time understanding the actors when they sang. That being said, the theater is a very short walk from the French Quarter and a couple of locks away from Kermit's Tremendous... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

My advice is avoid the box seats unless you bring a cushion. They are the most uncomfortable seats in any theater I have ever been in. My legs were numb after just 20 mins. My sister who attends events there says the regular theater seats are much more comfortable. We could have saved quite a bit of money on less... More

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