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The Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts

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Address: 801 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504 218 0150
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Not enough bathrooms

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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209 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 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
Camarillo, CA
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We saw Phillip Phillips in concert at the theater and the auditorium was a nice venue. It's on the smaller side, but the sound was good and the stage was close enough that it felt more like an intimate setting. There were sections closer than our seats that were not taken. When we arrived at the theater we asked the... More 

Thank KonaMom2
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I traveled from Houston to New Orleans to attend a concert of my favorite musical artist at this theater. I splurged on front row tickets because I wanted everything to be perfect. I was beyond pleased with the theater when I arrived. .It's beautiful, the seats were comfortable and spacious, and the temperature was controlled well (which can sometimes be... More 

Thank Mandy M
Mandeville, Louisiana
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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 

Thank LondonLad1970
Slidell, Louisiana
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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

Thank LIsa B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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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.

Thank RoniAnnette
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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 

1 Thank retiredJB
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Rifle762
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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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