COVID 19 - See our latest guidelines

HERE'S THE LATEST ON COVID GUIDELINES AT THE JOY

The Joy Theater no longer requires proof of Covid-19 vaccinations or negative Covid-19 tests, unless otherwise required by an artist for their upcoming show.

If you are planning to attend or purchase a ticket to an upcoming show, we ask that you visit that show’s event page on TheJoyTheater.com to see what Covid-19 policies might be in place, as each show may have different restrictions.

Stay tuned to The Joy’s social media accounts and website for the most up-to-date information.

The Joy Theater is 100% Cashless.

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THE PLACE TO BE IN NEW ORLEANS SINCE 1947

The Joy Theater is a 1,200-capacity, historic event venue in the heart of downtown New Orleans.

Named after renowned actress Joy Houck, the former Canal Street landmark movie palace now serves as a staple of New Orleans’ burgeoning music and arts scene. 

Featuring a state-of-the-art audio/visual system, a fixed stage, three permanent bars, and multi-tiered balcony seating, the 10,000 square foot Joy Theater can be customized to fit all functions including live music, stand-up comedy shows, film screenings, corporate events, and private receptions. 

The iconic marquee sits at the intersection of the popular Canal and Rampart Streetcar lines, a short walk from the French Quarter and Superdome, and less than a mile from the Convention Center.  

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Bringing top-tier talent to the magical city of New Orleans

Artists and acts from all over the world have graced the Joy’s historic stage including 21 Savage, 6LACK, Above & Beyond, A$AP Ferg, Band of Horses, Blood Orange, Broken Social Scene, Cardi B, CHVRCHES, Ciara, Cody Jinks, Daniel Johnston, Explosions in the Sky, Flying Lotus, Future Islands, GRiZ, The Growlers, Hannibal Burress, Iliza Schlesinger, Iron & Wine, Jason Isbell, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Jimmy Eat World, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Miguel, Milky Chance, Nas, Odesza, Papa Roach, Passion Pit, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Run The Jewels, Slightly Stoopid, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, STS9, $uicideboy$, Taking Back Sunday, Tegan and Sara, Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Tyler, the Creator, Underoath and many more. 

In addition to entertainment, the Joy is a trusted partner for corporate events with clients such as HBO, Frito Lay, Heineken, Pandora, Adobe, Miller Coors Brewing, Sprint, History Channel, and Pandora.