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The Joy

"A place that causes great pleasure and feelings of happiness."

Host Your Event at the Joy Theater

Our team has helped create some of your favorite live moments and memories. Let us help you curate your perfect experience. 

Just a short walk away from the famous French Quarter, the Joy is one of the original remaining beacons of New Orleans' historic Theater District. It offers a variety of seating configurations and floor plans to transform our space into your space for your next event, big or small. Our experienced team has produced shows with some of the biggest artists on the world's biggest stages, and we want to work with you to create your perfect event. Get started here.


The Joy Theater offers multiple spaces for countless types of events.

Full capacity 1,200
Theater seating 656 (up to 405 on Main Floor*; 251 fixed in Balcony)
Concert Hall – Reception 800
Concert Hall – Reception (Floor Only) 514
Concert Hall – Banquet Seating (Floor Only) 150
Concert Hall – Banquet Seating 175
Lobby & Curtained Off Main Floor – Cocktail Style 450
Lobby – Cocktail Style 200
Balcony – 251 fixed

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In addition to our beautiful space, our experienced team can provide you with everything you need for a successful event, including:

Production Management, Talent Buying, Ticketing & Box Office, Video production: Director, Tech Director, Cameras, Crew, etc., Live Stream Capabilities, Staging: Decks, Truss, Stairs, Ramps, etc., Audio: FOH/MON Engineers, PA, Consoles, Microphones, Crew, etc.,Lights: Lighting Designer, Console, Rentals, Gobos, etc., A/V: Video Operator, Projectors, Screens, Switchers, Controls, Monitors, Crew etc., Backline Rentals such as Instruments or Risers, Power, Rigging, Stage Labor, Runners/Production Assistants, Wardrobe, Crew Catering, Artist hospitality/Dressing Rooms, FOH Labor, Security, Off-Duty Police Officers,Medics,Décor, in-venue IT Services, Production Parking, Valet Services


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For 50 guests or 1200 guests, the Joy can accommodate private events of any size. From cocktail receptions to private concerts, we can host it all.


You name it! Social, Corporate, Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties, Non-Profit Galas, Birthday Parties, Conferences, Meetings, Seminars, Team Building, Product Launches, Press Conferences, Networking, Conventions, Award Programs, Graduations, Faith-based Services, Anniversaries, Reunions, Bar/Bat/B’Nai Mitzvahs, Sweet 16, Quinceañera, Green/Eco Events, Sports Activations, Festivals…so anything and everything!


All caterers are welcome; however, The Joy Theater works with some of the best caterers in New Orleans. Be sure to ask about out our preferred catering list. Caterers must sign a catering agreement, submit a business license, and insurance 60 days prior to the event. Catering arrangements may be organized independently or through The Joy Theater.


No, but because the Joy Theater holds its own liquor license, we can fully customize any bar or beverage package to suit your needs, including off-menu special requests and rare finds. We can work directly with any beverage company to arrange sponsorship and donations.


Day or night, the Joy Theater is the ultimate downtown venue to host your corporate event or experiential activations. The open layout and outstanding audio visual amenities make presentations, meetings, and keynote speakers a great fit for our space. The wrap around bar and entertaining atmosphere make evening festivities a huge hit.


No, all ages are welcome at any privately hosted event at the client’s discretion.

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