How can I buy tickets?
You can purchase your tickets through The Joy Theater website. To purchase tickets over the phone, please call (877) 987-6487 Additionally, our Box Office will be open 1 hour prior to door time.
What are your box office hours & fees?
Our Box Office is only open on show days. It will open 1 hour prior to the door time. There is a Will Call area for you to pick up your reserved tickets. A portion of the online service fees are still applied for box office ticket purchases. Customers generally save $2.50-$6 per ticket when purchasing at the Joy Theater box office.
Where are you located?
1200 Canal Street. We are downtown on the Upper End of Canal Street. Walking distance from the French Quarter. Located on the Canal Street streetcar line.
Is the Joy available to rent for private events?
Absolutely! Contact our Sales Office for availability and rates. We can be reached at either: firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 528-9569.
I'm coming in from out of town and staying overnight. Where should I stay?
We recommend our preferred hotel partners: The Whitney Hotel, Bourbon Orleans, Hotel LeMarais, Dauphine Orleans, Audubon Cottages, Hotel Mazarin, Crowne Plaza – N.O. Airport, Hotel St. Helene, Hotel Royal, and the Melrose Mansions.
Where do I park?
For certain shows, valet parking will be offered. Please see indiviual show listings. Additionally, there are surface lots and garages in the area. Valet parking can also be arranged for private events.
What if I'm late to the performance? Do you allow late seating?
If you are late, you may be held out or reseated until an appropriate time for you to get to your assigned seat. Arriving late disturbs the performers on stage and audience members. It is best to arrive at least one hour early so that you have time to purchase concessions, take care of personal needs, find your seat, and read the program before the show starts.
Are children allowed to attend theatrical events? Do children need a ticket?
Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. Children under the age of four are encouraged to attend only special children's or family events. For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, children who are disruptive to other guests will be asked to leave the theater seating. Parents should use their discretion when deciding what shows are appropriate for children. Please see the individual show listings or contact the Joy Theater for recommended age.
Can I bring a camera to the show?
Our house policy is no flashes, no detachable lenses, no professional rigs, and no audio or video recording. Selfie sticks are not permitted. This is subject to change as our artists have their own policies that we are obliged to follow.
Can I bring a minor to the show?
Each event/show is different. This information is acknowledged in the description of the specific show under "Upcoming Show".
Do you serve food?
Not for a typical performance. Catering can be arranged for special events. The Joy works with several preferred caterers for special events. Outside catering for special events can be arranged for a facility fee.
Can I bring in my own food/drinks?
As a general rule, no outside food and drinks are permitted in the venue, unless pre-arranged for special events. There are numerous dining options in the French Quarter and along Canal Street. It's New Orleans - even the street food is good!
If I leave the show can I come back in?
For many performances, re-entry is allowed. However, you must keep your ticket stub. We reserve the right to enforce a no re-entry policy. If you go outside to smoke you must be reprocessed through the security line. There is no expidited line for re-entry.
Can I smoke in the venue?
No Smoking & No Vaping.
Are your shows assigned seating?
Our balcony has a fixed seating format and our main floor is flexible. We will have both reserved seating shows and general admission. Please see the individual show listings for details on the particular shows seating arrangements.
I'm in a wheelchair but want to come to the show. Is your facility ADA accessible?
Yes! Our seating plan on the main floor is flexible, which means that seats can be removed. We have an elevator to the second and third floor. We are happy to make special arrangements to make sure you can get a good spot to watch the show, just give us a call in advance.
Can I buy tickets to shows at other venues from your box office?
Our box office only handles Joy Theater shows.
Can I refund my tickets?
All tickets sales are final.Tickets will only be refunded if an event is canceled. Show times and support acts are subject to change without notice. In the event that a show is canceled, refunds for tickets purchased from the Joy Theater will be issued at the Box Office. For online purchases, refunds will be issued automatically to the card on which the tickets were purchased.