Conveniently Located In Downtown New Orleans - 1200 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70112 504.528.9569

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Staying true to our New Orleans heritage, the Joy Theater has been returned to its art deco grandeur of the late 1940′s, including the renovation of the iconic marquee that graces Canal Street once again. The Joy is a 10,000 square foot multipurpose venue able to accommodate live music, film screenings, theatrical productions, lectures, and special events. This restored landmark theater can be the site of your next private or corporate function. Including receptions, cocktail parties, meetings, awards ceremonies, dinners and concerts. The Joy features a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, a built-in stage and flexible seating plans that can be configured in almost limitless ways to support your event. 

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Tracy Treadaway | Private Events & Sponsorships |

Andrew Portwood | General Manager & Production Manager |


Venue Specifications

stage layout

Main Floor

Flexible Floor Plan

  • Seating Theater: 656 total theater (405 on Main Floor; 251 in balcony)
  • Reception: 600 (main floor only) up to 800 (including balcony)
  • Banquet: 150


  • 32'6″W x 22'6″D x 4′H
  • Backstage: 29′W x 4'6″D
  • Dressing Room – private restroom
  • Proscenium Opening 31′W x 23′H
  • Stage Floor: Black Linoleum


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