Traditional Body, Pioneering Mind, Timeless Spirit

Concerts, plays, films, corporate events and private parties are all at home in the Civic Theatre. With nearly limitless configurations, we can help you plan and execute the best layout for your event. We can illuminate the walls with a brand’s logo, design a custom A/V experience for different zones of the venue, or change the floor plan to fit any event.

History

Built in 1906, the Civic Theatre is the oldest in New Orleans. The building is a beautiful historic structure, and care has been taken at every step to preserve these details. Original touches, such as the beaux arts plaster work that graces the stage and balconies, connect contemporary theatergoers with past generations who first enjoyed the theater.

Bar Experience

The Civic has teamed up with renowned mixologist Neal Bodenheimer, of Cure and Bellocq, to create the Civic Signature Cocktail menu. Our drinks are created from American-made small-batch spirits, using organic ingredients and craft-cocktail techniques. Our aim is to buck the norm by providing theatergoers with a pleasant surprise: drinks created with wit and care.

Our Team

Opening its doors after a fresh reboot, the Civic is pleased to be working with a management team with a decade’s worth of experience working side by side in event management and musical entertainment. Their collective wisdom and proven team dynamic will be invaluable for ensuring the smooth operation of this ambitious new venue.

Kristen Barnes – Sales Director

Kristen joined the Civic team at the beginning of 2014 and brings extensive experience in coordinating events, concerts, and social functions for audiences of fifty to five hundred.  She has a degree in Communications from Louisiana State University and has completed work towards a Masters degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism.  After spending the last 10 years working in New Orleans restaurants, including time spent in her most recent sales role at Galatoire’s Restaurant, Kristen has a knowledge and love for good food and great times.

Winter Adler—Operations Manager

Winter moved to New Orleans in the summer of 1999 to take a job at the historic music venue Tipitina’s. It was there that he learned the ins and outs of the local music scene and fell in love with the city’s rich culture. After working as Operations Manager for four years, he accepted a position with the House of Blues in 2003 and moved up the ranks to Director of Music Hall Operations. In this capacity, Winter oversaw the service and security staff, worked with national and local touring acts, and worked closely with the special events team.

Capacity:

  • The Civic Theatre offers a modular flooring system that can be raised and lowered to create customized event configurations.
  • Maximum Show Capacity: Up to 1,200
  • Traditional Theater Capacity: Up to 700
  • Ground Floor Reception: Up to 650
  • Ground Floor Banquet: Up to 280

Technical Specifications:

AUDIO

  • FOH Audio
  • L’Acoustics Kara Concert PA System
  • (18) Kara Compact Line Array Speakers
  • (2) L’Acoustics ARCS Focus Speakers
  • (2) L’Acoustics ARCS Wide Speakers
  • (4) SB18 Subwoofers
  • (4) 8-XTi Front Fills
  • Console
  • (1) Midas Pro1 Console with 48×16 Stage Box
  • Monitor System
  • (1) Midas XL250 mixing console
  • (1) Power source for XL 250
  • (2) Midas XL 2900 (nfg)
  • (1) Midas Heritage Series PSU
  • (2) Clair Bros R-4 III
  • (1) L’Acoustics ARCS
  • (12) Clair Bros 12am monitors
  • (1) Clair Bros 12am passive crossover
  • (10) Clair Bros CBX 1100
  • (1) Clair Bros CBX 700
  • (2) Clair Bros CBX 500
  • (5) Klark-Teknix DN360
  • (1) BSS FDS-334 :1 (drum fill processing)
  • (1) Furman PL8
  • (2) Drawmer DS 201
  • (1) Yamaha spx 90 II
  • (1) DBX 1046
  • (1) Xta DP226 speaker management system (side fills)
  • Microphone Compliment
  • Shure
  • (8) Shure SM-58
  • (8) Shure SM-57
  • (6) Shure SM-81
  • (6) Shure Beta 98 AMP/C
  • (2) Shure UHF-R Wireless Systems
  • (2) Beta 91A
  • (1) Shure Super 55
  • (2) Beta 52
  • (2) KSM44A
  • Sennheiser
  • (4) Sennheiser MD-421-II-4
  • (4) Sennheiser 609 Silver
  • Electro-Voice
  • (1) EV RE-20
  • Radial
  • (6) Radial Pro 48 Active DI Box
  • (6) Radial PRO-Di\I Passive DI Box
  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • (24) K & M 210/9 Boom Stands
  • (8) 259 Med Boom Stands
  • (2) Atlas MS-25E TriBase Mic Stands
  • (3) Whirlwind 12 channel sub snake
  • (2) Whirlwind mini 12 sub snake
  • (1) Radial stage bug 12 channel sub snake
  • (53) Horizon NM-1 30′ Mic Cables
  • (4) Horizon NM-1 50′ Mic Cables
  • (2) Horizon NM-1 100′ Mic Cables
  • (3) Pro-Stringer L21-30
  • (3) L21-30 CABLE
  • (3) Lex-Pro L21-30 Breakout Box
  • (3) 10/5 SOW 25′
  • (1) 10/5 SOW 50′
  • (4) Edison-Edison Quad Cables 25′
  • (4) Edison-Edison Quad Cable 50 ‘
  • 6 Stations Clear-Com Communications System
  • Fiber, Cat6 and RG-6 Cable Infrastructure Throughout Venue
  • LIGHTING
  • (1) Avolites Pearl Console
  • (96) Channel ETC Sensor Dimmer
  • (40) Source 4 Lekos
  • (25) Chauvet Colorado 2 Zoom LED Wash Fixture
  • (10) Martin Mac 250 Fixtures
  • Soccopex Patch Panel
  • ETC Paradigm Control System
  • RGB Accent Lighting
  • SHOW POWER
  • (1) 400AMP 3-phase Company Switch
  • (1) 200AMP 3-phase Company Switch
  • (1) 100AMP 3-phase Fused Disconnect
  • MOTORIZED FLY SYSTEM
  • (21) Linesets on Stage and one at Front of House
  • (5) Single Speed Linesets 2000lb (20 feet per minute)
  • (16) Variable High Speed Linesets 1500lbs (90 feet per minute)
  • Computer Control System