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.
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.
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.
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.