The Joy Theater established itself as a premier venue in the heart of New Orleans in 1947. Beginning as a movie house, it has since then transformed into a state-of-the-art venue with three bars, several balconies and an unparalleled sound system. Since its early days as one of the original movie theaters in downtown New Orleans, the Joy Theater welcomes musical artists, comedians and motivational speakers on a nightly basis. It has been home to indie icons such as Built to Spill, renowned rappers such as Tyler the Creator and Americana legends like Shakey Graves. Find Joy Theater tickets for all your musical needs at StubHub.
What is the Joy Theater seating capacity?
The Joy Theater's capacity is 1,200. For seated shows, however, the capacity is 656 reserved seats.
Is the Joy Theater accessible by public transportation?
Buses 32 and 88 stop within walking distance to the Joy Theater on Canal Street.
What is parking like at the Joy Theater?
Select shows include parking at the nearby lot, but otherwise, there are parking lots near the French Corner as well as limited street parking available. Street parking is metered.
What food and drink offerings are available at the Joy Theater?
While drinks are available for purchase at the Joy Theater, no food is served inside the venue. Guests wanting alcoholic beverages must provide a valid ID as proof that they are over 21.
Are there other entertainment options nearby the Joy Theater?
There is no shortage of entertainment in New Orleans! The French Quarter is home to a number of restaurants, street shows, ghost tours and museums that are open all hours of the day (and night).
Is the Joy Theater a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The Joy Theater is a wheelchair-friendly venue. While there are no specific tickets guests need to purchase, the Joy Theater asks that patrons in need of accessible seating call in advance in order to notify the staff, who will make appropriate arrangements. There are also elevators in the Joy Theater in case guests in wheelchairs would like to sit in one of the upper balconies.
Are children welcome at the Joy Theater?
Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket to shows. Children over the age of 2 who require their own "seat" will need a ticket. Children who are notably disruptive may be asked to leave, so the Joy Theater asks that guests use their own discretion before planning to bring children to shows.Back to Top