TPI, Field Trip!
Founded in 1960 as a non-profit community theatre, Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc. [TPI] has produced more than 280 plays over its 59-year history. In keeping with its vision to “EXPAND THE ARTS and ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE”, the Playhouse expanded its programming in February, 2017 to include an annual field trip production for PreK-4th grade students from Lafourche, Terrebonne, and Assumption Parish public and private schools. By staging theatrical adaptations of Louisiana-based children's stories, the Playhouse immerses local elementary students in Louisiana history and culture while increasing access, participation, knowledge, and exposure to the performing arts for area youth.
Thibodaux Playhouse has been the principle resident of the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theater, a part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve since 1992. Thanks to the Playhouse’s partnership with the National Park Service, teachers can provide their students with a culturally comprehensive learning opportunity, all at one convenient location. National Park Rangers will be on hand to offer breakout sessions to all students after each performance.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theater
314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux
Reservations: (985) 446-1896
Due to circumstances related to the current government shutdown, Thibodaux Playhouse has cancelled its upcoming field trip production of Feliciana.
Thibodaux Playhouse has been the principle resident of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theater since 1992. The government shutdown prevents the Playhouse from gaining access to its performance venue. Furthermore, the Playhouse is unable to coordinate efforts with the Park Service.
Playhouse officials sincerely regret this inconvenience and are hopeful that Feliciana will be staged in Fall, 2019.
Mimi's Mardi Gras Adventures - February 2017
An Acadian Thanksgiving - November, 2017
- Seating is limited! The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theater seat 200 patrons. Field trips must be scheduled in advance to secure reservations and ensure admittance.
For reservations, call 985-446-1896.
- Thibodaux Playhouse strives to increase access, participation, knowledge, and exposure to the performing arts for area youth. For this reason, and because seating is limited, admission is restricted to students and supervising faculty/staff members only (ratio of no more than ONE ADULT per FIVE STUDENTS).
Students with special needs: The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center is fully wheelchair accessible. Please specify accommodation needs, including the need for a child-specific chaperone, when scheduling your field trip.
- Performances are closed to the public. Only students and adults affiliated with a scheduled group, in accordance to the adult/student ratio specified above, will be admitted.