Offer your students a multitude of experiences, all at one convenient location!




Founded in 1960 as a non-profit community theatre, Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc. [TPI] has produced more than 200 plays over its 57-year history. In keeping with its vision to “EXPAND THE ARTS and ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE”, the Playhouse launched a first-of-its-kind field trip production for PreK-4th grade students from Lafourche, Terrebonne, and Assumption Parish public and private schools. Thanks to the cooperation of the National Park Service and Pelican Publishing Company, Thibodaux Playhouse’s field trip production immerses local elementary students in Louisiana history and culture while fulfilling many state curriculum requirements.


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 range of artistic, cultural, social, geographical and science-related learning opportunities, all at one convenient location. 


Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theater
314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux




Mimi's Mardi Gras Adventures  -  February 2017



Performance Admission


  1. 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.
  2. 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, the number of chaperones will be restricted to ONE ADULT for every FIVE STUDENTS in your group. 
    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.

  3. Performances are closed to the public. Only students and adults affiliated with a group, in accordance to the adult/student ratio specified above, will be admitted.