TPI, Field Trip!

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 250 plays over its 57-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



A Cajun Thanksgiving

November 6-9 and 13-17, 2017

Performances at 9:15am and 11:00am


A Cajun version to the traditional Thanksgiving story, A Cajun Thanksgiving is based on the Acadians’ exile from Nova Scotia by the British. Follow the Cajuns’ early ancestors, the Acadians, as they settle along the lush bayous of Louisiana, giving thanks for their newfound land of freedom.   


This child-friendly theatrical reference to Longfellow’s poem Evangeline and staged adaptation of Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore’s Evangeline for Children introduces area students to the struggles of the wandering Acadian people while shedding light on the history of this relatively unknown culture.


Stage adaptation written by Daphne Hernandez, a Terrebonne Parish Early Childhood teacher of 26 years and resident of Thibodaux. Daphne has remained active in local theatre since 2007.





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.

    For reservations, call 985-446-1896.

  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, 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.
  3. 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.