Founded in 1960 as a non-profit community theatre, Thibodaux Playhouse is dedicated to the planning, promotion, and production of plays for the citizens of Thibodaux and surrounding areas. Over its 55 year history, Thibodaux Playhouse has produced over 200 plays and performed at various local venues including Nicholls State University and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theatre. On July 11, 2013, Mayor Tommy Eschete proclaimed Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc. Thibodaux's official community theatre.
Run by an elected Board of Directors and supported through the dedication of its volunteers, Thibodaux Playhouse currently produces three straight plays and one musical per season. The Playhouse additionally hosts two children’s musical workshop productions through its outreach program, TPI, Jr. The program encourages area youth to embrace the performing arts while providing an educational environment that fosters creativity in children aged 7-15.
In keeping with its vision to 'EXPAND THE ARTS and ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE', Thibodaux Playhouse is launching its newest outreach program, TPI Field Trip. By staging Cajun-themed children's stories for area schools in February 2017, the Playhouse will showcase local writers while increasing access, participation, knowledge, and exposure to the performing arts for area youth.
Now in its 57th year, Thibodaux Playhouse owes its longevity within the community to the vision of its charter members and to the dedication and support of countless volunteers and patrons throughout its lifespan. Thibodaux Playhouse continues to work with community members to ensure that the art of theatre will remain an active and vibrant part of the Thibodaux area.
Performances: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theatre | 314 St. Mary Street in Thibodaux
Auditions: Thibodaux Playhouse Headquarters & Rehearsal Hall | 1120 Caroline Street in Thibodaux (unless otherwise noted)
Mailing Address: Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc. | P.O. Box 43 | Thibodaux, LA 70302
Phone: (985) 446-1896