TPI Junior

There are no small parts, only small actors!

The Thibodaux Playhouse Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop began in 1982 thanks to three culturally-minded women: Sheela Plater, Angela Hammerli, and Kay Franz. Thirty-one years later, in 2013, the workshop was expanded to include a spring production and was affectionately renamed Thibodaux Playhouse Junior (TPI Junior).

TPI Junior encourages area youth to embrace the performing arts while providing an educational environment that fosters creativity in children ages 7 to 15. By participating in a TPI Junior production, children get to experience the magic of live theatre, all while learning invaluable life lessons.

TPI Junior services children from Thibodaux and the surrounding communities of: Schriever, Gray, Napoleonville, Chackbay, Vacherie, Raceland, Lockport, Cut-Off, and Houma. Low-income youth, as well as, youth with learning challenges and/or physical handicaps are fully accommodated and welcomed to be a part of TPI Junior.

Children’s theatre in Thibodaux took root in 1982 and has blossomed into a shared conservatory of experiences for area youth and an increasing number of patrons who have come to enjoy the Playhouse’s contribution to the performing arts.





The Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition (2019)

TPI Field Trip

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

In keeping with its vision to EXPAND THE ARTS and ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE, Thibodaux Playhouse expanded its programming in February, 2017 to include an annual field trip production for PreK to 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.

For reservations and/or more information call (985) 446-1896 or email us at!

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