Last Modified: September 12, 2008Arts and Theatre
See als Strand Theatre, Robinson Film Center, Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
One of the most prestigious theaters for the performing arts in Louisiana is the Strand Theatre at 619 Louisiana Avenue in Shreveport, which was constructed in 1925 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also the Official State Theatre of Louisiana. The Strand Theatre regularly presents top rated touring Broadway theater productions, musical concerts, comedy shows and other forms of high quality entertainment for public enjoyment. Their contact phone number is (318) 226-1481.
Shreveport’s theaters offer comedy, drama, musicals, and even children’s plays
In 1922, the Shreveport Little Theatre first performed in the City Hall Auditorium and the company has been staging more intimate, off-Broadway type productions since 1927 in its theater at 812 Margaret Place. During the 2006-2007 performance season, all 5 of the Shreveport Little Theatre’s productions were sold out and had to be extended to include a total of more than 10,000 people. 2008 was the Shreveport Little Theatre’s 86th consecutive season of performances and its longevity makes it one of America’s oldest, continuously active community theaters. The contact phone number for the Shreveport Little Theatre is (318) 424-4439 and they also have a special events hotline at (318) 673-4758.
Another popular public venue for theater productions is the Shreveport Riverview Theatre located at 600 Clyde Fant Parkway. Operated by the City of Shreveport, the 1,737-seat Riverview Theatre often hosts performances of children’s plays, comedic plays and dramatic productions in addition to frequent performances by the Shreveport Symphony, the Shreveport Opera and the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet. The contact phone number for the Shreveport Riverview Theatre is (318) 673-5100.
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