Preservation Hall Summer Residency at Toulouse Theatre

Article Contributed by Preservation Hall | Published on Thursday, May 9, 2024

While Preservation Hall undergoes upgrades this summer, we are excited to announce that our nightly performances will temporarily move around the corner to the historic Toulouse Theatre (615 Toulouse Street), beginning June 13th. The concert times will shift to the following schedule:

Showtimes: 5:00pm and 7:30pm

The two historic venues share a long, storied past. This once-in-a-lifetime residency will be a homecoming of sorts for many of the musicians who perform at Preservation Hall.

'The Toulouse Theatre is going to be a great place to continue the music that we’ve become accustomed to since 1961,' said Wendell Brunious, Preservation Hall Musical Director. 'It’s got the history, the atmosphere, the acoustics and is loved and respected by all of the musical family of Preservation Hall. It’s the perfect temporary venue for the music to thrive!'

The main showroom at the Toulouse Theatre offers an intimate cabaret setting, with tables and seating available.

Tickets will be available online at the Preservation Hall website on May 15th.

The Toulouse Theatre has played an important role in New Orleans. It was home to Vernel Bagneris’s acclaimed musical 'One Mo’ Time' as well as a weekly residency for the flamboyant piano genius, James Booker. A number of Preservation Hall musicians performed in the band for 'One Mo’ Time,' including Lars Edegran, Orange Kellin, Joe Lastie, Walter Payton, Wendell Brunious, and more.

In addition to venue upgrades, the temporary move of concerts will allow Preservation Hall to focus on completing a multi-use space for students, artists, visitors, and the community adjacent to the Hall in the heart of the French Quarter. This space will enable Preservation Hall to deepen its impact, serving as the place to experience the music of New Orleans, to honor the roots of the music and the musicians who bring it to life, and to 'pass it on' to the next generation.