Best performances in New Orleans

Check out the top performances in New Orleans, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. d.b.a.

1. d.b.a.

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73 local reviews
618 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-942-3731
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Andrew
Excellent beer selection with some great live performances.
Cathy
152 local Airbnb hosts recommend Smooth offshoot of an NYC pub pours craft beer & hosts an eclectic lineup of…
Jay
This music club features performances by local and regional acts every night of the week, and all tickets are …
1. d.b.a.

1. d.b.a.

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73 local reviews
618 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-942-3731
Andrew
Andrew
Excellent beer selection with some great live performances.
Cathy
Cathy
152 local Airbnb hosts recommend Smooth offshoot of an NYC pub pours craft beer & hosts an eclectic lineup of nightly live music. Check the…
Jay
Jay
This music club features performances by local and regional acts every night of the week, and all tickets are first come, first serve. 618 F…
2. Vaughan's Lounge

2. Vaughan's Lounge

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51 local reviews
4229 Dauphine Street, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-947-5562
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Chelsea
Great music, friendly atmosphere. Drop in performances from Grammy-award winning artists!
Andy & Tracy
The perfect dive bar. Don't miss Thursdays regular performance by Trombonist Corey Henry. Also a great place t…
Susan
Great down to earth bar. Kermit Ruffins on Thursday nights!
2. Vaughan's Lounge

2. Vaughan's Lounge

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51 local reviews
4229 Dauphine Street, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-947-5562
Chelsea
Chelsea
Great music, friendly atmosphere. Drop in performances from Grammy-award winning artists!
Andy & Tracy
Andy & Tracy
The perfect dive bar. Don't miss Thursdays regular performance by Trombonist Corey Henry. Also a great place to watch the Saints play, there…
Susan
Susan
Great down to earth bar. Kermit Ruffins on Thursday nights!
3. The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret

3. The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret

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46 local reviews
2240 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-218-5778
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Bekah and Brian
There's always something whacky happening on stage at the All-Ways. Performance art, dance parties, theatre.…
Vesta
Slightly grungy bar/theater that leans a bit toward the LGBT crowd. Fabulous burlesque performances. If intere…
Isobel
Nice Neighborhood Bar and Live Performance Venue, Very New Orleans Boheminan Cabaret style place.
3. The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret

3. The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret

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46 local reviews
2240 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-218-5778
Bekah and Brian
Bekah and Brian
There's always something whacky happening on stage at the All-Ways. Performance art, dance parties, theatre...it's all here in this friendl…
Vesta
Vesta
Slightly grungy bar/theater that leans a bit toward the LGBT crowd. Fabulous burlesque performances. If interested, look up Bella Blue Enter…
Isobel
Isobel
Nice Neighborhood Bar and Live Performance Venue, Very New Orleans Boheminan Cabaret style place.
4. One Eyed Jacks

4. One Eyed Jacks

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12 local reviews
615 Toulouse Street, New Orleans
+1 504-569-8361
Night clubPoint of interestEstablishment
Chris
Live Music/Performance Venue with a variety of shows and themed dance nights in the French Quarter
Vesta
Fun bar and music venue. Hosts some great shows and occasional burlesque performances. They also have a great …
Anastasia
One of the best music venues!
4. One Eyed Jacks

4. One Eyed Jacks

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12 local reviews
615 Toulouse Street, New Orleans
+1 504-569-8361
Chris
Chris
Live Music/Performance Venue with a variety of shows and themed dance nights in the French Quarter
Vesta
Vesta
Fun bar and music venue. Hosts some great shows and occasional burlesque performances. They also have a great 80s night late on Thursdays.
Anastasia
Anastasia
One of the best music venues!
5. Old Marquer Theatre

5. Old Marquer Theatre

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6 local reviews
2400 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans
(504) 298-8676
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Jamie
"The Shadowbox is an intimate live performance theatre, housed in the old Marquer Drugstore building and locat…
Rita
One of the newest live performance space in the Marigny/Bywater area. This area is home to New Orleans' growin…
Jamie
"The Shadowbox is an intimate live performance theatre, housed in the old Marquer Drugstore building and locat…
5. Old Marquer Theatre

5. Old Marquer Theatre

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6 local reviews
2400 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans
(504) 298-8676
Jamie
Jamie
"The Shadowbox is an intimate live performance theatre, housed in the old Marquer Drugstore building and located in the heart of New Orleans…
Rita
Rita
One of the newest live performance space in the Marigny/Bywater area. This area is home to New Orleans' growing fringe theatre scene, and an…
Jamie
Jamie
"The Shadowbox is an intimate live performance theatre, housed in the old Marquer Drugstore building and located in the heart of New Orleans…
6. Contemporary Arts Center

6. Contemporary Arts Center

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17 local reviews
900 Camp Street, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-528-3805
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Grandpre Hospitality
The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans is an arts complex located in historic downtown New Orleans. Found…
Jan
The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans is an arts complex located in historic downtown New Orleans. Found…
Jessica
The CAC is a multi-disciplinary center that organizes exhibitions, performances, and programs by local, region…
6. Contemporary Arts Center

6. Contemporary Arts Center

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17 local reviews
900 Camp Street, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-528-3805
Grandpre Hospitality
Grandpre Hospitality
The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans is an arts complex located in historic downtown New Orleans. Founded in 1976, the center plays h…
Jan
Jan
The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans is an arts complex located in historic downtown New Orleans. Founded in 1976, the center plays h…
Jessica
Jessica
The CAC is a multi-disciplinary center that organizes exhibitions, performances, and programs by local, regional, national and international…
7. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

7. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

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4 local reviews
2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-940-2787
SchoolPoint of interestEstablishment
Leah
Performing Arts High School - sometimes has performances or art openings - public attendance encouraged
Vesta
A local creative arts school, they often have openings and performances that are pretty worthwhile.
James
In Bywater. The 20th C. incubator for New Orleans talent now acknowledged the world over. Performances, exhibi…
7. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

7. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

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4 local reviews
2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-940-2787
Leah
Leah
Performing Arts High School - sometimes has performances or art openings - public attendance encouraged
Vesta
Vesta
A local creative arts school, they often have openings and performances that are pretty worthwhile.
James
James
In Bywater. The 20th C. incubator for New Orleans talent now acknowledged the world over. Performances, exhibits and now a restaurant.
8. Cafe Istanbul

8. Cafe Istanbul

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10 local reviews
2372 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-975-0286
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Marie & Raphael
Performance Art venue events include live music, dance, theatre, poetry, comedy, film and visual arts.
Lore
A locals favorite performance hall featuring live music, dance, theatre, poetry, comedy, film and visual arts…
Lydia
I bartend at Cafe Istanbul! It's frequented by locals and has all kinds of wonderful different events every n…
8. Cafe Istanbul

8. Cafe Istanbul

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10 local reviews
2372 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-975-0286
Marie & Raphael
Marie & Raphael
Performance Art venue events include live music, dance, theatre, poetry, comedy, film and visual arts.
Lore
Lore
A locals favorite performance hall featuring live music, dance, theatre, poetry, comedy, film and visual arts.
Lydia
Lydia
I bartend at Cafe Istanbul! It's frequented by locals and has all kinds of wonderful different events every night of the week. Best club in…
9. Marigny Opera House

9. Marigny Opera House

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13 local reviews
725 Saint Ferdinand Street, New Orleans
+1 504-948-9998
ChurchPlace of worshipPoint of interest
Frank & Stormy
The nonprofit that maintains the Marigny Opera House hosts several musical performances a month. Be sure to do…
James
Go online to check out what interesting show or performance is going on while you're here! You won't forget i…
Amanda
Check their website for great dance, opera or singer songwriters. Old 1840's church converted into a performa…
9. Marigny Opera House

9. Marigny Opera House

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13 local reviews
725 Saint Ferdinand Street, New Orleans
+1 504-948-9998
Frank & Stormy
Frank & Stormy
The nonprofit that maintains the Marigny Opera House hosts several musical performances a month. Be sure to donate to help maintain the plac…
James
James
Go online to check out what interesting show or performance is going on while you're here! You won't forget it! Symphony, live theatre, ba…
Amanda
Amanda
Check their website for great dance, opera or singer songwriters. Old 1840's church converted into a performance space.
10. Dancing Grounds

10. Dancing Grounds

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3 local reviews
3705 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-535-5791
Point of interestEstablishment
Leah
Dance classes and performances
Matthew
Fun place to take a dance class! Locally run by my neighbor, and also featuring some wonderful performances a…
Matthew
Fun place to take a dance class! Locally run by my neighbor, and also featuring some wonderful performances a…
10. Dancing Grounds

10. Dancing Grounds

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3 local reviews
3705 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans
Closed now
+1 504-535-5791
Leah
Leah
Dance classes and performances
Matthew
Matthew
Fun place to take a dance class! Locally run by my neighbor, and also featuring some wonderful performances and movement experiences.
Matthew
Matthew
Fun place to take a dance class! Locally run by my neighbor, and also featuring some wonderful performances and movement experiences.
11. Ashé Cultural Arts Center

11. Ashé Cultural Arts Center

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3 local reviews
1712 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, New Orleans
Closed now
(504) 569-9070
Establishment
Leah
Community Center and art space. Ashe hosts movies, talks, and live performances.
Jessica
Ashe promotes African, Caribbean, and African-American art and artists, including visual and performance art. …
Leah
Community Center and art space. Ashe hosts movies, talks, and live performances.
11. Ashé Cultural Arts Center

11. Ashé Cultural Arts Center

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3 local reviews
1712 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, New Orleans
Closed now
(504) 569-9070
Leah
Leah
Community Center and art space. Ashe hosts movies, talks, and live performances.
Jessica
Jessica
Ashe promotes African, Caribbean, and African-American art and artists, including visual and performance art.
Leah
Leah
Community Center and art space. Ashe hosts movies, talks, and live performances.
12. New Orleans Airlift

12. New Orleans Airlift

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3 local reviews
4559 N Rampart St, New Orleans
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Lauren
The New Orleans Airlift houses the Music Box, which is a really interesting venue not far from my place. It's …
Carrie
Outdoor amphitheater near the industrial canal on the way to the lower 9th ward...music/performance art....the…
Vesta
Fascinating and impossible to describe - this is an open air collection of musical architecture - musical inst…
12. New Orleans Airlift

12. New Orleans Airlift

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3 local reviews
4559 N Rampart St, New Orleans
Lauren
Lauren
The New Orleans Airlift houses the Music Box, which is a really interesting venue not far from my place. It's an outdoor set of experimental…
Carrie
Carrie
Outdoor amphitheater near the industrial canal on the way to the lower 9th ward...music/performance art....the best of magical New Orleans
Vesta
Vesta
Fascinating and impossible to describe - this is an open air collection of musical architecture - musical instruments made of unusual materi…