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The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute

  • Neighborhood:
    Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
  • Parking
    Parking Available (Off-Street)Free Parking (Off-Street)
  • hours
    Hours of Operation:
    More Details:

    varies by event

Emergency Information

  • Notes on Covid-19 Operations: Our venues and private spaces are regularly being sanitized and staff is required to wear proper face masks at all times. All employees must take their temperature before they arrive at work. All employees are to wash hands regularly. All employees frequently clean and sanitize all touched items in work areas. Management and employees shall enforce the maximum capacity and social distancing requirements and manage the movement of people at all times that the building is occupied. Exterior waiting areas, if provided, shall be arranged to not block exits and to maintain social distancing requirements. Any appointments, if necessary, are required in advance.
  • Temporary Hours: We are currently open for regular hours! Monday-Friday: 9 AM-5 PM We are offering site visits by appointment only Tuesday & Wednesday. We are open for private events at Press St. Station, 5 Press Gallery and Press Street Garden.
  • Theater Companies & Organizations
  • Venues


Covid-19 Reopening Information
  • Open for Phase 2

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers secondary school-age children intensive instruction in dance, media arts, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design) , visual arts, and creative writing, while demanding simultaneous excellence. NOCCA was founded in 1973 by a diverse coalition of artists, educators, business leaders, and community activists who saw the need for an institution devoted to our region's burgeoning young talent. Today, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, Wendell Pierce, and Saints former cornerback Ashley Ambrose are only a few NOCCA graduates who can attest to the extraordinary educational opportunity the Center represents to the children of Louisiana.

Venue Specs
  • Facility Buyout: Yes
  • Max Banquet: 600
  • Max Classroom: 70
  • Max Facility Banquet: 830
  • Max Facility Reception: 2000
  • Max Reception: 1200
  • Max Theatre: 300
  • Number of Private Rooms: 10
  • Private Rooms: Yes
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