The Historic Carver Theater, New Orleans

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#105 of 154 in Nightlife in New Orleans
The Carver Theater is located at 2101 Orleans Ave. in the Treme neighborhood, less than 10 blocks from the Vieux Carre. Proximity to the interstate and all major thoroughfares make The Carver Theater easily accessible.

Just you wait until your guests or clients experience the newly renovated Carver Theater in the popular Treme section of New Orleans! Everything here is brand new- from our state of the art light and sound show to the historic outside marquee which has been meticulously restored to its former glory of the early 1950's. Our theater features seating for slightly over 500 and 800 standing in the main show room as well as a second floor VIP lounge and balcony for smaller functions. Our catering partners are the best in the business so whether it be a grand wedding, meeting or full blown concert, our service oriented staff will make sure that your event is a grand slam home run!

For bookings and info call 504-304-0460

HISTORY

The Carver Theater is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as having "exceptional significance" because its construction in 1950, as a watershed in the development of first-rate, state-of-the-art theaters for blacks in New Orleans. In its heyday, the Carver Theater was a magnificent building serving a cultural function of bringing people together.

Named after one of the 20th century's greatest scientists, George Washington Carver, whose influence is still being felt today. Rising from slavery to become one of the world's most respected and honored men, he devoted his life to understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant life. He is best known for developing crop-rotation methods for conserving nutrients in soil and discovering hundreds of new uses for crops such as the peanut. Carver’s scientific discoveries included more than three hundred different products derived from the peanut, some 100 from sweet potatoes, about 75 from pecans, and many more including crop rotation. His personal mission was to empower the underserved with scientific methodology to help them prosper.

The Carver Theater retired as a movie theater in 1980 and shortly thereafter became a housing office operation and a medical clinic. Having sustained irreparable damage from six feet of water during hurricane Katrina, the medical clinic was permanently closed. Fortunately, building modification for the clinic was wood frame and drywall, confined to the interior and was able to be removed completely. Exterior architectural details have been preserved, including the display windows which once held flashy movie posters with brilliant images of the stars of that time.
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  • Wasn't happening during MY visit, but this historic music venue deserves our support. Big beautiful live music venue in the TREME.  more »
  • Carver Theater's Monday Night Blues Series in the Treme: Papa Mali & Blues Guitar Heroes, showcasing Papa Mali & Friends, Mem Shannon, Mark Pentone and Jack Kolb - what more could you ask for!?! Great...  more »

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