New Orleans, LA-Civic Theatre reopening part of New Orleans historic theater renaissance

Closed for decades, another historic New Orleans theater will soon open its doors in the new year.

Massive tax credits are what has helped bring the Civic Theatre back to life.

“It has been sitting idle for 30 years. The last it was open, it was the Civic Disco,” said Civic Theatre General Manager Gail Varuso.

Wedged on O’Keefe Avenue just off Poydras Street sits the Civic. On Wednesday night with the flip of a switch, the theater’s new marquee shined bright.

Inside construction crews are working feverishly to put the finishing touches on the building, which dates back to 1906. Three developers teamed up to reopen the Civic hoping to draw live theater, music performances and special events like weddings.

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