Experience Columbia Theatre
The Magic & Entertainment of Live Theatre
Live performance. It’s an age-old tradition that often gets lost in the midst of modern technologies, like smartphone screens and streaming services. At the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond, LA, we certainly believe in disconnecting when it’s necessary, but we also applaud reconnecting. In live performances, there’s no option to rewind, pause, or start over, and that’s what we love so much about the art form! It’s human, it’s real, and it can be so tangible, you feel as if you’re living out the experience with those on stage.
Instead of running to Google to inquire about “things to do near me,” turn to the Columbia Theatre as a resource for local entertainment, theatre, kids activities, and much more. Our productions cater to those from all walks of life, who span various age groups and geographical locations in Southeastern Louisiana, from St. Tammany to Orleans Parish. Ask our audiences, and they will tell you that the Columbia Theatre is a tourist attraction in its own right!
Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University’s month-long celebration of the arts, humanities, and social sciences, offers a variety of cultural events that appeal to the entire region. Each October, patrons experience a unique festival program of events, including art exhibits, films, concerts, dance, workshops, master classes, theatrical productions, literary readings, and lectures, presented by emerging and established artists, scholars, and companies from around the world.
One of Fanfare’s many goals is to inspire students to incorporate the arts into their lives by exposing them to artistic diversity and introducing them to high standards of artistic excellence. Due to the fact that arts programs are somewhat limited in many schools, we are always searching for innovative ways to involve students and stimulate their interest in various art forms. For more than two decades, Fanfare’s guiding vision has been to make the arts accessible to audiences of all ages.
Not only does our programming offer cultural experiences to today’s patron, but also to tomorrow’s audiences—young people, who may otherwise be isolated from the arts.
Rent The Columbia
The Columbia Theatre has four rentable spaces: Hainkel Hall, the Balcony Lounge, the Conference Center, and the Main Lobby. The variety of spaces offered can accommodate concerts, dance performances, plays, meetings, events, and beyond! The sky's the limit when it comes to the magic that can be created in the DreamFactory.