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New Orleans Special Event Venue Feature: Jefferson Performing Arts Center

“The theatre is beautiful, and I would say that it is the finest venue for opera in the metropolitan area. It is smaller than our usual theatres in America; it is, in fact, redolent of a European opera house. I was highly impressed.”

Theater Critic, Brian Morgan, upon his first visit to the Jefferson Performing Arts Center

Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAC) opened to much fanfare in the Spring of 2015. And 86,000 square-foot theatrical venue located in the heart of Jefferson Parish, JPAC is on a mission to provide the New Orleans metropolitan area with a modern, state-of-the-art theater to expand the arts to the community, including concerts and plays inclusive of all ages and cultures.

Messina’s Catering & Events is a Preferred Caterer at JPAC

Located at 6400 Airline Drive, the JPAC is the only professional theater & event venue of such magnitude in Jefferson Parish, centrally located in Metairie, Louisiana. With a seating capacity of 1,041, JPAC can accommodate a robust mix of events, from theater, concerts, and performance art to private events, corporate meetings, receptions, graduations, and more. The expansive lobby is suitable for hosting various functions. Better yet, Messina’s Catering & Events is a preferred caterer at JPAC.

JPAC can easily accommodate 200 people seated and up to 500 when standing. On-site guest parking is provided as well.

Messina’s Catering & Events is a preferred caterer at JPAC

Not Your Average Special Event Venue

Its state-of-the-art acoustics and seating configuration makes JPAC the perfect venue for live music, theatre, symphonies, corporate presentations, and private events. The lobby is beautifully bathed in sunlight from floor-to-ceiling windows and is a perfect location for mixing and mingling at catered events. The Orchestra section on the floor frames the ideal view of the stage, while the Mezzanine above is a smaller seating area with lofty views of the action below.

The Balcony above the Mezzanine has plenty of handicapped access and stunning views. There’s even an outdoor terrace perfect for networking events, wedding receptions, and private parties. For smaller, more intimate catered gatherings, the hospitality suite features comfortable seating and plenty of room for food and drink stations.

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society hosts operas, ballets, and Broadway-style musicals and plays throughout the year.

Corporate Event at JPAC

Let Messina’s Help You Plan Your Next Event at JPAC

Messina’s Catering and Events can craft the perfect catering menu for your event at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. No matter the size of your event, JPAC offers the space necessary for large corporate gatherings or a beautiful backdrop for intimate cocktail receptions. (Phentermine) To learn more, visit

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