The French Market welcomes and encourages civic and student groups to use Washington Artillery Park Amphitheater for public group performances.  Set against the iconic Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral it is the perfect location for visiting musical and performance groups to share their talent with New Orleans locals and tourists alike.

Washington Artillery Park Amphitheater is available for use Monday through Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Time slots are (2) hours in duration and inclusive of load-in and load-out.

Black-out dates and times for Washington Artillery Park include, but are not limited to:

  • Holy Week and holiday mass schedule as posted by St. Louis Cathedral
  • Saturdays after 5:00 pm
  • Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm

One-time Group Performance Policies

  • Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Electrical access available for a fee of $50 per performance.
  • Petitioning, signature gathering, or passing out political literature is not permitted.
  • Church choirs are allowed to sing gospel music for public entertainment, but any group overtly expressing religious or political views is prohibited.
  • Two-hour time slots are assigned to be inclusive of load-in and load-out.
  • All sidewalks must be unobstructed and passable at all times throughout performance setup/breakdown.
  • Performer(s) may place a donation basket at or near their performance area.
  • Performer(s) cannot actively solicit the public for donations, sell any products, or in any way disrupt the commerce of the French Market District.
  • The performance space is a public venue and cannot be blocked off in any way.
  • If there are any complaints by the public or French Market District tenants due to noise or any other disruption, the performance will be cancelled and performer(s) will be removed immediately.

The French Market Corporation reserves the right to interrupt or cancel the performance if any of the following guidelines are not fully adhered to.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee for booking the space?

No, we allow student and civic groups to perform in Washington Artillery Park for free if the performance adheres to our polices noted above.

Where is Washington Artillery Park located?

Washington Artillery Park is located directly across the street from Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral.  For mapping directions the best address to use is 705 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA  70116.


Are there any other locations in the French Market District available for group performances?

Unfortunately the French Market district does not have any other locations suitable for group performances.  However, the New Orleans Jazz National Park, located at 916 N. Peters Street in Dutch Alley, may be able to accomodate your request.  For more information please call them New Orleans Jazz National Park directly at (504) 589-4841.


One-Time Group Performance Application

    Contact Information

  • Performance Request Information

  • Does this group need electrical access?

  • Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement

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