114 Rue Fernand
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 456-8390
Fax: (337) 456-8963
Located in the heart of Lafayette city, is the Heymann Center—an aesthetically and acoustically enjoyable arts, craft, dance and recital theater. The auditorium prides itself on having performances by Acadiana Symphony—a Broadway performance and tons of other community shows! The facilities and amenities of this center are excellent with its par brilliance acoustics, private and comfortable seating arrangements and up to the mark sound equipment. This charming and timeless auditorium has a seating capacity of 2,230 and a huge parking area. In addition to this, there is also a Frem E Boustany Convention Center with a banquet facility and an exhibition area. So come by to have a splendid evening of fun and enjoyment!
Situated in the Bayou Vermilion District, Vermilionville's Performance Center plays host to many events. This space makes an ideal venue for private gatherings like weddings, receptions and birthday parties, accommodating as many as 350 people inside, with space for more if the outside area is utilized. Catering services can also be provided. Occasionally, this center also serves as the venue for musical performances.
Acadian Cultural Center is dedicated to the Acadian people. The center guides the visitors about the Acadian origins, their cultural habits, their migrations and settlements. There are story telling sessions, exhibitions, books and many other programs held at this center.
Acadiana Center for the Arts is not just a regular art center but is a modern structure that aims to widen the creative avenues. All the efforts and endeavors of this center are directed in achieving this goal. The Acadiana Center for the Arts or ACA works with artists, performers and local community too; it aims to sync entertainment with culture. That's not it, ACA also runs several educational programs for educators, parents and children. It involves kids in creative activities and workshops right from a young age, thereby, introducing them to an entirely different world. Dedicated volunteers, talented artists, excellent gallery, theater equipped with requisite facilities and first class amenities is what Acadiana Center for the Arts all about.
The Cajundome is a magnificent arena that few would give a miss. The 12,068 seater was established in1985 and is home to the Laffeytte Wild Catters of the Southern Indoor Football League. It plays host to many regional championships and concerts of national acclaim. The convention center, added much later is an amazing space for activities. It contains within it 37,300 exhibition area, banqueting facilities, lobby and reception areas. You can host your private parties like wedding ceremonies or even business meetings too. Together the Cajundome and Convention Center make up for an excellent event complex of sorts. Check the website or call ahead for further information regarding events and rental details.
Cajun Field opened its doors to the public in 1971 and is the city's primary football stadium for its football and soccer teams. It is also called The Swamp and has a bowl-like design. It is also the home ground of the Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. This stadium looks like a valley with sloping grass areas besides the stands. You can watch a game sitting on this grassy zone with a good view of the ground.
The Ballroom is a charming hall that entices visitors with its tastefully decorated interiors. Suitable for weddings, receptions, galas and other private functions, the venue can accommodate both small and large scale events. What's more, The Ballroom offers such services as a fully equipped kitchen, bar and other facilities to make your events a complete success. A get-together attended at The Ballroom always goes home as a cherished memory. Call ahead to know more.
Located on Vine Street, Cité des Arts is one place in Lafayette that you should not miss out on if you are looking to catchup on local artists. Supported by various organizations like Louisiana Division of The Arts and Acadiana Center for The Arts, this unique performing arts hub hosts an array of events like concerts, plays, movie festivals, puppet shows, poetry readings, comedy shows, art exhibitions, all under one roof. Not only do the local artists get a stage to perform here, the venue has been host to international events with focus on various art forms. Be it the Steampunk Fest in November, or international film festivals, with numerous performances scheduled throughout the year, this is one place that you can vouch on for artistic gratification. For more information, visit their website.
Acadian Village is an important event venue in the city of Lafayette. It makes an attempt to recreate a typical Cajun village complete with a village parish. Locals and artisans came together and restored the entire area; some community members donated their ancestral houses for this project. The tour takes you through entire village comprising landmarks like Blacksmith's Shop, Doctors Museum, New Hope Chapel and so on. Acadian Village is one of the most sought after event venues in town with variety of events ranging from wedding to corporate functions hosted here. Festivals and local community events are held here throughout the year. For additional details and information on tour rates and timings, check the website
Home to the renowned Louisiana Live Performances, Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts is an important landmark in town. Formerly known as Evangeline Theater, it was donated to the town by the Sliman family, in whose honor the venue is named. Currently owned and managed by the City's Parks & Recreation Department, this event venue dates back to the late 19th Century and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. With a capacity of 220 patrons, Sliman Theater hosts a variety of cultural and entertainment programs throughout the year. You can also rent the space for private events and functions.
A stage for renowned artists like Buffalo Bill, Enrico Caruso and Clark Gable in the past, the Grand Opera House of the South was built in the early 1900s and was the toast of the town until it closed down in 1939. With a view to revive the tradition of hosting such events, the opera house was opened after elaborate renovations in 2008 and since then has hosted numerous gigs, community theater and operas and other cultural events. Acoustically splendid, the opera house has hosted popular artists like Chubby Checker, Donny Edwards and D. J. Fontana, who have charmed the audience with their performances in recent times. View the venues calender to know more about upcoming events.
Evangeline Downs is a premier casino resort and race track in the city. It is popularly renowned for hosting 2 mega-scale horse racing events annually. It is also famed as being the birthplace of several sporting legends.