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Let us entertain you!  Jefferson Parish diverse in its people and culture brings you entertainment year round.  Perhaps you prefer live theater, or maybe it's a lively festival, or you are more of a history buff.  Whatever your preference you are sure to find it in Jefferson.
Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) has an exciting season with performances at the Performing Arts Center located in Metairie on the east-bank of Jefferson and at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre and Teatro Wego! located on the westbank of Jefferson.  There is something for everyone, drama, comedy, kids theatre, and holiday presentations! 

Call the box office at 504-885-2000 or visit for complete details and to purchase tickets.
About the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)

Founded in 1978 by Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the deep south.

Rivertown Performing Arts Jefferson Parish

Theatre 13 was founded in 2009 by New Orleans theatre artists Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi as a side project to the already successful FourFront Theatre, which they co-founded in 2008.  The mission of Theatre 13 is to bring new and exciting productions to the New Orleans area while providing local theatre artists an opportunity to perform and create.

Theatre 13 will produce a wide range of professional theatrical performances, from musicals to children's theatre to more controversial and thought-provoking works.

In 2012, the City of Kenner awarded Theatre 13 the management contract for what is now known as The Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts.