Acadiana Center for the Arts

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

This 46,000 square foot, multi-faceted arts and cultural facility is designed to reflect Acadiana’s reputation as the heart of a broad variety of cultures. At the center of Cajun country, the theatre was designed to accommodate a wide array of programming, from dance and drama, to spoken word, electrified or acoustic music, film, and more. Theatre Projects and the architect designed the space to adapt to many touring and community groups as well as numerous performance types. Telescopic seating risers and an adjustable stage allow the room to convert from flat floor to proscenium, thrust and in the round configurations. With those variable configurations, adjustable acoustic elements, and state-of-the-art AV systems, the arts center is well equipped to act as a community center, educational space, and intimate performance venue.

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Credit: Philip Gould
Credit: Philip Gould
Credit: Philip Gould

Acadiana Arts Council


Eskew+Dumez+Ripple | Architects Southwest




Louisiana Crossroads, local and regional arts groups

Seat count


Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Arts center, Courtyard theatre, Drama theatre, Flexible theatre, Community


Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and performance equipment design and specification



Venue website

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Credit: Philip Gould

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