The Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center is owned by the City of Alexandria Louisiana and operated under contract by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. The Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center is a 614 seat state of the art theater that opened August 27, 2004 in downtown Alexandria, Louisiana. The Performing Arts Center is a venue for everyone including performing artists and companies, presenters, businesses, schools, and churches. In addition to renting the entire theater, you can rent the lobby for receptions. For more information, to arrange for a tour, or to book the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, call Matt Henry at (318) 484-4486 Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00.

The Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center is located at 1202 Third Street, Alexandria, LA, 71301.

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  • The Marvelous Wonderettes
    April 24, 2014 - 7:00PM (Thursday, - Saturday); 2:30PM (Sunday)
  • Rapides Symphony Orchestra Featuring Red River Chorale and Northwestern State University Choirs
    May 03, 2014 - 7:30pm

The Hearn Stage is an intimate blackbox theater located on the ground floor of the Rapides Foundation Building (Formerly the Kress Five and Dime Store).  The lobby is located at the corner of Fourth and Johnston Streets.  This venue is designed with an open floorplan allowing the possibility for users to configure the space for their event.  This flexibility makes the Hearn a great choice for meetings as well as performances. 

Currently, The Hearn Stage is the home of both City Park Players and Spectral Sisters Productions.

The Hearn Stage is located at 1102 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

For more information, call Matt at the Arts Council at (318) 484-4470 Monday through Friday during office hours.

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Art is more than entertainment. Art is the most precious brain trust we have among the many treasures within our families, our cultures, our nation, and our world. Art outlives each of us, and is the purest history of the human spirit - not only what we are, but what we dream of becoming.    read more...

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