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The Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center is owned by the City of Alexandria and operated under contract by the Central Louisiana Community Foundation. The Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center is 614 seat, state-of-the-art theater that opened on August 27, 2004 in the Downtown Cultural Arts District.

With our state-of-the-art visual equipment, sound board, and comfortable seating for executive conferences, the Performing Arts Center is a great venue for performances, business meetings, receptions, graduations, and church functions. Contact us for more information, to arrange a tour, or to book the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.

Brandy Wills                                                                         Matt Henry
Marketing Director                                                             Executive Director                                                        
(318) 445-7702                                                                     (318) 445-7702     

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

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  • From Slavery to the Presidency
    February 11, 2015
  • Victory Belles Concert
    February 13, 2015 - 7:00 PM
  • A Little Night Music with the Shreveport Opera
    February 26, 2015 - 7:00 PM
  • Rapides String Festival with the Alexandria Youth Orchestra
    February 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM
  • Louisiana Sings CENLA Choir Competition
    February 28, 2015 - 5:00 PM
  • Seussical
    March 06, 2015
  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Celebration - LBM Productions
    March 07, 2015 - 12:30 PM
  • Rapides Symphony Orchestra: A Composer's Testimony
    March 14, 2015 - 7:30 PM
  • Ballet Magnificat Performs "Deliver Us"
    March 22, 2015 - 2:30 PM
  • An Evening of Worship and Praise
    March 28, 2015 - 6:00 PM
  • Alexandria Youth Orchestra - String Extravaganza
    May 05, 2015 - 6:00 PM
  • Rapides Symphony Orchestra: Beyond Borders
    May 09, 2015 - 7:30 PM

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


  • Abendmusik: Trio de Llano in Concert
    February 05, 2015
  • Abendmusik: A Night of Popular Favorites
    March 05, 2015 - 6:00 PM
  • City Park Players present The Sunshine Boys
    March 18, 2015
  • Abendmusik: Jacques Offenbach, the Cellist
    April 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM
  • City Park Players present Love Letters
    April 16, 2015
  • City Park Players present Jenny's House of Joy
    May 14, 2015
  • City Park Players present Clybourne Park
    July 30, 2015
  • City Park Players present The 39 Steps
    October 01, 2015

For more information, call Brandy Wills at the Central Louisiana Community Foundation (318) 445-7702. Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

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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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