Facilities & Catering

We have the space and service to make your event shine.

Performance Venues

We have a range of spaces suitable for performances and presentations, from the 300-seat Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, the 110-seat Nims Black Box Theatre, the casual, 90-seat Ellis Marsalis Jazz Studio, and the vast Solomon Family Hall. Click here for details.

Art Galleries

One of the many great things about being at NOCCA is being surrounded by so much fantastic art. If you want to hold your event in a gallery setting, 5 Press Gallery or the Ken Kirschman Artspace could be a perfect fit. Click here for details.


Whether you’re planning a formal dinner, a casual reception, or something in-between, our amazing staff can find a menu to suit you. Click here to learn about Press Street Station and see our beautiful dining room. Click here for details on catering.

Outdoor spaces

For outdoor events, Press Street Gardens is a great, versatile site, with a comfortable courtyard and adjacent to a lush, half-acre urban farm. Adjacent greenspaces are perfect for small festivals, craft service, and more. Click here for details.

About us

We're The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA's nonprofit partner.
Rent at NOCCA and support the next generation of American artists

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is a professional arts training center that has been changing the lives of young people since 1974. Every year, NOCCA provides intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics to students from public, private, and parochial schools across Louisiana. Students attend via school day, after-school, and summer sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.

The NOCCA Institute is NOCCA’s nonprofit partner, providing supplemental funding for NOCCA and advocacy for its world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a comprehensive Financial Aid Program that funds students’ supplies and fees associated with important summer training programs across the country; an Artists-in-Residence Program that brings more than 100 professional visiting artists into NOCCA’s classrooms each year; the capital campaign for NOCCA’s current home and expansion projects along the Press Street corridor; and concert, gallery, and literary events for the general public. We also oversee rentals of the NOCCA campus, making it available to arts organizations, community groups, individuals, and corporations.

Proceeds from these and other NOCCA Institute initiatives support programs for students, faculty, and the community. To learn more about us, visit NOCCAInstitute.com.

Our team

Our staff is ready to provide a one-of-a-kind experience.
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Katrina Weschler

Katrina is the go-to person on our staff for on-campus events and rentals. If you want to use our facilities for a performance, meeting, wedding, or anything else, start with her! Use the contact form at the bottom of this page to get the ball rolling.
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Richard Read

Richard Read handles marketing for The NOCCA Institute. Depending on the kind of event you need to host, Richard can help spread the word.

Get in touch

Use the form below to email us, or call 504-940-2851.