Several local restaurants have early dinner specials to ensure you get to your seat and don’t miss a single note opening night.

Bayona is offering a wonderful dinner before each of our  Friday night operas this season.  Please call them directly at 504-525-4455 to make your reservations.

– Early reservations begin at 5:30pm.  If you are in by 6:00pm you are guaranteed to be finished with your dinner in plenty of time to be at the theater before curtain time.

-Parking  – Plan ahead and park at the theater by 5pm then plan a stroll through the newly renovated and police patrolled Louis Armstrong Park to Bayona Restaurant.  Then when your meal is done, Bayona will call a pedi-cab for you to take back to Mahalia in plenty of time to get to your seat.

– Special Opera menu served at 5:30pm and 6pm seatings – $40 per person


Martis Logo for Opera2Marti’s is taking pre-opera reservations starting at 5pm.  They are directly across Armstrong Park from Mahalia Jackson Theater and if you tell them you are attending the Opera they promise to have you in your seats on time!

Call 504-522-5478 to make your reservation.