The H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio is one of the country’s foremost rental studios of opera scenery and properties, maintaining an inventory of 20 opera productions for both large and small venues.

The 30,000 square foot building includes a design studio that has a full carpentry and metal shops, a spacious 80’x80’ paint deck, and a fully equipped sewing room. It’s staffed for year-round construction and refurbishing. We can build props and sets to your specifications, or if you have a scenic idea but no design, you can consult our resident designer about your ideas.

Contact the scenic studio at (504) 833-0110 or email Keith Christopher at  for plans, photos and more of the available rentals for the titles below.

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