H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio

The H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio is one of the foremost rental studios of opera scenery and properties in the country, 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 with our resident designer about your ideas.

Contact the scenic studio at (504) 833-0110 or email Keith Christopher at kchristopher@neworleansopera.org  For plans, photos and more of the available rentals click the title below.

Abduction from the Seraglio

Ariadne auf Naxos


Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

Don Giovanni

Il trovatore

La boheme

La Traviata

L’Elisir D’Amore

Lucia di Lammermoor


Madama Butterfly

Orpheus in the Underworld

Rigoletto – Kemp

Rigoletto – Small

Rigoletto – Schafer

Street Car Named Desire

The Barber of Seville

The Marriage of Figaro