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The Evangeline Theater started its life as a wholesale grocery building in the late nineteenth or twentieth century.  Remodeled for a movie house in 1929, the building gained its current Art Deco façade and other characteristics during a 1939/40 renovation.  The two story brick building's façade is clad in stucco and pigmented structural glass.  Located on Main Street in the New Iberia Central Business District, the façade is fully restored to its 1940 appearance.

Donated to the City of New Iberia by the Sliman family in 1994, then State Representative "Bo" Ackal secured funding to preserve and restore it to its useful purpose.  The Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 129 East Main Street and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It is also home to the Louisiana Live Performances. 

The Sliman is operated by the City's Parks & Recreation Department and is available for private functions. 


To check for available dates and book a function please call

(337) 369-2337

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