Slidell Little Theatre

2024 Nellie Drive
Slidell, LA 70458


Slidell Little Theatre was organized in the Spring of 1963 with a season of four plays. In 1975, increased participation and audience demand justified an increase to 5 plays per season. This continued for a further four years until the season was expanded to the current slate of six plays.

In 1973, through the generosity and dedication of many people, SLT obtained the property now known as the "old" building. This facility was shared with the previous owner, a church, through the first three productions of the 1973-74 season. Each year since then we have seen improvements in the facility, from the ramped seating and technical capability expansions, to real dressing rooms and a lobby concessions area. All facility improvements have been supported, funded, and usually implemented by SLT's own members.

Intending to give back to the community for its support, SLT added a Children's Summer Workshop in 1977, with 75 students between the ages of 8 and 13. That annual Workshop, now known as Young Actors Theatre or YAT, includes classes on all aspects of the theatre, and participatory work culminating in student productions. With the Slidell Commission on the Arts, SLT has sponsored various visiting artists and workshops for artistic and technical growth. Our final dress rehearsal, usually the Thursday before each opening night of a production, is open to senior citizens of the area as well as to members of the Sunshine House and local rehabilitation facilities.

SLT continued to thrive through the 1980's into the 1990's, outgrowing its original theatre home. During the early 1990's, SLT's "Next Stage" became a reality with a huge fund-raising campaign leading to the opening of our 1994-95 season in our "new" building.

Since then, we have been pleased to hear compliments about the spacious seating in the auditorium, though other areas seem to be bursting at the seams. We've improved our storage and reception areas while removing the "old" building to provide more than adequate parking for our patrons.

Slidell Little Theatre has enjoyed continuous steady growth with increasing maturity over the last 37 years. The dramatic and organizational health of SLT continues to be excellent!

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