Q: What are your operating hours?
Preservation Hall is open for nightly concerts from 8pm to 11pm, 7 nights a week, with the exception of certain holidays and special events. We have three individual 45-minute performances nightly at 8:15, 9:15, and 10:15. Please see our Concert Schedule by clicking HERE.
Q: How much is the admission fee? Can I pay with a card?
General admission is as follows:
Sunday-Thursday $15 per person (with exception of special events)
Friday & Saturday $20 per person (with exception of special events)
Admission and is valid for one 45-minute performance.
General Admission is CASH ONLY.
Q: Reserved seating: How do I get reserved seats? How far in advance should I purchase the tickets? How do I redeem these tickets?
You can stop by our box office which is open daily 12pm-5pm for purchases. Our box office is located at Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter St.
You may also purchase our premium "Big Shot Spot" VIP Ticketing via our website at www.preservationhall.com/tickets or by phone at 1-877-435-9849. This VIP ticket entitles you to skip the line and reserves your seat for the performance of your choice. We encourage guests to purchase their VIP tickets much in advance as quantities are quite limited. To redeem your tickets, please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the performance you have purchased tickets for, with a photo ID or credit card to verify your reservation.
Q: Is Preservation Hall an all ages venue?
Yes, Preservation Hall is an all ages venue.
Q: How many people can you fit inside the venue? How many people do you seat?
Our venue holds about 100 people, with enough bench and floor-cushion seating for 40, and the remaining space serving as standing room only.
Q: When does the line start forming?
The line generally starts to form around 7:00pm for the first show. Doors open at 8:00pm for the first performance.
Q: Once admission has been paid, can I stay all three performances?
No, due to our limited capacity, your ticket is good for only one 45-minute performance. After each performance, we do a full turnover of the venue to accommodate our next group of eager concertgoers.
Q: Do you serve food and beverages inside the venue? Can I bring food and drinks inside the venue?
We do not serve food and beverages at Preservation Hall. Food is not allowed inside; however, you are more than welcome to bring in your own beverages, only if in a plastic container - no glass containers allowed.
Q: Can I film, record, or photograph during the performance?
No photography, video and audio recordings of any kind are permitted.
Q: I've received Skip Tickets, how do they work?
If you have received Skip the Line Tickets, you have the opportunity to skip the line that forms outside our gate for nightly performances at 8:15, 9:15, and 10:15. These tickets are good for only one set, but grant you a better chance at finding a great seat. Reservations are not required, but tickets must be in-hand to be valid. Due to private events and holidays, the Hall's concert schedule is subject to change. Please check our online calendar here, by clicking here.
Q: What is Preservation Hall's history?
You can learn more about Preservation Hall's history via our website or you can check out the following link: Preservation Hall's History
Q: Can and do you accommodate Handicap and/or special
If you are a visitor with a handicap and/or special needs, we ask that you call in advance at 504-522-2841, or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to accommodate your request. Our office is open from Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm, so please call us during this time frame so we can assist you in your visit to Preservation Hall.
Q: Is there a dress-code?
Dress code is casual.