Mississippi is where the performing arts converge, from music to dance to theatre to storytelling. Visitors and residents enjoy a full spectrum of vibrant live performances at venues throughout the state. Community theatre thrives in the Magnolia State, nurturing a creative spirit among the youth that stays with them for life. Mississippi’s public universities boast state-of-the-art performing arts centers, with a dynamic schedule of programs and performances year-round. Every four years, dancers from around the globe come to Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall to participate in the USA International Ballet Competition, one of the world’s elite ballet competitions. And in addition to the classical arts, Mississippi is also home to rustic opry houses, intimate concert halls and pull-up-a-chair-guitar-picking picnics and festivals. However your tastes may run, you’ll find a myriad of outstanding performances in Mississippi.

Landers Center

Landers Center Theater

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DeSoto Family Theatre (DFT) presents family productions throughout the year at the Landers Center Theater, which is adjacent to the Landers Center. Shows like The Sound of Music, The Diary of Anne Frank and Annie are just a few. In […]


Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music is a music attraction located in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Currently, the project consists of a performance arts center in the newly renovated Ellis Theater. When completed, the 50,000-square-foot campus will feature a world-class country music […]

Paul Overstreet Country Music Trail Marker

The Mississippi Blues Trail – Paul Overstreet – Raised in Vancleave, through the 1980s Paul Overstreet became one of Nashville’s most consistently successful and honored songwriters, penning major hits for George Jones, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, The Judds, Kenny Chesney, […]

Biloxi Little Theater

The Biloxi Little Theatre, founded in 1946, is an all-volunteer community theatre offering high-quality entertainment. The playhouse is located in a historic building in of “Ole” Biloxi. […]

Bay St Louis Little Theater

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre is a local community playhouse offering exceptional shows. Awarded 2013 Governor’s Arts Award Awarded Hancock Chamber of Commerce – “Community Award of Excellence 2013” […]


Center Stage is a live theater that has been entertaining Mississippi’s Gulf Coast for over 30 years. With a year round schedule, Center Stage features an array of popular musicals, dramas, comedies and children’s productions. Visit the theater’s web site […]


The Randolph Center

Pass Christian


Community theatre operated by the Pass Christian Theatre Project in the historic Randolph Center (1928). […]

The Hancock Performing Arts Center provides meaningful opportunities in drama, music, dance, writing, and film. This state-of-the art center encourages exploration in a wide variety of educational, entertainment, and cultural programs that enhances the artistic community of the Gulf Coast. […]

Circle G Ranch is a 231-acre tract, of which 163 acres is most notable for being once owned by Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla. This is where they spent their honeymoon in 1967 when they returned from Las Vegas. Located […]


Hernando Performing Arts Center is located at Hernando High School. In addition to high school productions, the majority of Kudzu Playhouse performances are held at the Hernando Performing Arts Center. Hernando HS: 662-429-4170 / Kudzu Playhouse: 888-429-7871 […]

Exterior photo of the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg at night

Saenger Theater



Opened in 1929 as a movie palace, the Historic Saenger Theater is Downtown Hattiesburg’s crown jewel. The Art Deco building underwent an extensive renovation in 2000 and now hosts events throughout the year.  In addition to local dance competitions and […]


North Mississippi’s oldest community theatre offers multiple productions all year round, featuring drama, musicals, comedy, and more community driven entertainment. […]