Founded in 1960 as a non-profit community theatre, Thibodaux Playhouse is dedicated to the planning, promotion, and production of plays for the citizens of Thibodaux and surrounding areas. Over its 55 year history, Thibodaux Playhouse has produced over 200 plays and performed at various local venues including Nicholls State University and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theatre. On July 11, 2013, Mayor Tommy Eschete proclaimed Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc. Thibodaux's official community theatre.
Run by an elected Board of Directors and supported through the dedication of its volunteers, Thibodaux Playhouse currently produces three straight plays and one musical per season. The Playhouse additionally hosts three children’s musical workshop productions through its outreach program, TPI, Jr. The program encourages area youth to embrace the performing arts while providing an educational environment that fosters creativity in children aged 7-15.
Now in its 56th year, Thibodaux Playhouse owes its longevity within the community to the vision of its charter members and to the dedication and support of countless volunteers and patrons throughout its lifespan. Thibodaux Playhouse continues to work with community members to ensure that the art of theatre will remain an active and vibrant part of the Thibodaux area.