Mary and Al Danos Theater
Thanks to a generous donation to the Nicholls Foundation by Mary and Al Danos, our theater underwent a $6.7 million renovation in 2015-16. The new theater has new seating, curtains, flooring and extensively upgraded lighting and sound equipment. The beautiful lobby has been redesigned and renovated to provide an elegant entrance to a magnificent performance space for musical and theatrical performances.
The new Roland Piano Lab was funded in 2017 from a Louisiana Board of Regents Grant, Nicholls Technology Fee, and the Steinway Society of New Orleans at a total cost of $92,000. The Lab contains 24 Roland HP-504 pianos, a Roland Hpi-50e Teacher workstation, GLC-1 Music conferencing system, an Aver Flexarm Document Camera, an Epson projector and smartboard, a new Apple iMac computer, and 24 Benq HDMI monitors.
The Nicholls Music Department is an All-Steinway School. We are the only public institution in Louisiana and one of only 150 institutions in the world to obtain the status. We have two Steinway D’s, two Steinway B’s, one Steinway A, one Steinway O, 11 upright Steinway and three upright Boston pianos. These are all available for student practice, lessons and performance.