Monday, November 17, 2014

It's time to call in to reserve your spot at A Black Box Affair, which will take place this Sunday, November 23 at 6pm!

There will be sangria from Pamplona, supper from various restaurants, including Romacelli, 2Paul's Radically Urban Barbecue, Keith's Ballroom, Athena, La Pizzaria, and dessert & coffee by Carpe Diem Gelato and Espresso. There will be a silent auction, and entertainment by Acting Unlimited, Acadiana Repertory Theatre, Silverbacks Improv Theatre, The Tea Sippers, Wanderlust Theatre Company, and more!

This is night you won't want to miss! Call (337)484-0172 or go to to reserve your tickets.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

UL-Lafayette's Production of "Slipping" opens this week at Theatre 810!

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Performing Arts Department moved into Theatre 810 on Sunday afternoon, and they've got a special show in store for all of us:

"Slipping" centers on Eli, a young man struggling to deal with major changes in his life: the death of his father, a move from San Francisco to Iowa, and coming to terms with his mother, his past loves, and an uncertain new relationship at school. In the face of all this change, Eli must decide to open himself up to closeness and the risks of that choice, or to shut himself away from love for good.

"Slipping" contains adult language and situations and is recommended for ages 15 and up.

The show runs one weekend only: November 13-15 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call 337-484-0172.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lafayette High School Performing Arts Academy presents A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room"

The Theatre Department Seniors of Lafayette High School Performing Arts Academy present A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room".

Set in a single dining room, this play calls on 6 actors to play 57 characters across 18 scenes. Each scene focuses on a different household as we look into the shifting paradigms of the modern world.

The Dining Room will run from November 5-8 with performances at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $10 (or $5 with a current Lafayette High School ID Card.)

For Reservations, call Theatre 810 at (337)484-0172.

Monday, October 27, 2014

This Wednesday, join Silverbacks IN SPACE!

Silverbacks Improv Theatre has enjoyed presenting special concept shows such as Soap Operas, Murder Mysteries, and Noirs. This October, the group will expand its repertoire into Science Fiction. The group will improvise a one-act play inspired by classic Science Fiction television, such as Star Trek, Red Dwarf, Battlestar Galactica and Firefly. No elements of the story will be pre-scripted. With the audience’s suggestion, the improvisers will come up with a never-before-seen space concept and love letter to the genre. This is a must-see event for improvisation fans and Trekkies alike!

Wednesday October 29, 2014
7:30 pm
Theatre 810- 810 Jefferson St. Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
$7 admission, $5 with student I.D.
Reservations by calling: (337) 484-0172

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Acting Unlimited, Inc. to hold A Black Box Affair gala to benefit Theatre 810

Downtown Lafayette, LA - On Sunday, November 23, 2014, Acting Unlimited, Inc. (AUI) will hold a gala to benefit Theatre 810, a black box community theatre space, located at 810 Jefferson Street, between The Juliet Hotel and Carpe Diem - Gelato & Espresso.

AUI opened Theatre 810 in late 2011. Since then, it has received a 2013 Downtown Award for being Downtown Lafayette’s Best Kept Secret and become a home to many other local theatre companies, such as Acadiana Repertory Theatre, The Tea Sippers, Silverbacks Improv Theatre, Wanderlust Theatre Company, and many more. AUI also hosts many workshops and children’s classes within the space.

This year, AUI purchased a new, modern lighting setup for Theatre 810. Since installing the new lights, the company has begun to update its facilities to meet the ever-evolving needs of the theatre community.

A Black Box Affair will include a cocktail hour featuring white and red sangria from Pamplona, a supper course provided by several local favorite restaurants, dessert and coffee by Carpe Diem, a silent auction, and an evening of entertainment by the local theatre companies that call Theatre 810 home.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased in person from AUI at Theatre 810 or online at For more information, call (337)484-0172 or email

AUI, founded by Gloria Breaux in 1989, has a mission that is two-fold: to present innovative theatrical experiences to audiences who may never have enjoyed a live theatrical performance, and to train actors, directors, designers and technicians to create theatre for their company, and enable them, in the future, to create theatre for other companies or for their own companies. AUI recruits children, teens and adults from all walks of life and all ethnic groups. More information about AUI can be found at

AUI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. If you’d like to support this cause, but cannot attend the gala, donations can be made via Paypal to

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Theatre 810 is getting work done!

A team of volunteers devoted a weekend of downtime in order to reorganize Theatre 810.
Theatre 810 has been a cozy little sanctuary for local companies since 2011, which has made us very happy and content. But, with the installation of our new lighting system as inspiration, we recognize that it's time to update our space in order to keep up with the ever-evolving times.

Our team is currently working to make Theatre 810 a more inviting, convenient, and useful space for our patrons and visiting companies. Along with the newly purchased lighting, we've begun to revamp the lobby and dressing room areas to reflect the needs of performers and volunteers in our community.


Book Lovers: Fret Not! Our library of theatre related information is still intact! The book shelves have been moved into the office area and dressing room. Not only does this give us more room overall, but the shelves in the dressing room also help to dampen the sounds made by those changing between scenes.

Heaven Knows, we aren't nearly done! But, if you'd like to check out our progress so far, come see FLAMES, which will finish its run this weekend. Shows are Thursday the 23rd, Friday the 24th, and Saturday the 25th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Acting Unlimited's Production of FLAMES opens tomorrow, October 16, 2014!

Acting Unlimited, Inc. is proud to present FLAMES by Stephen Dolginoff.

Who will you believe?