The Rose Collaborative – Southern Rep Theatre & Waldorf School

Historic church renovation

About this Project

  • Owner

    Bayou Treme Center, LLC

  • Location

    2541 Bayou Road, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

  • Designer

    MetroStudio L.L.C.


The Rose Collaborative (Bayou Treme Center project) has transformed the former St. Rose de Lima Church and School on Bayou Road, a three-building complex in the 7th Ward, into a performing arts and education hub. The church houses a 13,400 square foot theater complex including a 125-seat main stage theater, a 65-seat Lagniappe stage, administrative offices, and rehearsal room. A second 10,500-square-foot, two-story school building on Columbus Street has been redeveloped as office space for small businesses and nonprofits. The third building was restored into a Waldorf School.