We hope you'll visit our unique and charming venue and discover the best kept secret in Shreveport. We have limited staffing, but try to remain open for visitors to drop in at times during the week. We strongly recommend you contact us and schedule an appointment to ensure you will be able to access the building for a tour of the facilities.
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802 Margaret Place
Shreveport, LA 71101
Get to know your way around the WDC
The WDC's biggest feature is the second story theater auditorium containing over 400 raked seats complete with stage and curtain. This historic theater has hosted concerts, speeches and other demonstrations from celebrities like Katharine Hepburn and even First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The theater has tremendous acoustics and is the premier storytelling stage in Louisiana.
The WDC Dining Room is perfect for small gatherings of up to 50 people. The adjacent kitchen with dual swinging doors makes this the perfect room for seated dinners, supper clubs or entertaining of clients. The Dining Room also plays host to occasional pop up dinners. Check our venue Facebook page for updates on pop up events.
The Parlor of the WDC is adjacent to the Dining Room. This room can be sectioned off with pocket doors for smaller gatherings as well as opened up to the Dining Room for a larger party. Perfect for cocktail parties or club meetings, this area is adjacent to the foyer area where bars are generally set up for parties and other functions.
The WDC has a small exhibit hall. Perfect for an art gallery or other exhibits, the exhibit hall can be cut into three different rooms with airwall separation. The WDC exhibit hall has limited availability due to seasonal exhibits.
The WDC is equipped for weddings. Brides have a private area including bathroom for their special day.
The WDC has a nice sized kitchen that can accommodate many arrangements. We have a list of approved caterers that we work with. If you have a particular caterer in mind, we would be happy to work with that company to help them be on our approved caterer's list.
We can accommodate a full bar service for your private event. For publicly ticketed events, please provide 60 day advance notice in order to secure appropriate permits for your event.
Parking is limited. There is a small parking lot directly across Margaret Street that is part of the WDC property. We can arrange for valet parking should your event require it at an additional fee.