The Little Theatre has brought plays and events to the people of the Gulf Coast since 1946.  The Playhouse in the Pines, built from surplus World War II barracks, was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.  A structure with a starring role in the film “This Property is Condemned” has been restored within the historic Depot District.

During filming of the 1965 movie, gingerbread trim was added to establish an atmosphere of  faded elegance.  Much of this was left in place; it was not original to the building and was removed during the restoration.

The theatre renovation is pursuing LEED-Gold.  The use of reclaimed material, improvements to the building envelope, and energy-efficient HVAC systems and lighting improved the overall efficiency.


Phase 1 Renovation: $700,000

LEED Gold (Pending)

Mississippi Heritage Trust Outstanding Preservation Award, 2011

Governor’s Award for Arts in the Community, 2013

Project Team:

unabridged Architecture, Architect

Sparks Engineering, Structural Engineer

Canon Engineering, MEP Engineer

J.O. Collins, Contractor