EXPERIENCE A SHOW
The WDC Theater is a historical landmark - the newest music center in the Shreveport/Bossier City area - a century in the making. The building was erected in 1925 as the clubhouse for the Woman's Department Club.
The club, born of the suffrage movement following the turn of the century, was founded and furthered by prominent Shreveport ladies who dedicated their time and effort to creating opportunities to expose women to eduction, literacy and equality opportunities in the local area.
The club boasted many "departments" such as education, arts, home learning and other skills for developing stronger cultural ties and advancement for women. Those early pioneers of culture had the foresight to create a 400+ theater atop the second floor of the clubhouse. This theater was used for lectures and performances, as well as other club related events.
The WDC theater was built at the same time of the Strand Theater, which makes both facilities the oldest theaters in Northwest Louisiana. Today, the theater sits in almost pristine conditino with and excellent space for an elevated - but intimate - musical and performance experience.
After struggling with the result of COVID-19, the club partnered with the Louisiana Grandstand in 2020 to help grow awareness and use of the historic building, affectionately known as the "Lady on Line". What started with monthly concerts billed as the Shreveport Opry has now blossomed into a growing schedule of touring artists, showcases of regional talent and a hub of music development. This partnership has worked tirelessly to restore the building in many ways, including an installation of a new roof and other cosmetic repair projects beginning in 2022.
The Woman's Department Club is still active today and meets every Thursday with their variety of programs and exhibits for its members. Your patronage and enjoyment of the building with each of our events continues to help with the upkeep of the building and preserve an important historic landmark in our area.
Louisiana Grandstand shows include numerous additional amenities for fan enjoyment. Some amenities are only available at an additional charge, while some are not available at every show. Please check event details for reference.
by Drake Valet
At select events
in-Seat App Service
Official Gear/Artist Merch
Meet & Greet
For select artists
For select shows
For certain ticket types
Provided by Shreveport PD
Where is Louisiana Grandstand located?Louisiana Grandstand is located inside the WDC Theater at 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101. The giant redbrick "house" at the corner of Line Avenue and Margaret Place is home to the historic Woman's Department Club and located next door to the historic Shreveport Little Theater. One block from Jordan St and adjacent to Specialists Hospital, the building is also known as the "Lady on Line".
Is there a code of conduct at Louisiana Grandstand events?Yes! Please check it out here: Code of Conduct
Are tickets available at the door?Louisiana Grandstand uses PurplePass.com for all theater events. Some downstairs, smaller events are sold via our website. Tickets may be available at the door, but we highly encourage patrons to purchase tickets in advance in order to speed the entrance process. Louisiana Grandstand is not responsible for tickets purchased via any other site or 3rd party re-seller. Purchase at your own risk.
Do you accept credit cards? Is there an ATM on site?We accept cash and credit cards for all transactions. We also accept Venmo for certain transactions like tips for valet and musicians.
My plans have changed, are tickets refundable?There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets purchased for shows. Louisiana Grandstand is not responsible for any third party tickets sold (stubhub, facebook marketplace).
I can't find my email with my tickets, can you resend them to me?Yes, please email info @ louisianagrandstand .com and with your name and email address (of the person who made the order) and we can re-send your tickets. If the request is too close to the start of the show, please simply come to the ticket desk and provide the name and email address with that person's ID and we will let scan your tickets for you.
What is the point of downloading the Louisiana Grandstand app?This is quite simply the best way to keep up with what is happening and the latest merchandise drops at Louisiana Grandstand. Additionally, the app features many great "in-event" benefits, such as accessing the evening's show program, ordering drinks and snacks to your seat, or finding the seating diagram. Some events have other benefits included on a show to show basis.
Are my children welcome to attend a concert at Louisiana Grandstand?Louisiana Grandstand events are typically all ages. Very small children 2 & under who sit in a parents lap do not need a ticket, but we strongly suggest bringing hearing protection for all children. Please check event listings for age restrictions.
Are there any clothing restrictions at Louisiana Grandstand?Patrons are welcome to wear hats, but please respect other people behind you while seated in the theater and remove hats that may block visibility. Otherwise, we request that you dress respectfully toward others and refrain from wearing things that would embarrass your grandma. We reserve the right to deny attendance to anyone being disruptive to the enjoyment of other patrons.
I'm attending an event and coming in from out of town. Where should I stay?There are several nearby hotels, but we caution you to read reviews before booking at a hotel. We have some recommended hotels on our "Plan A Visit" page. Despite great "deals", we do not recommend staying at the hotels nearest the airport.
Can I host my next event or concert at the Louisiana Grandstand?Visit www.wdcshreveport.com for information on rentals.