The Marigny Opera House serves as a community meeting place and is committed to hosting charitable or philanthropic meetings, workshops and seminars for public or private audiences.BUILDING TIMELINE 18471847Rev. J.M. Masquelet purchased property at the corner of Dauphine and St. Ferdinand streets for $3000. Commissions design by architect Theodore Giraud.18481848Holy Trinity Church is dedicated as a German parish.18511851Fire destroys the church.18531853Rev. Matthias Schifferer rebuilds Holy Trinity.18661866Rev. Schiffler dies from yellow fever and is succeeded Rev. Ignatius Scheck as pastor and Rev. Peter Thevis as assistant.18681868Rev. Ignatius Scheck died from yellow fever18681868Rev. Thevis prays to St. Roch, vowing to build a chapel in his honor if the Holy Trinity congregation is spared. No one died and Father Thevis completes St. Roch Chapel in 1873.18711871Benedictine Sisters come to New Orleans from Kentucky to operate Holy Trinity School.18761876Rev. Thevis establishes St. Roch Cemetery.18931893Rev. Thevis dies and is succeeded by Rev. John Francis Prim.19101910Holy Trinity School becomes a free parochial school19381938Rev. Prim dies and is succeeded by Rev. Herman Hammerstein.19471947Rev. Hammerstein dies and is succeeded by Rev. Magnus Roth who publishes a book - Centenary: Holy Trinity Parish, 1847-1947.19491949Rev. Roth restores St. Roch Chapel.19971997Holy Trinity closes its doors and is deconsecrated.19991999Morgan Higby of Los Angeles purchases the building. Stained glass windows and organ are removed.20112011Dave Hurlbert and Scott King acquire the building, naming it Marigny Opera House. In November, the new “Church of the Arts” hosts the acclaimed Fringe Festival.20132013Depeche Mode films Heaven video at Marigny Opera House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy7FzXLin7o20142014Marigny Opera Ballet, a resident dance company, is established.20162016The main entrance—with handicap accessible ramp— is moved to Dauphine Street. The church hosts over 60 performances of dance, classical music, jazz, musical theatre and opera. To engage your own organization or charitable effort, please fill out the box below.