Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center offers space throughout the historic building for special events, meetings, reunions and more. The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theater offers 383 seats and can accommodate concerts, plays, musicals, recitals, and meetings. The Scharr-Ello Studio provides professional audio/video recording, mastering/editing services, and is available for individuals, groups, choirs, school groups, bands and chamber ensembles by the hour or session. The Duckett Gallery, HOSA Room, Paper Mache Room, Performing Arts Room, Pottery Studio, Visual Arts Room, Woodcarving Room, IP Culinary Arts Café, and the grounds of the Mary C offer space for meetings, workshops, special events, and more.

Facility Info
  • Description The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theatre is available for performances and meetings. With 393 seats, the Theatre accommodates concerts, plays, musicals, recitals and town meetings. The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center also offers seven other rooms throughout the center for workshops or gatherings! The Duckett Gallery, Paper Mache Room, HOSA Room, Performing Arts Room, VA Room, Pottery Studio, and Woodcarving Room are available for your meeting needs. Call for details & rental fees!

Join the Ocean Springs Chorale at The Mary C for a classic Home for the Holidays concert. Enjoy traditional classics such as O Come All Ye Faithful, then enjoy a bit of a White Christmas, and finish of the evening with a bit of days gone by. There may even be a “reading” of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and a special guest visitor, that kids of all ages will enjoy. Join us for this special event to get the entire family into the holiday spirit.

The Coast Big Band comes back to the Mary C. for their annual Christmas Concert filled with fun holiday music and some surprises. Enjoy these vocalists with a 20+ 1940’s Big Band sound. Great for all ages!