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

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

A center for arts with a beautiful lobby area which houses the spectacular 1937 WPA tile murals painted by James McConnell Anderson and fired by Peter Anderson. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

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

  • Oct 7, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

The introductory course to Improv will focus on the fundamentals of building a scene, the three “rules” of improv, and engaging in group mentality. Level emphasizes getting out of one’s head, listening to your scene partners, and discovering the basics of what makes a scene happen. In the four weeks of this class, you will learn scenework, character work, the differences of Short form and Long form improv, and how to discover and cultivate your own personal “style” of improvisation.

Instructor: Tyler Howard

Ages: 13-Adult

October sessions Registration Deadline: September 30th

November sessions Registration Deadline: November 4th


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

  • Nov 30, 2017

Join us in Becky’s Kitchen and learn how to prepare the perfect lunch.


Bacon Jam
Chipotle Sweet Potato Biscuit
Fall Vegetable Salad
Banana’s Foster Upside Down Cake

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

  • Dec 21, 2017

A Hands-On Class

Join Chef Robin Pate and learn how to make Croatian Pusharatas. A pusharata is a bite-sized nugget of fried dough with chopped fruit and spices—simply put, a sort of Croatian donut or fritter. To learn more about the history of pusharatas go to Southern Food Ways.

Age: 18 & up

Instructor: Chef Robin Pate

Registration Deadline: December 19th

*Each student will take home 3 dozen pusharatas.

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

  • Jan 19, 2018

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers


Fresh Baked Garlic Bread

Stuffed Mushrooms

Shrimp Creole

Fresh Pasta

Stout Hot Chocolate with Carmel Marshmallow