About the Jack Howard Theatre in the Monroe Civic Center
Jack Howard Theatre in the Monroe Civic Center is named for W. L. "Jack" Howard, the Union Parish native who served as the mayor of Monroe from 1956 to 1972 and again from 1976 to 1978. The theater provides full-view seating for over 2,200 patrons. It offers 73 x 46 stage with 54 sets of scenery lines, a full-size orchestra pit, six dressing rooms, full DMX Controlled Stage Lighting and a 32 channel sound system. The Monroe Civic Center was built in 1965 and was home to the Monroe Moccasins ice hockey team and Twin City Gators indoor football team.The main complex of the Civic Center, the arena provides 44,000 square feet of exhibit space along with 5,600 seats. The arena houses events such as banquets, circuses, music concerts, and rodeos.