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Diverse Entertainment Awaits At The Baton Rouge River Center

Experience the city's most exciting entertainment, sports and cultural events at the Baton Rouge River Center. Located just steps way, the Center presents live shows, blockbuster concerts, theatrical performances, ballet, festivals and family shows designed to turn up the heat during a night on the town. Global musical acts take center stage in the 12,000-seat arena, while heart-pounding sporting events keep your pulse racing. Enjoy more intimate musical performances and symphony orchestras n the 2,000 seat Performing Arts Theater.  Showcasing over 500 productions, concerts and events a year, the Baton Rouge is the hub of the Louisiana's cultural experience. 


Prices -

 Entrance to the main building is usually free, except during special events. Prices vary for individual venues, concerts and events variy. 

Hours -

 Opening hours vary by venue and event. The Baton Rouge River Center main building is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with extended hours during special events.


  • Baton Rouge Ballet
  • Disney On Ice
  • Dinner & A Show
  • The Bayou Blues Festival
  • WWE Wrestling


  • Expos
  • Comedy Shows
  • Live Theater Performances
  • Magic Shows
  • Symphony Performances
  • Other Live Events


  • What restaurants are close to River Center?

    Capital City Grille and Stroubles offer fine dining within walking distance of the Baton Rouge River Center. Enjoy locally-inspired fare for lunch or dinner at Capital City Grille, while Stroubles offers elevated Southern cuisine in an upscale ambiance. A few blocks further at the new Watermark Hotel, you'll find The Gregory, a new American Tavern with creative local cuisine artfully made in the open show kitchen.
  • Are the venues special needs accessible?

    The Baton Rouge River Center is proud to offer full accessibility to all venues to special needs guests. However, seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests with special needs are encouraged to contact the venue as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. Guests are encouraged to purchase special needs tickets directly from the venue's box office.

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Distance from attraction: 0.4 miles
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