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Enjoy Vibrant Performances At The Shaw Center For The Arts

Experience the finest local, regional and national performing arts at the Shaw Center For The Arts in downtown Baton Rouge. Covering almost an entire city block within the borders of Lafayette Street, Convention Street, Third Boulevard and North Boulevard, The Shaw presents a diverse collection of performing and visual arts in its theaters, museums and art galleries. Enjoy extraordinary arts and cultural experiences at The Manship Theater, hosting the city's best concerts and events, and modern musicals and plays at the New Venture Theatre. Discover works by Louisiana artists and exceptional Chinese jade carvings at the LSU Museum of Art. The Shaw also offers exceptional restaurants, including the Capital City Grill.


Prices -

 Admission to the Shaw Center for the Arts is free. Ticket prices for events, exhibitions and performances vary.

Hours -

  Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


  • Creature Feature Summer Series
  • Community Theater Productions
  • Kids' Mini-Musical Camp


  • Concerts
  • LSU Museum of Art
  • Theater Performances
  • The Manship Theater
  • Art Galleries
  • Dining


  • Can I have my wedding at Shaw Center?

    Our sophisticated River Terrace offers glass-enclosed entrance room that opens up to a dramatic balcony and sculpture garden with spectacular views of the Mississippi River and downtown Baton Rouge. This is the perfect venue to host an intimate or lavish wedding to remember. To learn more about hosting your wedding events at Shaw Center, start by completing the Wedding Event Rental Application on the website.
  • What theater and art venues are part of The Shaw Center?

    The Shaw Center is the city's most spectacular destination for performing and visual arts, from concerts and plays in its theaters to local artists in its galleries. The Shaw Center for the Art is home to The Manship Theater, New Venture Theater, Hartley-Vey Theaters, Forward Arts, LSU Museum of Art and the LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery. Experience the city;s most exciting live theater, musicals, shows, concerts and art exhibiits in one  place.

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