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Shaw Center for the Arts

  • 100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801
  • (225) 346-5001

Baton Rouge's Premier Center for the
Performing Arts | Museums |Galleries | Concerts | Theatre | Film
+ Sweeping Views of the Mississippi River, Downtown and Historical Landmarks

The Shaw Center for the Arts is a 125,000 square foot (12,000 m²) performing art venue, fine arts museum, and education center located at 100 Lafayette Street in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Shaw Center for the Arts has won several awards for design and architectural excellence.

Meeting Spaces

The Shaw Center for the Arts is home to more than 13 meeting and event spaces, among them the public Lafayette Plaza located outdoors on the first level, which is available for nonexclusive use.

  • Manship Theatre, 325
  • Gallery at Manship, 225
  • Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, 200
  • Bert and Sue Turner Gallery, 150
  • Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre, 125
  • LSU School of Art Alfred Glassell Jr. Gallery, 50
  • Josef Sternberg Conference Room, 30
  • Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Board Room, 40
  • The River Terrace at Shaw Center of the Arts, 400
  • Irene Pennington Rooftop Terrace and Sculpture Garden at Tsunami, 300
  • Jones-Walker Foyer and Bar
  • The Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza

    The LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts features:

    Other spaces with their capacities are in the LSU Museum of Art, 400

    Dining and Entertainment- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Happy Hour

    • Capitol City Grill
    • Stroube's - Seafood | Steaks
    • Tsunami - Sushi | Sake | Steaks
    • PJ's Coffee on Lafayette Street

    **Please note that businesses located within the building facility have varying hours of operation.



    Parking is available in the parking garage at the corner of Third and Convention Streets, along the streets surrounding the building or in nearby surface lots. Surface lots are also available throughout the downtown area.

    Please reference the Downtown Development District's parking guide for more information.