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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.

The Shaw Center for the Arts features:

The Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center of the Arts

  • The Manship Main Theater
  • Th Gallery at Manship Theatre
  • Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre
  • The Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre
  • The Jones Walker Foyer
  • The Josef Sternberg Conference Room

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

Visit Baton Rouge’s only dedicated art museum today featuring local, regional, and international exhibitions alongside our permanent collections.

  • The LSU Museum of Art Store at the Shaw Center

For you shopping experience, the LSU Museum Store has extraordinarily beautiful and unique gifts

  • The Glassel Gallery at the Shaw Center for the Arts

The Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery and the LSU School of Art’s ultra-contemporary exhibition space that brings artwork of the highest caliber to Baton Rouge. Exhibitions at Glassell Gallery challenge viewers to look seriously at works that raise questions and evoke responses.

  • The River Terrace of the Shaw Center

Sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Downtown Baton Rouge and Historical Landmarks. A Perfect setting of indoor and outdoor combined spaces for Corporate Events, Wedding, Engagement, Fundraiser or any Special Celebrations.

  • The Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza

Enjoy the weather, stroll around and watch the Dancing Water Fountains delight all ages. Across the street at 131 Lafayette Street is the Lafayette Park with the Baton Rouge Water Works Standpipe ~ A National Register of Historical Places

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.