Shaw Center for the Arts

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Inside the Shaw Center

Welcome to Shaw Center for the Arts. Opened in 2005 and covering a full city block in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, the multi-use museum, theatre and arts complex incorporates historic architecture and modern design, creating a fantastic structure overlooking the Mississippi River.

As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, the mission of Shaw Center for the Arts is to offer opportunities for artists, organizations, students, scholars, visitors and the community to form an experience of vibrant and diverse visual and performing arts for the purposes of education, entertainment, interpretation and discovery.

If your non-profit organization is interested in leasing office space at Shaw Center for the Arts, please contact Priscilla Simpson 225-389-7171.

Performing Arts

  • Manship Theatre
  • Hartley/Vey Theatres

Visual Arts

  • LSU Museum of Art
  • LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery


  • Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX)
  • New Schools for Baton Rouge
  • George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts
  • Louisiana A+ Schools

Weddings With A View to Remember

The Manship Theatre: Upcoming Events

LSU Museum of Art: Upcoming Events