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Shaw Center for the Arts

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Address: 100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1201
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+1 225-346-5001
09:00 - 23:00
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Nice venue for Baton Rouge

The Shaw Center is a great multipurpose facility in downtown Baton Rouge and close to the Mississippi River, nice theater.

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Ron H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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650 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Shaw Center is a great multipurpose facility in downtown Baton Rouge and close to the Mississippi River, nice theater.

Thank Ron H
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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718 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Shaw Center is a spectacular venue right in the heart of Baton Rouge. Whether you're going to a performance at the Manship, checking out art at the LSU Museum of Art, or enjoying sushi at Tsunami, this is the place to go. You could happily spend an entire afternoon and evening without ever leaving the building but have a... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We attended an evening wedding on the fourth floor terrace, and it was stunning. It has breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and BR downtown area. Such a fun night!

Thank Meg250
Baton Rouge, LA
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378 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were here to view the "Aladdin, Jr" Manship Theater kid's summer camp production. The theater is beautiful. Comfortable seats, all seats have a good view of the stage. The lobby is very comfortable and it could use a few more seats. Good bar there as well. It's a gorgeous building and if you're not lucky enough to find parking... More 

Thank nola1961
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

The Shaw Center for the Arts has been a huge catalysts for the rejuvenation of downtown Baton Rouge. The center boast great restaurants including Tsunami, a rooftop sushi restaurant, taking advantage of breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The center also boast the LSU Museum of Art and the Manship Theatre which bring in class acts of all forms to... More 

Thank GeauxDowntownBR L
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96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I visited the Shaw Centre to see an exhibition of Haitian Art (open until March 2016). The staff were helpful on arrival and I rode the elevator to the gallery space. The staff on the desk were helpful and informative. The exhibition was displayed well within the space, there were seats and sofas in each room. I would recommend a... More 

Thank L_Fenton
Santa Barbara, California
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235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Shaw Center is a wonderful place for various theatrical, musical and performance events. Located downtown and close to the Mississippi River. If you go to the roof you can go outside and view the traffic steaming upstream or gliding downstream. Worth a visit.

Thank EDD1967_83
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The Shaw Center is fun for children on a hot day because of the neat fountain at the entrance. The plaque says it was a gift to the citizens by a local family. How wonderful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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664 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Seems like the Shaw Center is fun for kids even if they don't go inside. The reason is the kid friendly fountain at the entrance that is a perfect warm weather treat for frolic. A gift to the city from the Robert F and Ruth S Nichols Foundation, this interactive water feature refreshes even the oldest "kids on the block".

Thank SaintVitas
Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Nice ambiance..lovely location facing the Mississippi river. I attended a family wedding on the second floor, and it was simply beautiful and elegant. The gallery was magnificent and the staff courteous and helpful. Parking was limited, but parking lot not far away.

Thank Emanuel B

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