Shaw Center For The Arts

100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA
Capacity: 400 people

About Shaw Center For The Arts

The Shaw Center for the Arts is a gathering place for viewing art, listening to music, watching dancers and movies, seeing dramas, and for dining. The building covers an entire city block in downtown Baton Rouge and features a spellbinding view of the Mississippi River. Its showplaces are The Manship Theatre, LSU Museum of Art, Glassell Gallery, and the River Terrace, which can be rented for weddings and business events. The combined indoor and outdoor spaces can host up to 400 guests for a cocktail-style event or 300 for a seated dinner. The smaller indoor room is a perfect space to display buffet-style catering and specialty cakes, while the bar, seating and live music take place on the larger outdoor terrace. Don’t worry about rain or cold — white tents are included for inclement weather!

Event Pricing

Venue Only Event
Attendees: 1-400 | $3,500 /event
Pricing for all event types
Full Service Options
Attendees: 100 min | $11,000 - $15,000 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

3rd Floor Turner Gallery with the LSU Museum of Art
Capital City Grill
The Irene W. Pennington Rooftop Terrace And Sculpture Garden
The Manship Theatre
The Paula Garvey Manship Floor - Fifth Level
The River Terrace, 4th Floor
Venue Types
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 400