So much more than a stage

The difference between an ordinary event and an extraordinary event? A venue that brings every element to life.

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Facility Guidelines

The Main Theatre

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The Gallery at Manship Theatre

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Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre

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Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre

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Parking in Prime Locations

If you park in the state garages, please note the reserved parking spaces do not expire after business hours, and towing is being enforced for improper parking in those spots.

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Find your way here

The theatre is located in Shaw Center for the Arts on 100 Lafayette Street in downtown Baton Rouge, across from the Old State Capital on North Boulevard and from the Hotel Indigo on Convention.



From I-10 north

Exit at Convention St. and drive down Convention. Then turn left onto Lafayette Street


From I-12 West

I-12 merges into I-10. Exit at Convention St. and drive down Convention to the Shaw Center.


From I-110 South

Exit at Laurel Street (Left exit), Turn left on Sixth Street and take a right on North Boulevard, where the theatre will be on your right.


Wheelchair Accessibility

Entrances to Manship Theatre on both Lafayette and Third Streets are wheelchair accessible. Handicapped seating is available on all three levels of Manship Theatre. Patrons can either view performances from the comfort of their wheelchair, or use one of several transfer seats, designed to easily assist the patron in and out of the theatre seat.

Please call us at (225) 344-0334 to reserve one of our transfer or wheelchair accessible seats.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What to Expect When Visiting Manship Theatre in 2021:
Masks are required in all spaces in the Shaw Center and Manship Theatre

We care deeply about the safety of our Manship Theatre employees and patrons. PLEASE STAY HOME if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, or shortness of breath) if you have health conditions, or if you are concerned about contracting COVID-19.

  • We are cleaning and sanitizing areas regularly with procedures recommended by the CDC
  • Shaw Center policy asks that employees and patrons wear face coverings and wash hands often while in the building
  • Print at home and mobile tickets will be available to minimize in person contact
  • Plexiglass barriers have been put in place at the ticket desk and bar for your safety and ours

Help keep our community healthy by abiding by the mask recommendations that have been put in place for your safety and ours.

We can't wait to see you!

I am no longer able to attend the show, can I get a refund?

The Manship Theatre does not issue full refunds except in cases of family emergencies. We do however offer refunds in the form of Manship Show credits that can be redeemed for any Manship show at a later date. For more information, please contact our ticket desk at 225-344-0334.

Does my infant/child need a ticket for the show?

All patrons, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket upon entry of the Manship Theatre.

Why are there fees on my ticket order?

Theatre M&E Fees: To ensure the quality of Manship Theatre and additional spaces, an additional $2.00 is charged per ticket towards maintenance of the facility.

Processing Fees*: Manship Theatre charges $1.00 order fee per order.

Mailing Fees* (optional): For an additional $1.00, patrons may choose to have ticket purchases mailed to their residence. However, if you purchase the tickets to be shipped through our Ticket Desk, the $1.00 mailing fee is waived.

Sales Tax: 0% sales tax is charged for non profit show tickets and a 9.25% for all for profit show tickets as required by Louisiana law.

Does not apply for Kids Club and Film Membership.

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Manship Theatre is a non-profit, charitable organization that works to make our community better by offering a variety of arts and performance experiences in Baton Rouge. We invite you to show your support for Baton Rouge’s premier non-profit venue by joining and supporting our efforts.

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