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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.Download Parking & Area Guide
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.Directions
Exit at Convention St. and drive down Convention. Then turn left onto Lafayette Street
I-12 merges into I-10. Exit at Convention St. and drive down Convention to the Shaw Center.
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.
Douglas Manship Sr. Theatre Complex Holding, Inc (Manship Theatre) does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, gender, LGBTQIA status, disability, veteran status, or age in the administration of any of its employment, outreach, educational programs, events, and other programs.
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.
Elevators are located on the LEFT side of the Theatre, by the bar.
Please call us at (225) 344-0334 to reserve one of our transfer or wheelchair accessible seats.
Hearing assist devices
Manship Theatre can provide hearing assist devices for most of our events. Our devices can be used with a provided over-ear piece, or may be able to connect to the patron's hearing aid. Please contact us if you have questions about our Hearing assistance services.
Please call us at (225) 344-0334 in advance of a performance if you would like to request a Hearing Assist device.
Entrances to Manship Theatre on both Lafayette and Third Streets are wheelchair accessible. Handicapped seating is available on all three levels of Manship Theatre in the Ring Seating on the Left Side of the 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.
Elevators are located on the LEFT side of the 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.
Help keep our community healthy by abiding by the mask recommendations that have been put in place for your safety and ours.
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No, as long as the QR code is visible, we can scan your PDF on your phone.
House Managers will assist you with scanning your tickets.
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.
All patrons, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket upon entry of the Manship Theatre.
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.
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.Learn more about supporting manship theatre