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Address: 100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone Number: 225 346 5001
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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One of Downtown Baton Rouge's Nicest..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Emanuel B
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

This was a beautifully organized art center that had a lovely gallery showing on one of the upper level floors. The selection of artwork had a nice variety of old world style portraits and more modern eclectic pieces that displayed the cultures of the bayou and Louisiana. There was a place facing the river where you could look out and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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331 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

In front of the Shaw Center is the Robert F. and Ruth S. Nichols Fountain given to the citizens of Baton Rouge by their family in their memory. It is a child and family friendly water feature that creates unexpected and spontaneous excitement with playfully pulsating pleasure.

Thank SaintVitas
Baker, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My family and I use to come here often very nice... Took several picture by the water and enjoyed the music along with the downtown experience... water isbmt therapy

1 Thank LaCray F
Vicksburg MS
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232 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I drove down to Baton Rouge Saturday for the Hayes Carll concert at Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts. It is a beautiful contemporary building with first-class restaurants on the grounds, and fun, funky downtown street life right out the back door. But most importantly, it is the absolutely ideal setting for a concert. The... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Shaw Center produces quality hometown performances. The productions are second to none. I recently attended two such productions and I was thoroughly pleased with the atmosphere and the quality of work demonstrated by the performers.

Thank MonaJ-BR
Baton Rouge, LA
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265 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You'd think this building would belong in downtown Manhattan. But it's right here in downtown Baton Rouge. We enjoy the Manship theater. Not a bad seat in the house.

1 Thank nola1961
B.R. , LA
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, so much to see. Very nice venue for events but parking is an issue. The outside area is very nice in fall or early spring otherwise very uncomfortable

1 Thank luvbookworm1
Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We came to the Shaw Center for a wedding. What a beautiful venue with a view of the Mississippi River. We got a little lost trying to find our way around inside, but the staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Ardith A
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Lots of different artistic styles housed in an interesting building with great views across the Mississippi River. Great to see a place like this specialising in the arts right in the middle of downtown.

Thank DougShaw1

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