Venues

The College of Music & Dramatic Arts utilizes a variety of venues for all types of events, each providing an unique experience for students, visitors and patrons.

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Music & Dramatic Arts Building (MDA)

Directions/Map to the Music and Dramatic Arts Building
Dalrymple Drive
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

In September 2009, the Music & Dramatic Arts Building celebrated its grand reopening, following a 4.5 year, $22 million renovation that included not only restoration of classrooms and practice space, but performance venues such as the historic Claude L. Shaver Theatre and creation of a new black-box Studio Theatre. These improvements have allowed the CMDA to keep pace and even surpass other regional institutions in terms of facilities, programs offered, and involvement in the community.

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Shaver Theatre

The Claude L. Shaver Theatre is housed in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building. This facility hosts many LSU Theatre and LSU Opera performances, and seats up to 350 patrons.

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School of Music Recital Hall (SOM)

Directions/Map to the SOM Recital Hall
100 School of Music Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

The Recital Hall is located in the School of Music Building at the corner of Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Road. Events at the Recital Hall, which seats approximately 250 guests, are sometimes free and open to the public.

 

 

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Union Theater

Directions/Map to the LSU Union Theater
LSU Student Union
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

The Union Theater seats more than 1,200 guests. School of Music performances held in the Union Theater are usually ticketed events.

Reilly Theatre

Reilly Theater

Directions and Map to Reilly Theatre
Tower Drive
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Home to Swine Palace Productions, the Reilly Theatre opened in spring 2000 and is LSU’s newest performance facility. With its state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, this theater is truly a one-of-a-kind.

Studio Theatre (MDA)

Studio Theatre

Directions/Map to the Music & Dramatic Arts Building
Music and Dramatic Arts Building
Dalrymple Drive
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

The studio theatre is a space designed to be used in a variety of ways.  Currently, it is the primary venue for the LSU Theatre Lab season productions.