Venues & Facilities

The College of Music & Dramatic Arts is proud to host a diversity of talent and events that simply can’t fit under one roof! We have a variety of venues for all types of events, each providing its own unique experience for students, visitors and patrons.

Music and Dramatic Arts Building

Music and 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 Theatre & 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.

Shaver Theatre (MDA)

Shaver Theatre

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

The Shaver Theatre is housed in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building, which is located across from the School of Music Building on Dalrymple Drive. This facility plays host to many of the LSU Theatre performances and seats 350 people. LSU Opera, the LSU School of Music Jazz Ensemble and community groups such as New Venture Theatre and Christian Youth Theatre also perform here.

 

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 (located in MDA)

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.

 
 

For more information, contact the LSU Theatre Main Office, 225-578-4174