Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
The versatility provided by a full fly tower, automated orchestra pit, and full complement of support spaces helps the intimate Manship Theatre accommodate the wide range of performers who pour though the Shaw Center each week. We designed the room with two balconies, side boxes, and no seat farther than 36 feet from the stage. The theatre’s intimacy makes it the perfect venue to take in electric or acoustic music, drama, musicals, film, spoken word, and more. The venue features state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems, adjustable acoustic ceiling panels, and two forestage catwalks. The six-story, 125,000 square foot center—a mix of new construction and adaptive reuse—is also home to two smaller versatile venues—a 150-seat studio theatre and a flexible 125-seat multipurpose space—which host meetings, emerging local artists, banquets, parties, lectures, cinema and more.
Schwartz/Silver Architects | Eskew+Dumez+RippleAcoustician
Local and regional arts groups
250, 325Construction type
New constructionTheatre type
Arts center, Community
Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specificationCompletion