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Venues and Facilities

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

The Music & Dramatic Arts Building (MDA)


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

In September 2009, the college’s 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 Claude L. Shaver Theatre and creation of a new Studio Theatre. The college has undergone some changes and renovations in recent years. These improvements have allowed CMDA to keep pace and even surpass other regional institutions in terms of facilities, programs offered and involvement in the community. “The restorations have given both LSU and Baton Rouge one of the finest performance and training facilities not only in the region, but in the country:” quoted from CMDA Dean Laurence Kaptain.

Shaver Theatre (located in MDA)

Directions/Map to the Music & Dramatic Arts Building
Music and Dramatic Arts Building
Dalrymple Drive
Lousiana 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 also performs here.

Studio Theatre (located in MDA)

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

The studio theatre is a space designed to be used … 

Reilly Theatre


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Directions/Map to the 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.

Using a theater-in-the-round design, the Reilly Theater seats 500.

For more information, contact Swine Palace Productions Box Office at 225-578-3527