Originally operated as a film theatre, The Varsity Theatre has been a staple in Baton Rouge since the 1930s.

The Varsity first opened its doors in 1937, filling a variety of roles in the film-theatre industry until it’s closure in 1988.  We reopened as Baton Rouge’s premiere live music venue in 1990.

The Varsity Theatre plays host to local artists and is a regular stop on nationally touring artists schedules.