Opening of Baton Rouge River Center Theater for Performing Arts delayed until next year

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Hurricane Ida is still affecting Baton Rouge 43 days after it came ashore in Louisiana.

The recent storm is causing construction delays for the Baton Rouge River Center Theater for Performing Arts.

That means the theater is not going to open until sometime in 2022 and 2021 events have either been rescheduled, postponed or canceled.

The affected events are listed below:

  • An Evening with C.S. Lewis, originally scheduled for October 15, 2021, has been rescheduled to April 2, 2022.

Tickets will be honored for the new date and refund requests should be directed to the original point of purchase.

  • STOMP, originally scheduled for November 30, 2021, has been rescheduled to April 18, 2022.

Tickets will be honored for the new date. Season subscribers can reach out to
subscriptions@asmbatonrouge.com with any issues and concerns.

  • Elf on the Shelf scheduled to take place on December 8, 2021, has been cancelled.

If you previously purchased tickets for this event, they will be refunded automatically in 7 – 10 days.

  • The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou scheduled to take place December 18-19, 2021, has been
  • moved from the theater to the ballroom.

If you previously purchased tickets for this event, you will be giving comparable seats. Please call (225) 389-7108 with any issues and concerns.

Les Crooks, Regional General Manager for ASM Global, states, “While it is unfortunate that this highly
anticipated re-opening of the Theater for Performing Arts has been pushed back, the support from the
City of Baton Rouge, our artist companies and patrons has been steadfast to get it right. The theater will
be a major addition to the Baton Rouge entertainment scene, and we look forward to welcoming patrons
back to the venue in 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience
during this time. Please stay tuned to raisingcanesrivercenter.com and our social media platforms for
updates.”

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