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Hartley/Vey Theatres

Hartley/Vey Theatres fills a unique niche, serving as Baton Rouge's own "cultural laboratory." We're a haven for emerging artists and art forms. A gathering place for true artistic expression, be it music, dance, theatre, spoken word, or visual and digital arts. A truly versatile space, HVT is designed to accommodate an amazingly diverse range of artistic media and experiences.

We've played host to performers across the musical spectrum, from national acts such as Jason Isbell & 400 Unit, The Baseball Project, Fishbone, Two Cow Garage, Black Joe Lewis, David Mayfield Parade, David St. Romain, Robery Ellis, Jonny Corndawg, and Glossary; to up-and-coming local acts like Royal Teeth and Twin Killers.

HVT regularly hosts a variety of local events and performing arts groups including Playmakers children's productions, Baton Rouge Music Studios, WYNK Songwriter series, Cangelosi Dance Project, PAE Conference, stand-up comedy shows, The OLOL Halloween Ball, and Jazz Listening Room with the Arts Council, along with numerous local conferences and meetings.

In addition to the theatre and performing space, HVT features a studio devoted to children and parents. The studio space can be used for everything from dance recitals to acting classes to summer camps.