About the Theatre – Independence Park Theatre

Admission and Late Arrivals

Seating policies are at the discretion of each presenting organization. Holdouts may be only a few minutes until there is a break in the action. However, the presenting organization may ask that patrons be held out until intermission. If you must leave once inside the theater, you may not be allowed to re-enter until intermission. Please retain your ticket stub in case you are asked to show it when re-entering the theater.

Appropriate Dress

Very few events held at the IPT are formal. The level of dress is generally casual to business casual. Your comfort is our uppermost concern. Some patrons enjoy dressing up. Others are most comfortable in jeans. Rest assured, you will see a little of everything. This may vary at the presenter’s discretion.

Babies and Children

Presenting organizations may ask that no children be admitted due to adult program content. Some presenters will allow very young children or babies to sit on the lap of an adult at no charge. For most events, every person who enters the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Please check with the presenting organization or the IPT ticket office if you are unsure about an event in that regard. Some presenters may offer a reduced ticket price for students and children. Changing tables are available in the IPT restrooms.

Bad Weather

The cancellation of performances, and refunds or exchanges due to bad weather, is decided upon by the presenting organization. IPT will post cancellation notifications on its website and send you an e-mail broadcasts with cancellation information if you have purchased your ticket through the IPT box office. IPT will also provide recorded updates on its administrative office number, (225) 216-0660.

Cell Phones/Tablets

Please silence all cell phones, tablets and message systems before entering the theater. Please note that the opening and closing of cell phones/tablets and sending messages may disturb patrons and performers.


Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, water and a variety of snacks are available for purchase in the IPT lobby. Any drink item sold by IPT is allowed in the theater. Our theater have excellent acoustics but please be mindful of noise and unwrap snacks before a performance starts or during intermission as our theater has excellent acoustics.

Gallery Information

Independace Park Theatre hosts the wonderful artwork of local artists displayed through our partnership with the Art Guild of Louisiana. The IPT and AGL Art Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and during Independence Park Theatre events. These hours may vary depending on events scheduled at our facility. Any art that is being sold in the gallery can be purchased by contactinf an IPT staff member.

Lost and Found

Should you misplace anything while at IPT, please check with an usher or House Attendant. If your item cannot be located before you leave the premises, or if you don’t notice something is missing until later, you may call IPT at (225) 216-0660. Items found in the theater are kept in our administrative office for a limited time (30 days).

Photos and Recording Devices

Taking photos (with or without flash) and videos, or recording an event in any manner, is prohibited. The taking of flash photographs may be dangerous for the performers. Recorders, cameras and cell phones with built-in cameras and other recording devices may be confiscated until the end of the performance, and captured material may be deleted.


Program information specific to the event being attended is provided by the presenting organizations. The organization presenting the event may choose not to supply program information.

Smoking and Other Considerations

Smoking is not permitted in IPT. Also, please be aware that many people are allergic to cologne and perfume. The IPT is a “no carry” facility.

Hotel and Other Visitor Information

If you are visiting Baton Rouge and would like recommendations on hotels near our facility, please check out: Visit Baton Rouge or call 1-800-LAROUGE.


Alvin “Xen” Temple
Recreation Manager


Jeffrey Holliday
Facility Supervisor


For general information and services:
Please contact of Information Desk at (225)216-0660 or email Theatre@brec.org
Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am until 5:00pm.