The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences.
The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy, family entertainment and other genres.
The Center also provides educational and experiential programming for people of all ages. The campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes a 1,600-seat concert hall, the Palladium; a 500-seat proscenium theater, the Tarkington; and the black-box Studio Theater. These venues and other spaces are available for rental performances, corporate events and family and social gatherings.
The Center provides space and support services for six resident companies: Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Civic Theatre, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Indiana Wind Symphony.
The Palladium is home to the Great American Songbook Foundation and its Songbook Archives and Exhibit Gallery, celebrating the timeless musical standards of pop, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood. Event schedules and more information are available at TheCenterPresents.org.
As of Sept. 20, masks are required for anyone ages 3 or older who is attending events, visiting or working on the Center's campus. This requirement applies to patrons, staff, vendors and volunteers. As of Oct. 4, all patrons and other visitors ages 12 or older must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination when entering any indoor space on campus, including the Palladium, the Tarkington and the Studio Theater. As an alternative - and a requirement for patrons ages 5-11, who are not currently eligible for vaccination - patrons may present physical or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the event.
DescriptionPalladium concert hall accommodates up to 1,600; Tarkington Theater accommodates up to 500; Studio Theater accommodates up to 200. There are additional rental spaces available: 2 - 1,700 sq. ft. multi-purpose rooms that can each accommodate up to 170 people.
Total Sq. Ft.13530
Space NotesIn House Catering: No
Off Premise Catering: Yes