The Center for the Performing Arts

  • Address: 1 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032
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
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Palladium 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
  • Reception Capacity 1600
  • Space Notes In House Catering: No Off Premise Catering: Yes
  • Theatre Capacity 1600
  • Banquet Capacity 1600
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Theater Capacity: 1600
The Tarkington
  • Theater Capacity: 500
The Studio Theater
  • Theater Capacity: 200
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