The Center for the Performing Arts

1 Carter Green
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 843-3800
$$ - 65 reviews
  • Overview

    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.

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  • Amenities

    Accessible Amenities
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  • Facilities

    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
    Palladium
    • Theater Capacity: 1600
    The Tarkington
    • Theater Capacity: 500
    The Studio Theater
    • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Events

    Center Presents: Ray Chen

    Dates: 04/12 - 04/12/2024

    Eden Sher: I Was On a Sitcom

    Dates: 04/12 - 04/13/2024

    Center Presents: World Voice Day

    Dates: 04/16 - 04/16/2024

    Center Presents: Gregorian: Pure Chants

    Dates: 04/18 - 04/18/2024

    Center Presents: Prism Project Camp

    Dates: 05/29 - 05/29/2024

    New Works: Premiere Performances

    Dates: 06/01 - 06/01/2024