The Center for the Performing Arts

The Center for the Performing Arts campus at Carmel’s City Center comprises three venues: an elegant 1,600-seat concert hall, the Palladium; a 500-seat proscenium theater, the Tarkington; and a flexible black-box space, the Studio Theater. 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 and other genres. The nonprofit Center’s mission is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences.

The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and 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 Center also provides a broad range of music classes, family-friendly events and other educational and experiential programming for people of all ages. More information is available at