The Center for the Performing Arts

1 Center Green
Carmel, IN 46032

317-843-3800

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences.

Who We Are

The Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization responsible for the operation and programming of a multidisciplinary performing arts campus in Carmel, Indiana. The facilities include the Palladium, a state-of-the-art 1,600-seat concert hall; the Tarkington, a 500-seat proscenium theater; and the Studio Theater, a versatile black box with a seated capacity of 200. The Center presents scores of events each year 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 is permanently affiliated and collaborates extensively with the Great American Songbook Foundation, a distinct nonprofit organization that has offices and an exhibit gallery in the Palladium. Founded by the Center’s artistic director, performer and preservationist Michael Feinstein, the Foundation works to advance the legacy of timeless music from the worlds of jazz, pop, Broadway, and Hollywood.

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