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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
We’re not what you remember! Conner Prairie Interactive History Park still offers the opportunity to step into the 1800s but now we’re offering more exciting, hands-on, interactive activities than ever before. Soar to new heights on our tethered passenger helium balloon in 1859 Balloon Voyage. Electrify your mind in Create.Connect, an indoor interactive area where history and science intersect through wind power, electricity and energy.
Conner Prairie continues to invited families of today to engage, explore and discover what it was like to live and play in Indiana’s past. We bring history to life by recreating settings and time periods and by engaging visitors through first-person costumed interpreters and hands-on experiences. We have several themed historical areas on 200 beautiful, wooded acres, including, 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, Lenape Indian Camp and a 19th-century village called 1836 Prairetown. We also offer tours of the 1823 William Conner Homestead – the first brick home in Hamilton County, built by a prominent trader and community leader. Guests can also mingle with our rare and historic farm breeds in our Animal Encounters Barn and explore the outdoors in our Nature Walk. Every visit is a unique adventure that provides an authentic look into the history that shapes us today. Our goal is to educate families through fun and interactive experiences that expose them to history, nature, science and the arts.
Eclecticpond Theatre Company
ETC creates imaginative and accessible theatre experiences with the power to engage and transform the lives of communities and young people.
EclecticPond Theatre Company
We aim to become one of the leading companies producing inventive and exciting adaptations of Shakespeare and other playwrights, enabling the works to become relevant and appealing to a new generation of audiences. Through these adaptations, both modern and classical, and a program of new writing, we aim to invigorate personal interest in theatre for young and old alike.
Whilst retaining our ‘nomadic’ touring company ethos, we aim to create a permanent base for the company that serves not only as a versatile performance space, but also as a focus for community participation, involvement and education.
The organization provides for the exchange of ideas, education, presentation of awards, and communication between groups and individuals interested in offering or furthering community theatrical productions.
Epilogue Players, Inc.
This organization’s objectives are to give senior citizens an artistic and creative outlet, and to provide quality theater for the community.
Fat Turtle Theatre Company
Fat Turtle Theatre Company was founded to bring a new style of theatre to Indianapolis. A nomadic tribe that loves to play around with the concept of theatre. Focusing on entertainment and understanding for actors, patrons, and the community. Theatre was created as a way to bring the masses together. That is what the Turtle is all about. Reinvigorating classics, Inviting new works, and doing a little bit of something for everyone to make you laugh and wonder at the joy of it all.
Footlite Musicals is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1955. We offer the best of Broadway presenting seven musical productions each year. A new show is on stage about every six weeks beginning in July.
Come early and enjoy our beautiful two-manual, eleven-rank Page Theatre pipe organ, one of only a few left in the United States.
Footlite is conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis at the corner of 19th and Alabama streets in the center of the historic Herron-Morton Place neighborhood. Herron-Morton Place is an historical district in Downtown Indianapolis, dedicated to restoration and renewal. The boundaries of the neighborhood are East 16th Street on the south, East 22nd Street on the north, the alley west of North Pennsylvania on the west, and the alley east of Central Avenue on the east.
Footlite’s mission is to produce musicals and other dramatic offerings and to provide for education and training of persons in the theatre through hands-on experience and classes in the various stages of dramatic and musical theatre.
Footlite needs help of all sorts, and anyone is welcome. The varied activities call for volunteers with interests in sewing, box office, painting and set construction in addition to orchestral and performing talents. We seek your experience, your advice, your participation and your support. Call the box office (317) 926-6630 to be a part of it all.
Franklin Performing Arts Center
The Franklin Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Franklin Community High School is a state-of-the-art, 918 seat, professional, educational, and multi-purpose performance venue. The Franklin Performing Arts Center is located on the south side of Indianapolis in Franklin, Indiana. The Franklin Performing Arts Center hosts a myriad of events including concerts, musicals, plays, community events, dance recitals and competitions, as well as a number of school assemblies, and much more. In addition to the 918 seat theater, the Franklin Performing Arts Center is equipped with a dance rehearsal room, hair and makeup room, scene shop, band and choral rehearsal rooms.
The Franklin Performing Arts Center is available to rent for events small and large. Our state-of-the-art venue and professional service make us one of south Indianapolis’s most popular performance venues.
Garfield Shakespeare Company
The Garfield Shakespeare Company, housed at Garfield Park on the south side of Indianapolis, has been presenting classical theater for over 10 years free of charge to the general public. We typically perform two shows per season – our spring show (mid-late March) takes place in the Main Gallery on the third floor of the Garfield Park Arts Center. Our fall show (late August/Labor Day Weekend) performs outdoors in the beautiful MacAllister Amphitheater.
Garfield Shakespeare Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by donations from the community.
H. J. Ricks Centre for the Arts
The H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts is a recently renovated and restored 1946 ArtDeco/Art Moderne style movie house that is now the focal point for live artistic performances in Greenfield, IN.
Whether it’s for theatrical productions, concerts or any of the other myriad variety of events it hosts, the Ricks Centre is small enough to provide an intimate ambiance yet large enough for commercial promotions and activities. It is fully handicapped accessible with newly renovated restrooms and an elevator to its second floor offices and art gallery.
The Ricks Centre is located in the center of Greenfield’s downtown National Register Historic District and is a keystone to the area’s rapidly growing Arts and Cultural district. Located just 25 miles east of Indianapolis in Hancock County, the 386-seat facility features professional lighting and sound capabilities for live productions as well as a cinema quality audio-visual system for multi-media and cinematic presentations.
Hendricks Civic Theatre
Hendricks Civic Theatre (HCT) provides family-oriented live theatrical productions for the residents of Hendricks County and the surrounding areas. A special emphasis is placed in allowing people of all ages their first opportunity to participate.
Indiana Fine Arts Academy
The Indiana Fine Arts Academy offers excellent fine arts instruction to the entire community. The purpose of the academy is to provide an affordable, wholesome environment where students can develop their skills, increase their knowledge in the fine arts, and apply them through personal expression, recitals, and opportunities to perform both in outreach to the community.
Instructional opportunities for all ages are provided through ongoing private lessons as well as scheduled classes in disciplines including strings, brass and woodwinds, keyboard, voice, visual arts and drama.
Indiana Performing Arts Centre
The mission of Indiana Performing Arts Theatre is to produce professional theatre that promotes and celebrates the African-American experience, attracts diverse audiences, supports and develops African-American artists, and builds the self-esteem of African-American youth and showcase talent.
Our vision is to offer professional theatrical musicals and plays to African Americans in the city of Indianapolis
Indiana Repertory Theatre
The IRT is Indiana’s leading professional resident not-for-profit theatre, providing 124,700 live professional theatre experiences for its audience last season. These experiences included 42,000 students and teachers from more than two thirds of Indiana’s 92 counties, making the IRT one of the most youth-serving professional theatres in the country.. A staff of more than 100 seasonal and year-round employees creates ten productions exclusively for Indiana audiences. Actors, directors and designers are members of professional stage unions.
The IRT’s history has been enacted in two historic downtown theatres. The Athenaeum Turners Building housed the company’s first eight seasons. Since 1980 the IRT has occupied the 1927 Indiana Theatre, which was renovated to contain three performance spaces (Mainstage, Upperstage and Cabaret) and work spaces, reviving this historic downtown entertainment site. The company has recently renovated the Upperstage, the Cabaret, the Grand Lobby, and the OneAmerica Stage, completing a five-year project to upgrade the IRT’s audience support services as well as its theatrical production equipment. In 2009, the IRT completed renovations of its lobby and lower floor through its StreetFront Project, supported by Lilly Endowment.
To keep ticket prices and services affordable for the entire community, the IRT operates as a not-for-profit organization, deriving more than one third of its operating income from contributions. The theatre is generously supported by foundations, corporations, and individuals, an investment which recognizes the IRT’s mission-based commitment to serving Central Indiana with top-quality theatrical fare.
Indiana’s professional regional opera company produces performances of the highest quality with ensemble casting and renowned singers accompanied by a full orchestra. It creates opportunities for diverse populations to experience opera through mainstage productions, performances by the Young Artists Ensemble, and in-school residencies with Music! Words! Opera! Performances are in the original language with English subtitles and held at Clowes Memorial Hall.
Indianapolis Shakespeare Company
Indianapolis Shakespeare Company is in its 12th year of producing high quality, fully professional Shakespeare in the Park productions. Indy Shakes is proud to offer our mainstage performances to the Indianapolis community for FREE!
We serve local theatre artists. One of our motivating factors is to prevent “creative brain drain”. We offer local theatre artists of all levels artistically satisfying, paid jobs during a time of year when many of the local arts organizations are not producing.
Our Company is comprised of actors, and technical and production professionals. Our team effort that makes creating the productions so satisfying for team members—and ultimately for the audiences.
Indy Indie Artist Colony & Gallery
Artist live/work spaces in Downtown Indianapolis, featuring a lively Art Gallery featuring resident artwork, rotating exhibits, theme-based shows, and IDADA First Friday events. It has 72 artist live/work spaces, a thriving art gallery, and many unique features. Most importantly, it’s a great (and inexpensive) place to live with like-minded people. The community is reserved for active artists.
Resident artists are encouraged to participate in the Art Gallery that has hundreds of visitors every month.
Indy Magic Monthly
"If you like great close-up magic, check out some of these shows. They are produced on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Theatre On The Square (TOTS) on Mass Ave. Taylor Martin is very possible solely responsible for keeping Magic alive in the city of Indianapolis. He brings in some excellent magicians for each show and is an amazing host/performer. Indy Magic Monthly is a great way to relax and enjoy superb entertainment. Heck, you just might get to come on stage and be part of the show. Okay, in case you didn’t get it, I am a big fan. You should be too.
We are the Emmy® nominated INDYPROV. Indy’s only independent improvisational comedy troupe. We perform at Talbott Street Nightclub, Second Story Playhouse, Spotlight Players and White Rabbit Cabaret.
Indy Prov began as a series of workshops conducted by David Brunoehler in October, 2003 at Crackers Comedy Club in Downtown Indianapolis, IN. David, an Indianapolis native, was a founding member of the troupe Interplay and had co-founded the National Improv Theatre in New York City. David performed for Paul Newman and Ron Howard.
IndyFringe is a place, an event, an environment, an attitude, a movement, an incubator for new talent and a magnet for imaginative, thoughtful, hopeful and transformational people. Located in the Mass Ave Cultural District, we are an annual Theatre Festival and a year round theatre for emerging artists and new work.
Intimate Opera of Indianapolis
The goal of Intimate Opera is to present underperformed staged music and local talent to the Indianapolis area. With a focus on small spaces and limited audience size, Intimate Opera connects with the community by presenting personal and unusual performances.
The company is a dedicated supporter of local musicians and promotes the works of local composers and artists.
The JCC Indianapolis, guided by Jewish values and traditions, provides inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building. The facility houses an art gallery with more than 6 exhibitions each year, an auditorium for performing arts and films, and a dance studio for dance classes. They host the Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts, a three-week festival each fall featuring local and national authors, performances and films.
More than 100 years old, JCC Indianapolis is located at Arthur M. Glick JCC, 6701 Hoover Road and is a beneficiary agency of the United Way of Central Indiana and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and an affiliate member of the JCC Association of North America.
KaidyDid Theatre Productions
KaidyDid Productions is an urban based, all female theatrical production company.
Established in 2011, KaidyDid Productions has dedicated its mission to bring you Original… “True to Life Entertainment” for the entire family to enjoy.
KaidyDid Productions is aligned to leverage inspirational performances through the Arts. We believe our gift to spread the good news by way of theatrical productions is the calling placed upon our company. We are restoring ‘Excellence’ back to the theater community. Not only are we a Stage Production Company, we script our own Screenplays; Produce our own Media, Actresses, Soloist, and Writers for Hire.
Our productions are geared to entertain all individuals and bring enjoyment to the entire body by way of theatrical entertainment.
We are advocates to express Liberty, Healing, and Redemption through our Stage Productions.
Our Vast Resume in theater includes over 25 years of experience in Broadway (Musical Theatre), Drama (Tragedy), Comedy & Gospel Theatrical Performances. Our platform and exposure in the entertainment genre include performances with National Artist on National Stages all over the country. This is our proven guarantee you will be uplifted when you attend a KaidyDid Production.
Khaos Company Theatre
Khaos Company Theatre LLC is a new professional regional theatre in the Indianapolis area aimed at providing professional experience to emerging artists. We exist to help emerging artists gain valuable experience as they strive to work permanently in the theatre and entertainment industries.
League of Indianapolis Theatres
The League of Indianapolis Theatres is dedicated to raising awareness of the quality and diversity of live theatre in Indianapolis by creating an open forum for collaboration among Indianapolis’ professionally managed theatres.
Madame Walker Theatre Center
The Madame Walker Theatre Center operates with a mission to preserve and perpetuate the legacies of its namesake, Madam C.J. Walker. These legacies include arts & culture, entrepreneurship, economic development and philanthropy. The Center is dedicated to nurturing and celebrating the arts from an African American perspective and provides a forum for arts and cultural programming directed toward cross-cultural appreciation.
Merry MAC Players
The Merry MAC Players, located at the Depot Theatre in Martinsville, Indiana are a community theatre whose goal is to provide quality entertainment, opportunity, education, and enrichment. As part of the non-profit Martinsville Arts Council, we depend on the resources and talents of our local community and hope you join us as we celebrate, promote, and perform the dramatic arts.
Mud Creek Players
Organized in 1950, the Mud Creek Players is one of the oldest, continuously running community theaters in central Indiana.
Fun to do family friendly murder mysteries in Indianapolis that have no nudity or swearing and the murder is a comedy so we don’t gross you out or give the kids nightmares.
Two very funny performers play the main characters in the story while volunteers play the minor characters, which usually includes the murderer and their victim.
Just sit back and enjoy the show or be in the show, your choice.
Dinner is served a course at a time between the acts. Enjoy a great dinner from one of Indianapolis’s finest restaurant The Library Restaurant & Pub. We occupy the banquet room for the fun of a murder mystery while downstairs the regular diners just have dinner without the fun.
For those wanting to be a detective you can make your guess at the end of the third act. We will discover who the killer is in Act 4.
After the show, we present a prize to the person whom best guessed who “dunnit.” The second prize, the most coveted prize in Indianapolis, is the Hammy award which is presented to the best audience character in the show.
Each performance is unique because the audience is directly and deeply involved.
The magic lies in the interaction and unbridled creativity which occur in a room full of people who began the evening as strangers, but go home as friends.
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