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NoExit’s mission is to create new ideas and to inspire the unused imagination. The group strives for cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and experimental performances that challenge, provoke, and enlighten the thoughts of others. Its goal is to build a theatre that promotes an imagination without boundaries: one without any one exit.
Oaklandon Civic Theatre
Oaklandon Civic Theatre offers a haven for artists to create via a variety of expression. We offer works of local playwrights, as well as classical and contemporary plays written by nationally known authors. Our productions are designed to address the emotional and intellectual needs of our community by ranging from being simply entertaining to being thought-provoking, controversial and enlightening.
Originally built in 1890, the OCT historic building was rebuilt twice following fires and is one of the oldest theatre structures in Indianapolis. The building is the holder of a "notable" distinction by the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Architecture.
Our Town Players Community Theatre
This group provides theatrical opportunities for the community, including small and large productions, workshops, and a first-person historical troupe.
Peewinkle's Puppet Studio
Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio’s mission is to bring an age-old art to the youngest of hearts. Hundreds of handmade characters enchant audiences with music, merriment, and messages designed to educate and entertain .
This professional, non-profit theatre produces contemporary, issue-oriented plays year-round on two stages: the 130-seat Mainstage and the 75-seat Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre. Outreach programs such as discount previews, post-play discussions, and a “Free Ticket February” promotion for teens are also offered. Call the theatre for current productions and to receive a schedule of upcoming plays.
Sapphire Theatre Company
The Sapphire Theatre Company is dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of quality art. Our mission is to produce
professional theatre that entertains, inspires, and connects in order to enrich the human spirit, compensate artists for
their talents, and contribute to the cultural growth.
Shelby County Players
This organization’s mission is to provide live theatre experiences for audiences, actors, and crew members. It produces five plays each year including comedies, dramas, musicals, farces, melodramas, and children’s productions.
The Cultural Hot Spot of Beech Grove! Spotlight Players strives to bring quality, message-driven theater to the community. We encourage all who have a love for theater to become involved with us. Spotlight Players, a community theatre based in Beech Grove, Indiana, is in its 14th season. Spotlight began life in Hendricks county and relocated to its current location in 2008. We are a member of the Encore Association and present a full season of shows.
Stage To Screen Studios, LLC
Stage To Screen Studios is dedicated to the educational development of and providing individuals seeking professional training and/or performance opportunities in the performing arts.
The studio’s 7 show 2018/19 Cabaret Series will kick-off the weekend of Friday, September 14th and continues through Spring 2019.
Shows Performance Dates
Indiana’s Got Talent! September 14, 15, 16
September 21, 22, 23
Legends Live! October 12, 13, 14
October 19, 20, 21
Broadways Greatest Hits! November 9, 10, 11
November 16, 17, 18
Holidazzle! December 7, 8, 9
December 14, 15, 16
Motown’s Legends Live! January 25, 26, 27
February 1, 2, 3
Hip-Hooray for Hollywood! February 22, 23, 24
March 1, 2, 3
Apollo Live! March 22, 23, 24
March 29, 30, 31
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis is a new non-profit professional theater company based in downtown Indy focused on producing new plays by underrepresented playwrights. Storefront stages productions in the style of Chicago storefront theaters: with small and intimate settings; raw, and underscored by emotional truth.
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis is a non-profit, professional theatre company located at 717 Broad Ripple Avenue. Focused on producing new plays by female and minority playwrights, Storefront stages productions in the style of Chicago storefront theaters: with small and intimate settings; raw, and underscored by emotional truth.
As theatre practitioners, we seek to expand the creative conversation with young, curious, and inventive minds by offering a variety of theatre-based learning and exploration centered on developing new works created by young community members on topics of import to them.
Storytelling Arts of Indiana
Storytelling Arts of Indiana promotes the art of storytelling by creating opportunities in Indiana for diverse audiences of all ages to listen and share stories and by showcasing tellers who entertain and inspire.
Strand Theatre of Shelbyville, Inc.
The Strand Theatre has been a mainstay of the Shelbyville, Indiana cityscape since 1916. With the exception of the transition period beginning in the spring of 2005, the Strand has been in continuous operation since opening in the spring of 1916. It is the only surviving “old” theatre in the city limits of Shelbyville. MainStreet Shelbyville, Inc., acquired the building from its owners in the summer of 2004 to help preserve this important part or our local history. There was a strong sentiment among the board members of this group that if this important step were not taken, the building could possibly be lost to history.
Summer Stock Stage
About Summer Stock Stage – Summer Stock Stage exists to provide theater experiences for teenage students in central Indiana. Co-founded by Emily Ristine Holloway, artistic director and Jeanne Bowling, music director, the artistic team now includes Kyle Ragsdale, curator of the Harrison Center for the Arts; Mariel Greenlee and Brandon Comer of Dance Kaleidoscope; Cherri Jaffee, former Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope; Michael Moffatt, Theater Department chair, Cathedral High School and professional actor/director Charles Goad. While pursuing their own careers as artists, these adults mentor and collaborate with the student artists in two major musical productions each summer. Park Tudor School generously donates the use of their beautiful facilities in their common vision for enriching the lives of students and the community through the arts. There are 10 performances for 4,000 theatergoers.
Eclipse is a new program of Summer Stock Stage, featuring Summer Stock Stage alumni in professional productions of contemporary musical theater. Performances reach 1,000 theatergoers and are produced in more intimate spaces.
Ten West Center for the ARTS
We provide a place in Central Indiana where kids can express themselves. We help students find their passion and explore it further. We encourage creativity which builds a well rounded person.
We’re passionate about helping the community and the people within it .
A premier nightlife destination, The Cabaret features a dynamic range of captivating artists in a uniquely intimate and sophisticated setting. Performers shatter the fourth wall, divulging anecdotes and stories as they take you on a musical journey. Savoring a classic cocktail or lite bite is encouraged, so join us and settle in for a world-class nightlife experience.
Past performers at The Cabaret include: Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife), Jane Lynch (Annie, GLEE), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, Rent, The Good Wife), Megan Hilty (Smash, Wicked), Ana Gasteyer (SNL, Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (Anything Goes, Wicked), Linda Eder (Jekyll & Hyde), Betty Buckley (Cats, Sunset Boulevard), Sam Harris (Star Search), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, Glee) and Liz Callaway (Baby, Cats) among others.
Box Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm, and 2pm-4pm on days with a performance.
The Indianapolis Opera
The Indianapolis Opera is the only professional opera company serving the state of Indiana. Over a 40-year history the company has inspired nearly one million audience members with more than 130 productions of the standard and contemporary repertory. The company has built a solid reputation as a regional opera company dedicated to presenting American opera with over 14 different operas featuring composers such as Argento, Bernstein, Floyd, Gershwin, Hoiby, Leigh, Menotti, Moore, Stravinsky, Ward, and Weill. Young professional artists appearing with the Indianapolis Opera have gone on to international careers in the world’s major opera houses including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Bastille, La Scala, and many more. The Indianapolis Opera provides a needed outlet for local artists in supporting and chorus roles as well as artisans practicing the art of stagecraft.
The educational programs of the Indianapolis Opera reach approximately thirty thousand students annually throughout Indiana and Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. With a commitment to training young artists, the Indianapolis Opera has played an active role in developing the careers of artists and stage directors.
As a producer of opera, the world’s first multimedia art-form, the Indianapolis Opera has led the way in the Hoosier State consistently delivering a professional product that engages, inspires, and educates the community while simultaneously providing a creative outlet for artists and an economic engine for hundreds of individuals.
At the Indianapolis Opera our core artistic beliefs propel us toward striving for artistic excellence. We believe that the highest and best form of artistic expression begins with the human voice. It is this voice, expressed either singularly or united with others that have the power to inspire the kind of creativity and innovation that is so vital to our community. We believe that the stage should be a forum for communication and engagement, not just entertainment. Finally, it is through the act of musical storytelling that our collective humanity is expressed and defined for generations to come.
At this moment, the Indianapolis Opera is focused on continually reaching new audiences, communicating the profound beauty of the human voice, inspiring the next generation of students in our schools, and creating a home for creative voices at the Frank and Katrina Basile Opera Center. Being excellent community stewards of the artistic, educational, and financial resources entrusted to us is our utmost goal.
The Indy Convergence
Indy Convergence is an international artist residency program focused on interdisciplinary collaboration and the intersection of arts in community. IC serves the Near West neighborhoods of Indianapolis and maintains programs internationally in Jacmel, Haiti and London, Ontario. Cultivating the talent that already exists on a local level and facilitating residency programs to bring in new perspectives, Indy Convergence works to both stimulate and amplify community voices.
The Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis
We are an organization dedicated to bringing the Irish culture and arts to the Greater Indianapolis region. We offer classes to all ages and levels of experience in traditional Irish instruments, song, dance and language.
The Vagabonds' Bridge Theatre Company
The Vagabonds' Bridge Theatre Company was created in June 2012 by a group of emerging theatre artists from the University of Indianapolis community with a common passion for artistic exploration and congenial collaboration. As a theatre company, we strive to reinvigorate our reverence for challenging, stirring, appealing theatre through new and published works.
Theatre at The Milk Building
Theatre at the Milk Building is housed in a nearly century-old former milk condensery in Lebanon that has been extensively renovated. The spacious, high-tech theatre offers a variety of amenities including a movie theatre style concession stand and has seen continued improvements throughout its ten-year history. Theatre at the Milk Building is known for its innovative staging of unique comedy, action and horror shows with highlights such as Epic Proportions (2004), What the Rabbi Saw (2005) and Dracula (2010). The theatre maintains a busy online presence on its website and on Facebook, where amusing pictures and stories from behind the scenes are regularly posted. (facebook.com/TheatreattheMilkBuilding)
Theatre Non Nobis
Theatre Non Nobis is a collaboration of theatrical artists who come together to give their gifts to God and present theatre that breaks out of the bonds of traditional Christian drama. The mission is to enlighten and touch the minds and spirits of audiences, and thus promote thought and discussion. The group seeks to find a new audience and a new vision of theatre while reaching out, opening minds, teaching, and learning.
Theatre on the Square
Theatre on the Square produces popular plays and musicals, local/world premieres of new and challenging works, late-night theatre, and young artists’ productions. Located in the heart of the Massachusetts Avenue Arts District, the theatre features a 130-seat stage and an intimate 60-seat stage.
Young Actors Theatre
Young Actors Theatre creates theatrical opportunities that instill confidence, creativity, and discipline in youth. Our vision is to empower life.
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