Performing Arts Center
4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University opened on October 18, 1963, and was built through the vision and auspices of Edith Whitehall Clowes, wife of Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, a former research director with Eli Lilly and Company. Clowes Memorial Hall boasts a 2200-seat auditorium and hosts a variety of performances, university and community events, and town hall lectures throughout the year. In addition to the Clowes Performing Arts Series and its Education Program, Clowes also is the home of resident companies such as the Indianapolis Opera, the Jordan College’s Music at Butler series and the Butler Ballet. Other great organizations such as Broadway in Indianapolis and Butler’s Visiting Writers Series and Religion Seminars all use this facility.
For 40 years, Clowes Memorial Hall has remained one of the Midwest’s premiere performing arts facilities. Keeping in line with its mission of lifelong learning in and through the arts, Clowes programs a performing arts series each year, focusing on internationally, artistically, and culturally diverse live performance. Its programming is eclectic and unique to the Clowes stage.