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The Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational, arts, and cultural organization.

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

  • Families with small childen are seated in a carpeted lounge space watching musicians perform on piano, saxophone and drums.
  • People are seated in white folding chairs listening to the instructor during a vocal class.

Shiel Sexton Songbook Lounge

Located on the Gallery or top level of the Palladium and available for rent, the 1,400-square-foot Songbook Lounge boasts balconies with sweeping views of the Center Green and the Tarkington and Studio theaters. An interactive multimedia display provides information about the lives and legacies of Songbook Hall of Fame inductees.