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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.

  • A person stands at a microphone surrounded by an audience in a black box theater.
  • A femalee puppeteer performs with a duck marionette before an audience of children and adults in a black box theater.

The Studio Theater

With a seated capacity of 200, the Studio Theater’s flexible black box design offers multiple seating and stage configurations to suit a variety of intimate musical and theatrical productions. It is located in the same building as the Tarkington, across the Center Green from the Palladium and adjacent to the Center Parking Garage.