The Center is a 501(c)3 non–profit educational, arts, and cultural organization.

Main Box Office
Located at the west entrance of the Palladium off 3rd Avenue SW
1 Carter Green
Carmel, IN 46032

Hours: Open two hours before Palladium performances
Phone service only: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Tarkington & Studio Theater Box Office
Located in the James Building lobby, across Carter Green from the Palladium
4 Carter Green
Carmel, IN 46032

Open one hour before Tarkington and Studio Theater performances

Box Office

General Information



Accessible parking spaces are available along the South Loop drive between the Palladium and the Tarkington. Beginning one hour prior to most Palladium performances, valet parking is available at the West Lobby entrance. The valet service is $15 or complimentary for Jaguars and Land Rovers.


  • Arrival: Street level and elevator access is available in the Palladium’s West Lobby, located at the 3rd Avenue SW entrance, and is also available in the East Lobby located near the Monon Greenway.  


  • Wheelchair accessible seating: Accessible seating is located in various sections of the venues. Special seating arrangements may be made in advance by calling the box office at 317.843.3800.


Assisted-Listening Devices

Assisted-listening devices are available free of charge at the lower Salon level at both sides of the coat check. A refundable deposit is required.


Children 4 and older are welcome to attend performances. All patrons must have tickets and be able to sit quietly throughout the performance. Children of all ages are welcome at Family Shows.


Coat Check

Coat check services are available at the west side of the lower Salon level near the restrooms at the Palladium. Coat room facilities are also available at the Tarkington and the Studio Theater.


Electronic Devices

Use of cellular phones, pagers, cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited in the theater. Please deactivate the sounds on any electronic device to avoid disrupting the performance.


Emergency Procedure

In the event of an emergency, an announcement will explain the best method of exit. Please note the multiple red exit signs. For your safety, please exit in a calm and orderly manner.



Telephone and online purchases for Center Presents, Resident Company and rental events include a per-ticket handling fee. Subscription purchases include a per-order handling fee.



Guests are prohibited from bringing weapons onto the premises. The Center for the Performing Arts does not provide weapon lockers. Weapons may not be checked in by any staff or security personnel. Guests found in possession of weapons will be asked to immediately remove the items from the premises. Guests who refuse to comply with such a request will be removed from the premises.


Food and Beverage

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the venues. Concessions are available in the lobbies before the performance and through intermission. The Southeast lobby bar features sandwiches, candy, soda, coffee, premium wine, specialty beer and domestic beer. 


Late Arrival Policy

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management. Video and audio simulcast of the performance is available in the lobbies for your convenience while waiting.


No Smoking

The Center for the Performing Arts campus is smoke-free. Tobacco, cigars and e-cigarettes are not permitted. Thank you for not smoking.



Free self-parking is offered in the secure, on-site garage located south of the Palladium. Enter the Center’s parking garage off 3rd Avenue SW.


Refund Policy

All sales are final, with no refunds. All programs, artists, dates, times and prices are subject to change. The Center for the Performing Arts,, is the official authorized ticket service provider. The Center is not responsible for tickets obtained through other sources and cannot refund or exchange tickets purchased from brokers or secondary ticket resellers.



The Center generally does not cancel performances due to inclement weather.


Have tickets, but can't attend? Exchange or donate:
If you are unable to use your tickets for a Center Presents performance, consider exchanging them for another performance or, if you are a subscriber or donor, returning them as a tax-deductible donation. Exchange fees and upgrade charges may apply. Some performances are not eligible for exchange. Please contact the Box Office at least 48 hours prior to the performance for ticket exchanges or ticket donations, and please have the tickets in hand.