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

Fifth Third Bank Box Office

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

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12-4pm; also open two hours before Palladium performances

At the Tarkington & Studio Theater
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


Prohibited Items

For your safety, guests at the Center for the Performing Arts may be subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags, containers and/or clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Guests may refuse inspections; however, management reserves the right to refuse entry. Metal detectors are placed at all entrances for Center Presents events in the Palladium.


For safety reasons, prohibited items may include but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances, or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
  • Audio/video recorders, professional cameras, tripods
  • Backpacks and other bags exceeding 12" x 12" x 6"
  • Cans, bottles, coolers, or other similar containers
  • Clothing that displays obscene/offensive language and/or pictures (as determined by Center management)
  • Laser pens/pointers of any type
  • Military or tactical-style clothing/gear (active-duty military uniforms are allowed)
  • Noisemakers such as air horns
  • Outside food or drinks
  • Pepper spray/Mace
  • Weapons of any type, including chains, knives, firearms, and spiked jewelry
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by event/building management


If an item is revealed during a search, the guest may dispose of the item or return the item to a safe storage location away from the Center's campus.