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 Center Green
Carmel, IN 46032

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

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

Open one hour before Tarkington and Studio Theater performances

Box Office

Songbook Exhibit Gallery


Visit the Songbook Exhibit Gallery

The Songbook Exhibit Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to all Songbook and Jazz Series events in the Palladium. Please note that there is no admission fee to visit the Songbook Exhibit Gallery; we are open to the public free of charge during the times listed above. 

The Songbook Exhibit Gallery is located on the Gallery level of the Palladium- please use the elevator in the West Lobby of the Palladium (adjacent to the Box Office) when you arrive.


Current Exhibit

While long remembered as the creator of the hugely successful Broadway musical, The Music Man, Meredith Willson was also a successful musician, conductor, composer, and beloved radio host prior to his Broadway career. Our current exhibit, The Unsinkable Meredith Willson, showcases his long career in entertainment that began in Mason City, Iowa using materials from the Meredith Willson collection housed in the Songbook Foundation’s archives.


Explore The Unsinkable Meredith Willson by visiting the Great American Songbook Exhibit Gallery located on the Gallery level of the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts.