For almost 50 years Clowes Memorial Hall has remained one of the Midwest's premiere performing arts facilities. Clowes Memorial Hall opened its doors October 18, 1963 in memory of the late Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, former research director for Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Clowes devoted his life to science and the arts. The idea of a multi-purpose hall to serve Indianapolis and the community as a center for all the entertaining arts was conceived by Dr. Clowes. Funds to erect and complete the hall were subscribed by Dr. Clowes' family, with his wife, Edith Whitehill Clowes as the principal donor, Butler University and a small circle of friends sharing in Dr. Clowes' devotion to the arts.
Other notesHandicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity2072
Clowes Hall uses Phonic Ear Sound Enhancement to amplify stage dialogue. Patrons may pick up their individual receiver at the reception desk in the main lobby or patrons may bring their own Phonic Ear receiver to use with our system.
Ample parking is available in the East Parking Lot. Patrons that have special needs or require accessible seating may purchase tickets by calling (317) 940-6444, or toll-free at (800) 732-0804.
Interpreters will be provided for appropriate performances. Call (317) 940-9697 at least 10 days prior to event you wish to attend.