Original Architect: Evans Woollen III & John M. Johansen
Architectural Style: A Bedford limestone & concerete structure modeled after 17th and 18th Century opera houses.
For 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.
In addition to the Clowes Performing Arts Series and their Education program, Clowes Memorial Hall is home to resident companies such as the Indianapolis Opera, JCFA's Music at Bulter and the Butler Ballet. Broadway in Indianapolis and other great organizations such as Music For All (Bands of America) and Butler’s Visiting Writers Series and Religion Seminars also present at Clowes Memorial Hall.
Other notesHandicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity2072
Ample parking is available for Broadway in Indianapolis performances throughout the Butler University campus. These areas are highlighted yellow in the map below.
Accessible parking is available in the East Parking lot, located directly behind the Schrott Center for the Arts.
Accessible seats are reserved in each price level and are subject to availability.
Broadway in Indianapolis Subscribers who require accessible seating may purchase tickets via their online account or by calling (317) 632-7469.
Single ticket buyers may purchase accessible seat locations by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 982-2787.
Phonic Ear Sound Enhancement Information:
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. Guests may also bring their own Phonic Ear receiver to use with our system.
American Sign Language Interpreted Performances:
Sign language interpreted performances are the first Sunday evening performance of each production, unless otherwise noted. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please call (317) 632-7469.
Audio Described Performances:
To request this service please contact the Broadway in Indianapolis Administrative Office: (317) 632-7469 (M-F, 9am to 5pm). Please note: audio described services must be requested 10 days prior to your performance.
To request this service please contact the Broadway in Indianapolis Administrative Office: (317) 632-7469 (M-F, 9am to 5pm). Please note: requests must be received 10 days prior to your performance.
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