Clowes Memorial Hall

Clowes Memorial Hall — Indianapolis, IN


Phone: 317.940.6444


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 notes

Handicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity2072


General Parking:

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:

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.

Wheelchair 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 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.

Braille Programs

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.


2013-2014 Season:

THE ADDAMS FAMILY: May 13 - 18, 2014

MEMPHIS: April 1 - 6, 2014

FLASHDANCE: October 1 - 6, 2014

2012-2013 Season:

WEST SIDE STORY: June 4 - 9, 2013


2011-2012 Season:

LES MISERABLES: April 10 - 15, 2012

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: October 11 - 16, 2011

2010-2011 Season:

ROCK OF AGES: April 10 - 11, 2011

GREASE: March 22 - 27, 2011

9 to 5: January 11 - 16, 2011

CATS: November 26 - 28, 2010

2009-2010 Season:

LEGALLY BLONDE: May 4 - 9, 2010

A CHORUS LINE: April 20 - 25, 2010

101 DALMATIANS: March 4 - 9, 2010

THE COLOR PURPLE: December 29, 2009 - January 3, 2010

MAMMA MIA!: October 23 - 25, 2009

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