Celebrate the Holidays at Clowes Memorial Hall

In the heart of Indianapolis is a home for passion, creativity, innovation, and the highest caliber of professional and student performances – the Butler Arts Center. 

And now, they’re ready to bring you some holiday cheer. Celebrate the holidays at Clowes Memorial Hall with any (or all!) of these festive shows.

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

December 5-8
Clowes Memorial Hall

The longest running, fully staged production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in Indiana. A holiday family tradition, children and adults will be dazzled and delighted by spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, glorious scenery, and pyrotechnical magic. The brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s music will be brought to life by the Butler Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark.

Rejoice! A Butler Holiday Tradition

December 13-14
Clowes Memorial Hall

Presented by the Jordan College of the Arts, the Butler School of Music and the Department of Choral Activities is this year’s presentation of “Rejoice!” Featuring performances by the Butler Chorale, University Choir, Chamber Singers and the Butler Wind Ensemble, this year’s program will offer a wide variety of selections for the holidays suitable for friends and families of all ages.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

December 18
Clowes Memorial Hall

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola, Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.

Tickets for all of these performances are available at ButlerArtsCenter.org and the Clowes Memorial Hall Box Office.

About Butler Arts & Events Center

The Butler Arts Center (BAC) is Central Indiana’s premiere home for diverse performing arts programming and education on the beautiful campus of Butler University. Its venues welcome more than 200,000 visitors annually, with 30,000 from the student matinee series. The BAEC is comprised of five venues including its flagship 2100 seat venue Clowes Memorial Hall; the Schrott Center for the Arts with 475 seats; Shelton Auditorium with nearly 400 seats; Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall with 135 seats and Lilly Hall Studio Theatre. Programming includes the Butler Arts Presents series, BAEC’s Education Matinee Series, Jordan College of the Arts performances, Broadway In Indianapolis shows, various Butler lecture series, performances from local performing arts organizations and a variety of national touring shows.

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