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. Consolidating four arts venues on the campus of Butler University under one umbrella organization, The Center is anchored by Clowes Memorial Hall, which seats 2,148 and after 53 years remains Indiana’s most versatile and professional venue, having welcomed the world’s greatest talent and personalities—a star-studded list that includes Maya Angelou and Bill Clinton, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Itzhak Perlman, Wynton Marsalis and Sir Elton John.
The Schrott Center for the Arts, completed in 2013, adds a one-of-a-kind, student- and community-focused facility to the Butler Arts Center. At just 454 seats, but with a full-size proscenium stage, the venue is designed to optimize acoustics and sightlines, and is equally well-suited for music, dance, and theatre.
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall seats 138 in a space ideal for intimate recitals, concerts, talks, and lectures.
Lilly Hall Studio Theatre is home to the renowned Butler Theatre who produce a wide range of classics, world premieres, and devised works.
Together, Clowes Memorial Hall, the Schrott Center for the Arts, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, and Lilly Hall Studio Theatre form Central Indiana’s premier destination for the performing arts, the Butler Arts Center. We invite you to join us this year for exciting programming that intertwine knowledge and creativity to activate your curiosity.