Butler Arts Center

4620 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Broad Ripple


Open Mon.-Fri., 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Box office open Mon.-Fri., 10 am-5 pm

The Butler Arts Center has a unique role amongst University managed Performing Arts Centers. The BAC serves the Butler University, Indianapolis and larger Central Indiana communities and hosts over 250,000 patrons annually for a variety of presentations that provide shared experiences in the performing and visual arts.

Consolidating four arts venues on the campus of Butler University under one umbrella organization, The Butler Arts Center is anchored by Clowes Memorial Hall, which seats 2,123 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 Jimmy Fallon, 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 475 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.

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Room Name Capacity Configuration
Clowes Memorial Hall 2,123
Shelton Auditorium 400
The Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts 475
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall 138
Lilly Hall Studio Theatre 100


Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus

February 19, 2020

Four Score & Seven Years Ago

March 3, 2020

Dog Man: The Musical

March 4, 2020

The One and Only Ivan

March 5, 2020

Drum Tao 2020

March 6, 2020

Charlotte's Web

March 18, 2020

Diary of Anne Frank

March 19-20, 2020

My Little Pony Live

March 28, 2020


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